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Furniture Music: A Musical Irresolution by Erik Satie

Hervé Vanel

in Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037993
eISBN:
9780252095252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037993.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter explores the furniture music of French composer Erik Satie (1866–1925). Satie's pieces of furniture music are each fundamentally based on a short musical fragment, to be repeated ad lib ... More


Rethinking the Relationship Between Words and Music for the Twentieth Century: The Strange Case of Erik Satie

Robert Orledge

in Words and Music

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236191
eISBN:
9781846314445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236191.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The iconoclastic composer Erik Satie (1866–1925) has been fascinated by the relationship between words, spoken or unspoken, and music. In some of his Rose+Croix pieces of the 1890s, Satie derived the ... More


Background Music of the Avant-Garde: The Quiet Boom of Erik Satie

Paul Roquet

in Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692446
eISBN:
9781452953625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692446.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter One traces how the ambient emphasis on private, reflective moods developed out of the unexpected alignment of postwar Japanese background music and the “environmental art” of the 1960s ... More


The Arrival of European Modernism

Carol J. Oja

in Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

The first period of the arrival of European modernism in New York City stretched from approximately 1914 to 1923. This was the time when Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, Ruth Crawford, Virgil Thomson, ... More


Serious Immobilities: Andy Warhol, Erik Satie, and the Furniture Film

Justin Remes

in Motion(less) Pictures: The Cinema of Stasis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169639
eISBN:
9780231538909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169639.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes furniture music and furniture films. Even though Erik Satie did not coin the term furniture music until 1917, it seems clear that the idea was already in its formative stages in ... More


Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus

Hervé Vanel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037993
eISBN:
9780252095252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037993.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This book discusses the rise and spread of background music in contexts as diverse as office workplaces, shopping malls, and musical performance. The book examines background music in several guises, ... More


Introduction

Hervé Vanel

in Triple Entendre: Furniture Music, Muzak, Muzak-Plus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037993
eISBN:
9780252095252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037993.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This introductory chapter discusses composer John Cage's views about Muzak and his interest in the work of French composer Erik Satie. Muzak is a company that provides functional music as a tool of ... More


Crossings of Experimental Music and Greek Tragedy

Christian Wolff

in Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199558551
eISBN:
9780191808432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558551.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The intersections of twentieth-century music with ancient Greek tragedy are many and various, reflecting the exceptional stylistic and ideological heterogeneity of twentieth-century culture. This ... More


Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self

Paul Roquet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692446
eISBN:
9781452953625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692446.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Contemporary life is increasingly shaped through attunement to the atmospheric affordances of the media environment. Ambient Media delves into the use of music, video, film, and literature as tools ... More


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