MONDAY MATTERS - The Velvet Gentleman....the music of Erik Satie
French composer, Erik Satie, was something of an enigma. His “Gymnopedie No. 1” is one of the most famous pieces of piano music ever written.However, as lovely as this piece is, it barely scratches the surface of his output : his music ranges from comically bizarre to hauntingly beautiful.
As a composer, Satie paved the way for the avant-garde in music and became an incredibly influential figure in the classical music of the twentieth, and into the twenty-first, century.
Mosman musician Ron Ogden will talk about, and perform, some of Erik Satie’s music at a special Monday Matters.