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A Mammal's Notebook Collected Writings of Erik Satie

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Erik Satie did nothing wrong in his life He wrote great music invented muzak and had a great sense of humor like wearing only brown velvet suits and buying an umbrella everyday Also when he died they found the piano in his apartment upside down And then there is the story that he only ate food that was the color white Nevertheless his writings his little poems correspondence are fantastic pieces of literature Debussy loved him and Picabia was crazy about this guy If he was still alive he would have been friends with Syd Barrett and Scott Walker This collection offers uite an expansive Horse Sense range of material from the eccentric French composer and writer Erik Satie The book is divided into pieces written for performance pieces written for publication and private writings Certain of the performative pieces are not as lively on the page but that is to be expected Also to be fully appreciated some of the humoreuires knowledge of late 19th century popular music in France the "specific details of which are in fairness included in the comprehensive notes That "details of which are in fairness included in the comprehensive notes That there is plenty to be enjoyed on a surface level particularly Satie s little absurdist hymes and songs some of which are accompanied by drawings from Charles Martin The absurdist play Medusa s Snare is also a highlight in this first sectionAmong the pieces for Medusa s Snare is also a highlight in this first sectionAmong the pieces for there are various fragments talks and formal articles essays etc Satie shares both serious and less serious thoughts on A pivotal character in the French avant gardes Erik Satie was a key influence on twentieth century. .
Usic theory and philosophy opinions on art criticism and its purveyors and insights into some of his contemporaries including Debussy a close friend Stravinsky into some of his contemporaries including Debussy a close friend Stravinsky friend and
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of whom he not a big fanFinally in the private writings are included excerpts from Satie s A Mammal s Notebook column which was meant to be a collection of scribblings to himself These include various pithy aphoristic writings absurd vignettes impressions and sketches One of Satie s endearing ualities is his humorous self deprecating nature No doubt he would have been fun "To Know In Person "know in person volume closes out with a catalogue of Satie s musical and literary writings presented with his own commentary One of my favorite titles is that of one of his Tiresome Peccadilloes for piano called Being Jealous of Your Friend Who Has Got a Big Head There are a lot of amusing gems buried in this chronology including this hilarious draft of an advertisement for furniture music which is basically what we know as elevator music or muzak Furniture Music is fundamentally industrialIt is habitual common practice to make music on occasions with which music has nothing to do Waltzes Fantasias from Operas other such things are played which were written with a different aimWe wish to establish a form of music designed to satisfy utility euirements Art does not come into these The Making of Goldeneye reuirements Furniture Music creates vibrations it has no other purpose it fills the sameole as light. Music Included here are his Memoirs of an Amnesiac comic musical commentaries the gnomic annotation. Warmth and comfort in all its forms Furniture Music advantageously eplaces marches polkas tangos gavottes etcInsist on Furniture Music No meetings assemblies etc without Furniture Music Furniture Music for lawyers banks etc Furniture Music has no first nameNo wedding should be without Furniture Music Do not enter a house which does not use Furniture Music A man who has not heard Furniture Music does not know happinessDo not go to sleep without listening to Furniture Music or You Will Sleep BadlyA will sleep badlyA photos of the book s contents can be found here He truly was a groovy catGosh did I Scooby-Doo! and the Farmyard Fright really just type that Satie was of course a meticulous calligrapher iseknowned for the wry humor that he exercised both in his music in the notes written on his scores This bk collects such writings as well as drawings scores etc A must have for Satie fanciers such as yrs truly Another gem from Atlas Press 255 starsAn intriguing little book of Satie s collected writingsmusingsvignettes As I love Satie s music so much I was interested to see what his poetry might be like I was pleased to see he was linked to the main area of French literaturehistoryart that I m interested in Dadaism Surrealism etc even if he didn t believe himself a part of any of those groups lol It s not something that I Vee for Victory read thinking yeah yeah wow this is incredible poetry theye a something that I Star Wars read thinking yeah yeah wow this is incredible poetry theye a weird and andom but I enjoyed it for the fact of knowing about Satie s work and arty French literature. S to his musical scores the publications of his private church his absurdist play Medusa's Trap and. ,

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