Robert Caby faithfully kept the memory of Erik Satie alive by writing articles, editing and orchestrating posthumous works of Satie.
As a young student, being a classmate of Jean-Paul Sartre, he was a passionate admirer of poetry, painting and music. At this time he met Erik Satie, who made a strong impression on the young Caby after the performance of 'Mercure' in June 1924. Caby became a close friend of Satie, and visited him daily in Saint-Joseph hospital during his illness until Satie's death in July 1925.
As most of Caby's works are yet to be discovered, his son initiated in 1991 an Association of the Friends of Robert Caby (Address: 8 Rue Colonel Oudot, 75012 Paris) with the main objective to publish handwritten works of the composer.