Erik Satie : a Video Performance !
In december 2011 , i had the chance to do a very nice video performance with Shantidas Riedacker.
It was on a Erik Satie piece that i found out by luck : The Suite Harmonique , who is supposed to be the whole piece the Satie created for the Rose + Croix Salon (in fact the complete Fils de l Etoile with the 3 Sonneries). There are extremely limited proof that the concert really happened (but there is a proof of a reh).
For the one who folow my career since quite some time, 2011 was a crazy year, the Vexations 4 Japan tour and also the 2 Satie Marathons in Honfleur (Complete Satie including the Vexations) and in Perpignan (without the Vexations) . The first plan to record all the maestro music with Sheva Collection originated from this year as well (and as you might know, finally realised in 2014 ! but .... in a wonderful way).
So .... At the same time i was supposed to do a "Complete Satie" in 10 recitals at the Cathédrale Sainte Croix des Arméniens in Paris. I could do only 2 concerts ......
Anyway, on this very special day i was able to join forces with the Light Sculptor "Shantidas Riedacker" , a friend back from the old days when i was spending most of my free time in the Paris ' Underground musical scene. I was (and i am still, but he stopped to use them) a big fan of what he was doing with his wall of TV screens , and for months we talked about doing something together.
The concert was a huge success. The whole Cathedral was packed. But unfortunately we could not do another concert together. The only plan i could get (for the famous David Lynch place "Le Silencio" turned to be a piano solo concert) , and after with our busy career....
As far as i remember , Shantidas used a mic to see the audio frenquancies and so to adapt his improvisations and light movements.
There were 2 HD projector , and we projected on all the back of the Cathedral . It was truely amazing !
You can discover also some nice pictures from the concert. I hope you will enjoy it !
the croud start to gather during the tests