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Erik Satie
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"Before I compose a piece, I walk around it several times, accompanied by myself."

Satie the Bohemian : From Cabaret to Concert Hall
(Steven Moore Whiting)
The composer Erik Satie (1866-1925) came of age in the bohemian sub-culture of Montmartre, with its artists' cabarets and cafes-concerts. These colorful milieux decisively shaped his aesthetic priorities and compositional strategies, from the esoteric Gymnopedies of the 1880s to the avant-garde ballets of the 1920s. Moore Whiting makes this radical transvaluation of received artistic values more understandable by placing it in the full context of bohemian Montmartre.

The Banquet Years : The Origins of the Avant Garde in France, 1885 to World War I : Alfred Jarry, Henry Rousseau, Erik Satie and Guillaume Apollinair
(Roger Shattuck )
Portrays the cultural bohemia of turn-of-the-century Paris who carried the arts into a period of renewal and accomplishment, who laid the ground-work for Dadaism and Surrealism.

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