Pianoless Vexations (Erik Satie)
Pianoless Vexations (MP3) 8 hours of MP3s recorded live at The Sculpture Center, NYC on June 11, 2006. Vexations was composed by Erik Satie in 1893 and consists of a short motif repeated 840 times.
Vexations was first performed publicly by John Cage and several other pianists over the course of 19 hours in 1963. As the title conveys, artists performing in Pianoless Vexations used any instrument except the piano to perform Satie's original composition. Instruments included laptops, drums, guitar, French horn, violin, trumpet, saxophone, viola, recorder, toy piano, harpsichord, mandolin, bass, film projectors, voice, dulcimer and more. Artists include Randy Nordschow; Hay Sanders; Bruce Pearson and Marco Navarette; Daphna Mor, Rachel Begley, and Nina Stern; Bruce Arnold Jazz Trio; Alan Licht and Angela Jaeger; String Messengers; Rusty Santos; Amy Granat; Greg Kelley; Miguel Frasconi; Bethany Ryker; D. Edward Davis and Erik Carlson; Zachary Seldess; Charles Waters and Katie Pawluk; Andrew Lampert and Steve Dalachinsky; Margaret Leng Tan; Trudy Chan; David Grubbs; Goddess; Matthew Ostrowski; Kenta Nagai; Stephin Merritt and Ethan Cohen; Rick Moody, Hannah Marcus, and Tianna Kennedy.
(MP3) 8 hours of MP3s recorded live at The Sculpture Center, NYC on June 11, 2006.