You can’t get weird enough
A Dangerous and Evil Piano Piece
Sam Sweet on Erik Satie’s “Vexations”: http://nyr.kr/1896hzH
“Those who sit for all eight hundred and forty repetitions tend to agree on a common sequence of reactive stages: fascination morphs into agitation, which gradually morphs into all-encompassing agony. But listeners who withstand that phase enter a state of deep tranquility.”
Score: Erik Satie’s “Vexations” (1893)
You play with language, specifically with the words ‘should’ or ‘could’. And you try to decipher the meaning of those words and once you think through all that, the statement inevitably becomes, I ‘must’ or I ‘have to’ do that.
Some people are totally amazed at what they might find in Outer Space - I’m totally amazed at what we find in the sea.
Funny thing about that… the sea is in outer space!