"A light at the end of the tunnel... I was chuckling to myself as I watched!" - Audience member.
Escape reality with Erik Satie's music, reimagined for film and the internet by the award-winning team behind The Goldberg Variations: Meditations On Solitude, Historiae de divini // Tales of the Divine and Stravinsky Septet. This work is directed by Jonathan Berman.
This filmed performance was released on Friday, 29th of January 2021 at 9am UK time. You can still purchase a ticket to watch at anytime that suits you.
Sports et divertissements (Sports and Pastimes), is a series of 21 very short works. The score was originally published as a collectible item with illustrations by Charles Martin and calligraphy by Erik Satie himself.
Satie deliberately made this work 'unperformable' and we have taken on the challenge in a very 21st-century way: a digitally-native, multimedia and interactive performance made for audiences watching online. The result is something completely new: and not a format that Satie could have imagined. Try it, and tell us what you think.
Your ticket purchases directly support the artists, all of whom are paid by Greengage for their work. You can buy a ticket for just this event, or purchase an all-access pass to watch all 4 filmed concerts in the Found Spaces series.
Erik Satie: Sports et Divertissements arranged by Dominic Muldowney is by permission of Universal Edition A.G. Wien.
This filmed performance is part of Found Spaces, a series of 4 concert-films that embraces the creativity and flexibility of classical musicians. We gathered a group of brilliant musicians, videographers and artists to create visually exciting performances that couldn't happen in a traditional concert hall or with an in-person audience. These are performances in a digital format for an artistic reason and to create an exciting new audience experience, not just because the COVID-19 pandemic has closed concert halls around the world.
Join us in Greengage's continued efforts to push the boundaries of digital performances, make paid work for artists and demonstrate the power of the arts to bring people together.