Gymnopédies and Gnossiennes may be his two most known pieces; however, he was far more prolific and influential than previously thought. He was the godfather of the French collective of composers called Le Six; John Cage once called him “indispensable”; he was labeled a precursor by the Impressionist composers; and he collaborated with painters, writers, and artists. He was an odd man with an odd life who gained celebrity later in life.
He was the man who explored boredom in harmony and once wrote a piece that when performed, lasts for ~19 hours.
His name, Erik Satie.