‘Erik Satie’s, Memoirs of an Amnesiac’ is a Music Theatre piece for tenor and chamber orchestra which serves as a love letter to one of classical music’s must eccentric and creative figures, Erik Satie. The composition is a setting of Satie’s acerbic and often beguiling strange texts. Instead of trying to create a realistic portrait of the composer, I looked to capture his unique essence. Unconventional orchestration is employed restricting the ensemble to Piccolo, Piccolo Oboe, A flat Clarinet and contrabassoon, accordion, re-used materials as percussion (glass bottles, paint cans, toy piano and barrel and mallet) and string quartet with double bass. I wanted to reflect Satie’s writings throughcreating an aesthetically naïve music. The composition draws on taboos of contemporary compositional technique. Octaves are doubled, simple material is repeated verbatim and the movements are short with little to no development of thematic material taking place. The composition also draws heavily from Satie’s own music, quoting and re-using his material throughout. The title is taken from the name of Satie’s diary from which the text is drawn.