Calling all pianists: take part in a Satie marathon on Sunday 22 June as part of An Aldeburgh Musicircus


On Sunday 22 June the Aldeburgh Festival is staging An Aldeburgh Musicircus, a huge, freewheeling event that will bring together over 800 musicians to turn the town into a giant musical marketplace, inspired by John Cage’s Musicircus happenings, where the composer hoped that ‘you won’t hear a thing – you’ll hear everything’.

One of the fringe events of An Aldeburgh Musicircus is Vexations, a short passage of music written by Erik Satie with the instruction to repeat 840 times – an instruction which his admirer John Cage carried out. Starting at 11am and ending at 9.30pm on Sunday 22 June, a relay of 23 pianists including Aldeburgh Festival Artistic Director Pierre-Laurent Aimard will perform on the piano on the first floor of the ArtHouse, 31 Crag Path, overlooking Aldeburgh beach.

If you would like to take part, please contact Caroline Wiseman on 01728 452754 or