I was listening to this and couldn’t figure out why I didn’t include it in the Gurdjieff Medley.
Love it. Hope you do too.
G.I. Gurdjieff was surely one of the most influencial figures from the first half of the 20th century, as regards influencing the big names in the Arts, Mystical schools, Musicians etc. An incredibly charismatic man who lived life to the full. His music is unlike any other. Isn’t it?
Sacred hymne no. 4 / Allegretto / Chants of the Molokans / Tibetan melody
Eric Satie (1866-1925) and G.I. Gurdjieff (1872-1949)
Satie was the archetypal poor, struggling artist. Eccentric? You bet. 84 identical handkerchiefs and 12 identical velvet suits! For 27 years he never let anyone in his home. He used to walk miles and miles over Paris every day. Some of his compositions he called “Furniture music”! (meant to be background)
Gurdjieff? Genuine “advanced soul” and “spiritual master” to some. Charlatan to others. A most charismatic man who led a full, colourful life. Both were involved in the cutting edge culture of their day, and both had contact with the “In Crowd” (*NOTE: this is Thomas de Hartmann playing, not Gurdjieff. Some people feel de Hartmann was the person close enough to Gurdjieff to play his compositions the way they were meant to be played)
Have a listen. Meditate, be hypnotised or fall asleep! (seriously – some beautiful moments)
Satie gymnopedies no. 1 lent-et-douloureux
Satie – one of the gnossiennes series
Satie – Reverie-du-pauvre
Gurdjieff – holy affirming / holy denying / holy reconciling
holy affirming holy denying holy reconciling
Gurdjieff – Meditation
Gurdjieff – Rejoice Bellzebub
Update on just how eccentric Satie was! You only need to read the first paragraph of this article.