Erik satie music art and literature

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Erik Satie: Music, Art and Literature by Caroline Potter

Erik Satie (1866-1925) was a quirky, innovative and enigmatic composer whose impact has spread far beyond the musical world. As an artist active in several spheres - from cabaret to religion, from calligraphy to poetry and playwriting - and collaborator with some of the leading avant-garde figures of the day, including Cocteau, Picasso, Diaghilev and Rene Clair, he was one of few genuinely cross-disciplinary composers. His artistic activity, during a tumultuous time in the Parisian art world, situates him in an especially exciting period, and his friendships with Debussy, Stravinsky and others place him at the centre of French musical life. He was a unique figure whose art is immediately recognisable, whatever the medium he employed.Erik Satie: Music, Art and Literature explores many aspects of Saties creativity to give a full picture of this most multifaceted of composers. The focus is on Saties philosophy and psychology revealed through his music; Saties interest in and participation in artistic media other than music, and Saties collaborations with other artists. This book is therefore essential reading for anyone interested in the French musical and cultural scene of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
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Exploring the many aspects of Erik Satie's creativity, Caroline Potter examines his philosophy and psychology, revealed through his music; Satie's interest and participation in visual and literary artistic media; and his collaborations with other artists. His artistic activity, during a tumultuous time in the Parisian art world. Read more
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Potter C. (ed.). Erik Satie: Music, Art and Literature

Caroline Potter, ed. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, Few composers in the history of music occupy a position as ambiguous as that held by Erik Satie — These were small-scale works that ploughed the first furrows in an impressionistic harmonic field, whose fertility was subsequently exploited more fully by Debussy and Ravel. But after those early successes, so the custodians of the musical canon tell us, his work descended into gimmickry and wilful absurdism. However, to a growing body of artists and humanities scholars, he is perceived, and even revered, as the precursor of modernism in music, anticipating often by several decades such radically new departures as minimalism, surrealism, neo-classicism, the prepared piano, composing without bar lines and, above all, a form of anti-teleological composition based on repetition and juxtaposition, rather than development.

Erik Satie was a quirky, innovative and enigmatic composer whose impact has spread far beyond the musical world. His artistic activity, during a tumultuous time in the Parisian art world, situates him in an especially exciting period, and his friendships with Debussy, Stravinsky and others place him at the centre of French musical life. He was a unique figure whose art is immediately recognisable, whatever the medium he employed. Erik Satie: Music, Art and Literature explores many aspects of Satie's creativity to give a full picture of this most multifaceted of composers. The focus is on Satie's philosophy and psychology revealed through his music; Satie's interest in and participation in artistic media other than music, and Satie's collaborations with other artists.

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Erik Satie was a quirky, innovative and enigmatic composer whose impact has spread far beyond the musical world. His artistic activity, during a tumultuous time in the Parisian art world, situates him in an especially exciting period, and his friendships with Debussy, Stravinsky and others place him at the centre of French musical life. He was a unique figure whose art is immediately recognisable, whatever the medium he employed. Erik Satie: Music, Art and Literature explores many aspects of Satie's creativity to give a full picture of this most multifaceted of composers. The focus is on Satie's philosophy and psychology revealed through his music; Satie's interest in and participation in artistic media other than music, and Satie's collaborations with other artists. This book is therefore essential reading for anyone interested in the French musical and cultural scene of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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  1. Erik Satie () was a quirky, innovative and enigmatic composer whose impact has spread far beyond the musical world. As an artist active in several.

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