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PCM 3: A Satie cabaret
13:00 Mon 1 Aug 2016 Cadogan Hall, London
Actor and Erik Satie-fan Alistair McGowan presents an evening of music by the inimitable French composer, whose 150th anniversary falls this year. Pianist Alexandre Tharaud and singer Jean Delescluse perform.
Actor and Erik Satie-fan Alistair McGowan presents an evening of music by the inimitable French composer, whose 150th anniversary falls this year. Pianist Alexandre Tharaud and singer Jean Delescluse perform.

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French pianist and Satie champion Alexandre Tharaud leads a cabaret of music and words celebrating one of the most curious and innovative composers of the 20th century. He is joined by actor and impressionist Alistair McGowan (author of both a radio play and a documentary inspired by the composer) for a lunchtime foray featuring extracts from Satie’s witty Memoirs of an Amnesiac.

Along the way we discover more about the composer of the solo-piano Gnossiennes and Gymnopédies: a committed eccentric who embraced Surrealism, invented the term ‘furniture music’ (later to become ‘ambient music’), frequented Montmartre’s bohemian Le Chat Noir cabaret club, became seduced by an esoteric strain of mystical Catholicism and for a period ate only food that was white in colour.

There will be no interval