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Erik Satie (composition) 'Sports et Divertissements: Le Carnaval' (1914-1923) | PARIS : EDITIONS LUCIEN VOGEL, FONDS ERIK SATIE — ARCHIVES DE FRANCE / ARCHIVES IMEC

Erik Satie (composition) 'Sports et Divertissements: Le Carnaval' (1914-1923) | PARIS : EDITIONS LUCIEN VOGEL, FONDS ERIK SATIE — ARCHIVES DE FRANCE / ARCHIVES IMEC

At first glance, Erik Satie looked as normal as anyone else in Paris one hundred years ago, but when Satie sat down at the piano to compose or play music, his tunes were strange and dreamlike, his melodies topsy-turvy and discordant. Many people hated his music. Few understood it. But to Erik Satie there was sense in nonsense, and the vibrant, surreal compositions of this eccentric man-child would go on to influence many artists. - Back in Print! 9780763687755/7-10 yrs

At first glance, Erik Satie looked as normal as anyone else in Paris one hundred years ago, but when Satie sat down at the piano to compose or play music, his tunes were strange and dreamlike, his melodies topsy-turvy and discordant. Many people hated his music. Few understood it. But to Erik Satie there was sense in nonsense, and the vibrant, surreal compositions of this eccentric man-child would go on to influence many artists. - Back in Print! 9780763687755/7-10 yrs

Erik Satie, Paris 1922. By Man Ray. On their first encounter, Man Ray described Erik Satie as “a strange, voluble little man in his fifties […] who looked like an undertaker or an employee of some conservative bank”. But he also said of him that he was “le seul musicien qui avait des yeux”.

Erik Satie, Paris 1922. By Man Ray. On their first encounter, Man Ray described Erik Satie as “a strange, voluble little man in his fifties […] who looked like an undertaker or an employee of some conservative bank”. But he also said of him that he was “le seul musicien qui avait des yeux”.

Erik Satie ..."When I was young, I was told: 'You'll see, when you're fifty.' I am fifty and I haven't seen a thing. ..'."

Erik Satie ..."When I was young, I was told: 'You'll see, when you're fifty.' I am fifty and I haven't seen a thing. ..'."

Conservatoire de Musique Erik Satie and sheltered housing (Christian de Portzamparc 1981-84), rue de I'Universite 135, and rue Jean-Nicot 7,  Paris, France

Conservatoire de Musique Erik Satie and sheltered housing (Christian de Portzamparc 1981-84), rue de I'Universite 135, and rue Jean-Nicot 7, Paris, France

Conservatoire de Musique Erik Satie and sheltered housing (Christian de Portzamparc 1981-84), rue de I'Universite 135, and rue Jean-Nicot 7,  Paris, France

Conservatoire de Musique Erik Satie and sheltered housing (Christian de Portzamparc 1981-84), rue de I'Universite 135, and rue Jean-Nicot 7, Paris, France

Harmonium: Santiago Rusiñol - Portrait of Erik Satie Playing the Harmonium - Google Art Project.jpg

Harmonium: Santiago Rusiñol - Portrait of Erik Satie Playing the Harmonium - Google Art Project.jpg

Conservatoire de Musique Erik Satie and sheltered housing (Christian de Portzamparc 1981-84), rue de I'Universite 135, and rue Jean-Nicot 7,  Paris, France

Conservatoire de Musique Erik Satie and sheltered housing (Christian de Portzamparc 1981-84), rue de I'Universite 135, and rue Jean-Nicot 7, Paris, France

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