The Velvet Gentleman: The Sounds of Erik Satie

As Austrian and German composers were dabbling into new sounds, so too, were the Parisian composers around the beginning of WWI. Most notably the French Impressionists like Erik Satie. 

Our next episode in our Modern Music Series explores Satie’s work and influence on modern noise and ambient music – as well as cabaret! He inspired composers like Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and John Cage.

This playlist will give you an introduction to his work and hopefully peak your curiosity for the eccentric and artistically uncompromising, Erik Satie. Look for the episode next week.


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