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By Mary E. Davis

ISBN-10: 1861893213

ISBN-13: 9781861893215

A musical composer who dabbled within the Dada flow, a Bohemian ‘gymnopédiste’ of fin-de-siècle Montmartre, and a mythical cloth wardrobe often called ‘The Velvet Gentleman’ for his sartorial offerings, Erik Satie was once approximately extraordinary in process, variety and philosophy between ecu composers within the early 20th century. but his legacy has mostly languished within the shadows of Stravinsky, Debussy and Ravel. Mary E. Davis now brings Satie to existence during this interesting new biography that demonstrates that his musical strategies reached so far as his influence.Satie redefined the bounds of the composer’s artwork, devising new tools of creative expression that melded usual components and rarefied genres of phrases, visible artwork and song. Davis argues that Satie’s modernist aesthetic used to be grounded within the contradictions obvious in his existence – corresponding to enrolling within the conservative Schola Cantorum after operating as a cabaret performer – and is mirrored in his irreverent essays, drawings and music.Erik Satie explores how the composer used to be embraced via either the avant-garde and Parisian elite, an adventure that immersed him within the worlds of haute couture and state of the art modernist paintings, and for this reason gave him the cultured impetus to create the hot musical type of Neoclassicism. Satie additionally crucially hired the ability of the picture via his notorious model statements, Davis contends, to set up his position within the paintings international, and during this connection among couture and tradition, Satie used to be on the middle of a nascent megastar culture.A interesting and informative portrait, with a variety of illustrations that come with artwork via Satie himself, Erik Satie reassesses the permitted historical past of modernist tune and restores the composer to his rightful pioneering status.

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