Erik Satie

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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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  • ''Before I compose a piece, I walk around it several times, accompanied by myself.''
    Erik Satie (1866-1925), French composer, pianist. Bulletin des Éditions Musicales (Paris, Dec. 1913), quoted in Alan M. Gillmor, Erik Satie, ch. 5 (19...
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