An important amount in Parisian avant-garde. He pioneered minimalism, recurring music, as well as the Theatre from the Absurd. He went to the Paris Conservatoire in 1879, but was appeared down upon with the instructors because they believed he was sluggish, worthless, and unmotivated. He defined himself being a gymnopedist and a phonometrician, the last mentioned instead of getting known as a musician. He was created to Alfred Satie and Jane Leslie, both Scottish. They transferred to Paris when he was four. He became close friends with Claude Debussy in the past due 1880s.