The reason I'm posting this is so I remember it. A long time ago I found out that if I just wrote something down, the mere act of writing, would cause stuff to stick in my head, so I'm hoping this will.
Gomez de Riquet is/was an imaginary "person" and that's where this started. I ran into the name just pawing around this morning. Idle hands are the devil's workshop.
We all have a Gomez de Riquet; "Oh, I'm sorry I can't make dinner tonight, Gomez de Riquet needs to see me on some business".... (just a note that there are more than a few Gomez de Riquet's on Facebook).
About a century ago, a group of artists formed a little society called Société des Apaches (Les Apaches) - not at all an obvious Indian reference but a slang term for hooligan as they were something of the Paris equal to Hell's Angels Invade the East Village set in the 50s (perhaps). Members of the group included:
|Calvocoressi about 1909|
- Edouard Benedictus, painter, composer and scientist
- Michel-Dimitri Calvocoressi, writer and music critic
- Maurice Delage, composer
- Manuel de Falla, composer
- Léon-Paul Fargue, poet
- Lucien Garban, publisher
- Pierre Haour
- Désiré-Émile Inghelbrecht, conductor
- Tristan Klingsor, poet, painter, art theorist
- Maurice Ravel, composer and pianist
- Gomez de Riquet (an imaginary member)
- Florent Schmitt, composer
- Paul Sordes, painter
- Igor Stravinsky, composer
- Ricardo Viñes, pianist
- Émile Vuillermoz, music critic
Alborado del Gracioso (Ravel's orchestration)