"Both of the arrangements are beautiful, taking Satie's basic theme in sweet and and cloudily focused directions, and sounding great all the while. As with most of this label's productions, the packaging is as lovely and complex as the music."
Every Recording of Gymnopedie 1
"Two things to say about this 'un – firstly exceptional and secondly, unquestionably immaculate."
"Brendan Landis has found an opulent minimalism by taking some of the most spare music ever ... and maximizing its presence through simultaneous repetition."
Composed by Erik Satie. Concept and assembly by Brendan Landis. Live version arranged and directed by Evan Ziporyn, Airplane Ears Music (ASCAP), and performed by The Ambient Orchestra (with Brendan on guitar).
Assembled at Small Fire (Brooklyn) winter 2016, performed at MIT (Boston) winter 2017.
Evan thanks: MIT Center for Art Science & Technology, Alex Rigopulos and Sachi Sato, Rick and Terry Stone.
Brendan thanks: Paul and Evan for their generosity in making this happen in all its forms, all the performers live and recorded, what.cd, MIT, Petra, The Kid, our beloved potato plant A$AP Yam (RIP).
Cover photo and insert design by Brendan. Packaging by Sonido Polifonico.