'Gymnopedie No. 1' is the first in a series of three compositions (know as the Gymnopedies) by the French composer and pianist Eric Satie. Satie is arguably the first European avant-garde composer, and his art and philosophy have been a major influence on contemporary minimalists such as John Cage and Steve Reich. ‘Gymnopedie No. 1’ is a sublime arrangement which has made a few appearances in modern film soundtracks, such as The Royal Tenenbaums and Man on Wire.