Spring 2016 Concert Series: Music, Mind, Mirth and Mayhem

No Exit is pleased to be presenting the second installment in the ensemble’s year-long celebration of the music, mind, mirth and mayhem of the original musical Dadaist, Eric Satie. In an effort to present Satie’s music as just not a bit of history, but as part of a ‘living’ legacy, No Exit has commissioned seven new pieces which represent each composer’s personal take on Satie and how his influence has shaped their own musical universe. These will be presented in the form of six short piano pieces a la Satie along with a structured improvisation based on Satie’s incomparable Vexations. Happy 150th Monsieur Satie!

Thank you to our special guest performers Linda White, Scott McKee and Gunnar Owen Hirthe.

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No Exit April 2016 Program (Click for complete PDF)

HA April 2016

“Sean Gabriel played the idiomatic work with flair.”
-Mike Telin, ClevelandClassical.com (Apr,2016)
“as always, played with sensitivity”
-Mike Telin, ClevelandClassical.com (Apr,2016)
“Cara Tweed and Nicholas Diodore performed it beautifully”
-Mike Telin, ClevelandClassical.com (Apr,2016)

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Six Pieces a la Satie (2016) “World Premiere”

Lettres Dansantes: Hommage a E.Satie
Geoffrey Burleson (b.1964)Forests: real and imagined
Timothy Beyer (b.1970)

Spiritualites Simultane
James Praznik (b.1985)

Chant Extatique
Robert Honstein (b.1980)

David Rakowski (b.1958)

Pensees Tetues
Kevin Eppich (b.1978)

Duo for Violin and Cello (1982)
Heinz Holliger (b.1939)

RIDE (2014) “World Premiere”
Buck McDaniel (b.1994)


Diptyque (1981)
Georges Delerue (b.1925 – d.1992)
I. Poco lento
II. Allegro

Vexations? (2016) “World Premiere”
James Praznik (b.1985)
I. ou il est question de pardon musique spectrale
II. pause – Tres Lent
III. pour le pauvre minimalisme europeen
IV. pause – Assez vif
V. A propos de Satie et Boulez