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Satie

Erik (Alfred Leslie) . 1866--1925, French composer, noted for his eccentricity, experimentalism, and his direct and economical style. His music, including numerous piano pieces and several ballets, exercised a profound influence upon other composers, such as Debussy and Ravel
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Note: on the mistaken assumption that this was a composition by Satie, Robert Caby published it posthumously under the title 'Petite musique de clown triste' (Paris: Max Eschig, 1980).
Because Satie felt that his music should stay connected to its popular roots, he shunned nineteenth century ideas of Romantic expressiveness, thematic compositional techniques, and complex melodies.
While composing Parade, Satie began experimenting with sound as background, a precursor to modern ambient music.
Out of the three cases analyzed in detail, the final study on Erik Satie is the most cursory.
Hay un parecido de familia entre Satie y Paul Klee, ?
Folk, traditional, self-composed and even composers including Mozart, Schumann and Satie all featured in a performance about leaves falling, animals sleeping - ooh it's turning a bit chilly isn't it?
Blackshaw claims to be influenced by South-Asian folk music and visionary classical composers such as Arvo Part and Erik Satie - he told an interviewer, "I do have an interest in religion and theology and, for lack of a better word, spirituality and metaphysics" - yet his sound is blissfully personal and inventive.
Defence lawyer Satie Mohamed al-Haj told AFP after the hearing that the formation of the special court before which his clients had appeared was unconstitutional and did not guarantee their legal rights.
Playing the conventions of verse against those o fmusical notation, Satie configures a poet whose problems of self-expression become those of poetry itself.
The other three--dream, ambiguity and the absurd--provided the template by which four artists were selected as quintessential modernists: Alfred Jarry, Erik Satie, Henri (1e Douanier) Rousseau and Guillaume Apollinaire.
In the Satie and Schonberg especially, there's a concert-hall formality in the music-making that takes away somewhat from the earthy and suggestive character of the texts and the settings.
She has produced six albums in as many years and counts Great Danes and Erik Satie among her influences.