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With Danse Gothique Vladimir Ivanoff calls attention to the astonishing similarities between Guillaume de Marchaut, the most innovative and versatile composer of the 14th century France, and the great musical maverick Erik Satie. Both endeavored to bring together diverging intellectual currents. Moreover, both of the artists regarded the Middle Ages as a “psychological landscape” in which the truth and fantasy were inseparably intermingled. However, Sarband goes further than that by presenting their material from the perspective of the Orient aspiring to ain access to European music.