Les nouveaux jeunes
In 1917, when many theatres and concert halls were closed because of World War I,
Blaise Cendrars and the painter
Moïse Kisling decided to put on concerts at 6
rue Huyghens , the studio of the painter
Émile Lejeune (1885–1964). For the first of these events, the walls of the studio were decorated with canvases by
Modigliani and others. Music by
Erik Satie, Honegger, Auric and Durey was played. It was this concert that gave Satie the idea of assembling a group of composers around himself to be known as Les nouveaux jeunes, forerunners of Les Six.