Ancient Aliens: Severed Skies

Ancient Aliens: Severed SkiesAncient Aliens: Severed Skies is the debut game title from ZeroPoint Studios! From the website: “Ancient Aliens promises to marry the familiar and the groundbreaking in an unforgettable action experience that keeps players on the edge of their seat. Do you have what it takes to save the Earth from the very aliens that helped build our ancient civilizations?”

Eric is co-composing the music with Catherine Grealish, a Los Angeles area composer and friend, and working closely with developers, sound designers, artists and team to launch a Kickstarter campaign this coming fall, 2014.  Take a listen below to an early preview of some of the music Eric is working on.

Celebrate World Music wins 13th Annual IMA Award!

13th Annual IMA AwardEric and seven other composers are thrilled that “Celebrate World Music” is one of The 13th Annual Independent Music Awards Vox Pop Winners announced in August of 2014! Eric composed “Africa Dances, Africa Dreams” for the March 2013 CD release that is a Vox Pop Winning Album in the Contemporary Classical category.  Listen to clips and buy the CD at Amazon and CD Baby.  You can also listen to a short excerpt of Eric’s piece “Africa Dances, Africa Dreams” below.

ECCC 2014 Teaser for America’s Fighting Dinosaur!

Americas Fighting Dinosaur ECCC2014Emerald City ComicCon 2014 saw a new short teaser video for the up and coming America’s Fighting Dinosaur faux documentary by Steve Snoey. Eric wrote and produced the music in short order for an August 2nd screening at the Phoenix DinoCon 2014 in Arizona!  Listen to the score here:

“Hannah & Otto”

Hannah & OttoBack in April, 2014 Eric delivered the recording of his score to writer/director Chris Volckmann for the short film “Hannah & Otto,” which premiered in May as one of five films in the Fly Filmmaking Challenge at SIFF 2014. Eric wrote three cues, one for string orchestra, and two for solo piano which he later recorded with graciously donated time and equipment from his friends and colleagues. The premier of the film was well received, and future showings at film festivals are in the works. Listen to a sampling of two of the cues below:

Dark, Cerebral Thriller…

This demo features examples of Eric’s creations that can enhances a dark, cerebral thriller.

Whimsical and Mysterious

This demo features some of Eric’s whimsical and mysterious creations that can enhances a story.

Africa Dances, Africa Dreams

This past March 2013 has marked the second time that Eric has premiered his orchestral music at Benaroya Hall.  As one of eight pieces for the sold-out event, the premier of Eric’s composition “Africa Dances, Africa Dreams” featured Arturo Rodriguez on African percussion, the Northwest Synphonia chamber orchestra, and David Sabee as conductor.  Eric and other composers have been featured in publications leading up to the performance, including My Ballard, and Seattle Times.  ”Africa Dances” was also featured on KRCB during an interview with Arturo on the Percussion Discussion with Jim Laveroni.

Learn more about the concert at the Celebrate World Music website, and get your copy of the CD, or downloads, here at CD Baby!

America’s Fighting Dinosaur!

"Little" Sammy Vogel of America's Fighting Dinosaur by Steve SnoeyEric has been selected as the composer for the short faux-documentary called “America’s Fighting Dinosaur”, an upcoming short film by creator, writer, and director Steve Snoey.  On the first of March, 2013, Eric sat on a panel with Steve, Lacey Levit, producer, and Nathan Miller, director of photography, in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the Emerald City Comic Convention to offer some insight into the upcoming short film that will feature a T-Rex called “Little” Sammy Vogel.  During the panel, a special sneak-preview was shown with clips from the forthcoming film.  Keep up with Sammy’s progress here at Steve’s blogspot page, and listen (below) to a sample of the music that was featured in the preview.:

Musical Storytelling

The mind’s eye can reach deep into the imagination to conjure stunning details of dramatic settings, reveal new worlds to explore, and encounter breathtaking experiences.  Written for full orchestra, “Of Sailing Ships and Sea Nymphs”  explores the world within, examining the point at which rational motive is taken over by instinct, pulling us irresistibly into the depths of our innermost desires.  Told in the setting of a sailing ship that unexpectedly encounters mysterious voices singing from afar, Eric weaves a colorful journey through the emotions of intrigue, temptation, and beyond.

This work has been released on CD and digital download at CD Baby!

Stellar Surfaces!

Teaser of Stellar Surfaces painting series by Quentin L. SearlesThe Composition Lab presented the premier of Eric’s newest chamber music piece, “Stellar Surfaces” for string quartet, oboe and flute, one hot day in June. Hear a sample of the piece below!