June 03, 2004

Making music

Yoko came over last night and we worked on the Satie (four hand piano) pieces we are learning, 3 Morceaux en Forme de Poire. Again we were often doubled up with laughter at our mistakes. We took turns making (the big, obvious) mistakes. The music is a language that transcends the fact that I donít speak Japanese.

It is so fascinating to me that Satieís harmonies are so unusual and yet playing a wrong note is so very wrong. It really taxes my attention, but when the playing goes well (i.e., right), it is so very beautiful.

I (really) canít sing or play the guitar, but what a luxury, to spend an evening playing Satie.

Posted by leya at June 3, 2004 07:43 AM