about erik satie's crystal ball

This site is dedicated to proving the theory voiced by Darius Milhaud shortly after Erik Satie died in 1925, that the composer had prophesied the major movements in classical music to appear over the next fifty years (that is, to the year 1975) within his own body of work.

The project was begun following the author's graduation from her Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree: the Neoclassicism section of this site is largely the product of her Honours-year research paper work. Not wanting to let the project languish, it was launched on 17 May 1998.

Research is available on this site in the areas of Neoclassicism and Minimalism, with contact information for people wishing to find out more about Modernism. Other areas to come are Futurism (Bruitism), Functional music (Gebrauchsmusik, musique fonctionelle) and Serialism.

An annotated bibliography forms a large part of the site, and includes books, articles, theses and liner notes which have been of use, or which are relavent, to the articles in this site. A discography and list of scores are under construction.

And of course, what website is complete without its list of links to other related sites? The Crystal Ball presents a small selection of links related to Satie and the musical areas addressed in this site, as well as a couple of more general music reference sites.

about the author

Caitlin Rowley is a London-based Australian composer, artist, performer and musicologist. Read more about her professional experience and activities on her website, http://caitlinrowley.com.

If you have any comments about this site, contact Caitlin by email at satie@minim-media.com.

about this website

Last updated: 23 September, 2015

This incarnation of Erik Satie's Crystal Ball was designed & produced by Minim Music & New Media in June 2002, using Dreamweaver 3, Fireworks 3 and HomeSite 4.5. Fonts used are Garamond & Verdana (where available). This site has been designed to World Wide Web Consortium standards (HTML 4.01 and CSS2).

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