Erik Satie

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Birthday
17, 1866
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 1, 1925 (59)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1866
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 1, 1925 (59)

About

An important figure in Parisian avant-garde. He pioneered minimalism, repetitive music, and the Theatre of the Absurd.

Before Fame

He attended the Paris Conservatoire in 1879, but was looked down upon by the teachers because they thought he was lazy, worthless, and unmotivated.

Trivia

He described himself as a gymnopedist and a phonometrician, the latter in lieu of being called a musician.

Family Life

He was born to Alfred Satie and Jane Leslie, both Scottish. They moved to Paris when he was four.

Associated With

He became friends with Claude Debussy in the late 1880s.