Erik Satie — French Composer born on May 17, 1866, died on July 01, 1925

Éric Alfred Leslie Satie – he signed his name Erik Satie after 1884 – was a French composer and pianist. Satie was a colourful figure in the early 20th century Parisian avant-garde. His work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism, Surrealism, repetitive music, and the Theatre of the Absurd,becoming acknowledged as "the father of modern music"... (wikipedia)

The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals, but he is also the proudest. It is he who invented the sublime art of ruining poetry.
When I was young, I was told: 'You'll see, when you're fifty.' I am fifty and I haven't seen a thing.

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