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20th Century

Erik Satie

The Musical Maverick

Whimsical and unconventional. Known for his minimalist compositions and eccentric personality.

I am by far your superior, but my notorious modesty prevents me from saying so.

20th Century


Erik Satie was a French composer and pianist. His music is characterized by its simplicity, dry humor, and innovative approach to composition. Satie's avant-garde compositions and his disregard for traditional musical norms made him a pioneer of 20th-century music.

Famous pieces:

Gymnopédies, "Trois Morceaux en forme de poire," "Vexations"


July 1, 1925



May 17, 1866

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