Express your own thoughts and ideas on Erik Satie’s Vexations. What’s it trying to express? What do you feel listening to it? You can mention the instruments, some musical elements (for example the texture, rhythm, or dynamics). You could also lightly summarize Erik Satie but the main part should be on his music Vexations. You can also do some own research if you need. Don’t spend too much time summarizing the piece’s history or process; assume that the reader has a
general knowledge. Also this is not a very formal essay focus more on your thoughts.
You must consult the following two sources:
1. Nat Trotman: blog post on Satie’s Vexations
2. Video: performing Vexations at the Guggenheim Museum