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Erik Satie

Éric Alfred Leslie Satie (17 May 1866 – Honfleur, 1 July 1925 - Paris; signed his name Erik Satie after 1884) was a French composer and pianist. Satie was a colourful figure in the early 20th century Parisian avant-garde. His work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism, repetitive music, and the Theatre of the Absurd.

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Parade (ballet)
... Parade is a ballet with music by Erik Satie and a one-act scenario by Jean Cocteau ... He had heard Satie's Trois morceaux en forme de poire ("Three Pieces in the Shape of a Pear") in a concert, and thought of writing a ballet scenario to such music ... Satie welcomed the idea of composing ballet music (which he had never done until that moment) but refused to allow any of his previous compositions to be used for the occasion, so Cocteau started writing a ...
Musée-Placard D'Erik Satie
... The Musée-Placard d'Erik Satie (Cupboard Museum of Erik Satie) is a small museum dedicated to composer Erik Satie (1866-1925) ...
Ambient Music - History
... role in the musical development of Erik Satie ... As an early 20th century French composer, Erik Satie used such Dadaist-inspired explorations to create an early form of ambient / background music that he labeled "furniture music" (Musique d'am ... From this greater historical perspective, Satie is the link between these early Art movements and the work of Brian Eno, who as an art school trained musician, had an appreciation of both ...
Erik Satie - Recordings and Arrangements - Arrangements in Popular Music
... Blood Sweat Tears released their eponymous second album, which included an adaptation of Erik Satie's Gymnopédie #1 (arranged by Dick Halligan) which they titled as ... Rorschach - Ambient to the music by Erik Satie"), as a kind of a musical Rorschach test to the music by Satie ... Mathias Rüegg) released The Minimalism of Eric Satie, a 2-LP set on the Swiss HatART label that included "reflections" on a number of Satie's works, notably three performances of ...
Ballets By Erik Satie - Recordings and Arrangements - Arrangements in Popular Music
... album, which included an adaptation of Erik Satie's Gymnopédie #1 (arranged by Dick Halligan) which they titled as Variations on a Theme by Erik Satie (First and Second Movements) ... Rorschach – Ambient to the music by Erik Satie"), as a kind of a musical Rorschach test to the music by Satie ... directed by Mathias Rüegg) released The Minimalism of Eric Satie, a 2-LP set on the Swiss HatART label that included "reflections" on a number of Satie's works, notably three ...

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