Erik Satie “Gymnopédies”

The Gymnopédies, published in Paris starting in 1888, are three piano compositions written by Erik Satie.

Satie was a colorful figure in the early 20th century Parisian avant-garde. He was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism, repetitive music and the Theatre of the Absurd.

Paintings: Édouard Cortès

The Top Uses of Erik Satie Compositions in Movies or TV

Erik Satie

Erik Satie was a French composer who was considered to be a bit of an eccentric person as well. His music is quite capable of lulling a person to sleep or calming them down in a manner that is rather quiet and even unassuming. It’s simply THERE, in a quiet, off-handed way that doesn’t make too many demands and doesn’t offer empty promises that can’t be filled. Keep in mind I’m describing my own reaction to it, but you might have a different one if you listen. To be honest it seems very light and quite pleasant to the ear.

It’s not something that needs to be taken lightly but it is something that make a good background [ . . . ]

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