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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


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


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


Ambience

John T. Lysaker

in Brian Eno's Ambient 1: Music for Airports

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190497293
eISBN:
9780190497330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190497293.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Chapter 4 explores and theorizes Eno’s approach to ambient music. It begins with a clear precursor, Erik Satie’s musique d’ameublement—furniture music. Like Satie, Eno sought sounds that could blend ... More


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