This demo features examples of Eric’s creations that can enhances a dark, cerebral thriller.
This demo features some of Eric’s whimsical and mysterious creations that can enhances a story.
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.
Eric 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.:
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!
This is one cue that Eric scored to a short film called “Cold Fish” by Ang D. Meadows. The live orchestra was recorded at Studio X this past January.
…starts with small ideas! Here is a short cue with big sound, which began with a small melodic idea and a need to convey building tension as a standoff between monster and hero leads to a bold attack. This is 100% live orchestra, by the way. Turn it up!
“A Bold Move”
Part of the fun and suspense of writing a tune on the fly is seeing it evolve from initial concept to finished product. In this example, Eric combined sampled and synthesized instruments along with live tracks to achieve a full sound for this jazz combo feel. Dig?