Critical reaction to date
Self-confessed Satie addict and expert Alistair McGowan was sent an advance copy of “Un Hommage à Erik”. McGowan has written and presented a documentary on BBC R4 “The Unsent Letters of Erik Satie” http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036thyn and also written and starred in an Afternoon Drama (also for Radio 4) entitled “Three Pieces in the Shape of a Pear” – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036twsz
His reaction was immediate:
‘Wonderful! Some of the best music Erik Satie never wrote!
Richard Fowles’ pieces are clever, beautiful and witty – three of my favourite things in the world.
Satie, himself, would be proud of this music and amused by the enterprise!
Confuse your friends at dinner parties with Mr Fowles’ Knossiennes. Just like the real thing. But not. Genius!”