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Paris, France (1866 – 1925)

Alfred Éric Leslie Satie (Honfleur, 17 May 1866–Paris, 1 July 1925) was a French , , and .

Over the years, Erik Satie was described as a precursor of movements and styles as varied as , , , , , , and music. As well as taking the first steps towards techniques such as and , Satie became one of the first musicians to perform a cameo appearance in a film, in 1924’s Entr’acte by the French filmmaker René Clair.

Satie appears to have been the to half of the avant-garde movements of the twentieth century. He was in contact with Tristan Tzara, the initiator of the Dada movement. He got to know the other Dadaists, such as Francis Picabia (later to become a Surrealist), André Derain, Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray. Satie contributed to the Dadaist publication 391. In the first months of 1922, he was surprised to find himself entangled in the argument between Tzara and André Breton. Satie originally sided with Tzara, but managed to maintain friendly relations with most players in both camps.

Satie is today regarded as a key modernist composer. As well as influencing contemporaries such as Claude Debussy, who orchestrated two of Satie’s Gymnopédies, Maurice Ravel, and a group of composers known as the Les Six, his tendency towards simplicity and repetition continue to inform modern avant-garde genres.


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  • GMHead

    Please come to Brazil. [17]

    7 Aug 3:59am Reply
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    Please come to Brazil. [16]

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    25 Jul 9:13pm Reply
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    it's so calm [2]

    19 Jul 5:57am Reply
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    Wspaniałe :) I nie trudne do grania :)

    7 Jul 6:31pm Reply
  • hearing_damage

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    6 Jul 12:52pm Reply
  • Analala69

    Please come to Brazil. [15] huehuehue

    7 Jun 1:47pm Reply
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    i'm in love with this man!

    6 Jun 7:04pm Reply
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  • Bhrescya_Ayres

    Please come to Brazil. [14]

    15 May 12:34pm Reply
  • gabreur

    come to brazil. Gymnopédie No. 3 > Gymnopédie No. 1 & 2.

    14 May 2:36am Reply
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  • espoiraout

    Which recording of Socrates is the best? I've yet to hear the piece and I wouldn't want my opinion of it to be tainted by a bad recording.

    31 Mar 11:00am Reply
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    15 Mar 7:37pm Reply
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    Please come to Brazil. [13] Then tell us what it is like coming back from the dead.

    12 Mar 8:15pm Reply
  • Snarf_PS

    it's so calm

    1 Mar 5:30am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

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    29 Jan 10:37am Reply
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    Please come to Brazil. [11]

    23 Jan 6:55pm Reply
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