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  • And she manages to scream through her pacifier and I want so badly to put my headphones on and listen to some Erik Satie, not to drown her out but so I can miss the couple's conversation behind me about how they forgot to buy a sandwich at Starbucks.

    Family Travel to an iPod Beat

  • I was initially disappointed, for instance, when I misread my guide book and arrived at the closed museum dedicated to the great 19th-century composer Erik Satie in Montmartre, Paris.

    A Writer's Ghostly Inspirations

  • No Mozart here, but works by Igor Stravinsky—the festival's secondary focus this year—as well as Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Erik Satie were on the troupe's bill.

    Mark Morris And His Joy of Text

  • Because their work is performed on the solo piano quite sensitively by Laurence Rosenthal, it is likely to remind us of the work of Erik Satie, but whereas the French composer is cryptic, these pieces have a sense of wonder..

    Howard Kissel: Hidden Treasures

  • Dammers originally conceived the band as a Sun Ra Arkestra tribute but its success has led him to stretch the programme a lot further; they're likely nowadays to thump out a theatrical version of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, bits of Erik Satie, and the Batman theme, as well as Specials and Sun Ra classics.

    This week's new live music

  • An unopened bag of marbles went onto the piano strings, as well as springs and what looked like chopsticks, followed by a collection of ping-pong balls that bounced around like popping corn; Mr. Bertelsmann played with artistry and good humor, evoking Erik Satie and Steve Reich more so than John Cage's works for prepared piano.

    Prepared for the Unexpected

  • Having been associated with such musicians as Erik Satie and Sigur Ros, you can imagine the brand of simplicity on offer with Einaudi.

    Nicole Campoy-Leffler: Ludovico Einaudi Took the Broad Stage

  • It sounds like John Cage or Erik Satie, and never repeats.

    Saatchi's Newspeak: the good, bad and indifferent

  • His instrumental album, Solo Piano, followed, drawing comparisons with Erik Satie, before a soft rock record titled Soft Power.

    'Chilly' Gonzales: 'I like to be married to lots of people'

  • As time passed, Diaghilev involved himself increasingly with the avant-garde, drawing into his orbit artists as diverse as Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, and the composer Erik Satie, who all collaborated on the 1917 ballet Parade.

    Sergei Diaghilev: first lord of the dance


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