World Of Chaldea

Stay tuned for an exciting announcement: World Of Chaldea is launching a YouTube channel in November 2020! While you’re there, click on that ‘subscribe’ button. More to come…

Keep On

Newly released this Winter of 2020, and featuring Sheila Houlahan (vocalist, actor and lyricist), Eric collaborated with Sheila and Lindy Boustedt of First Sight Productions in the creation of Keep On, a music video story about connection and belonging — not with others, but with ourselves.

Keep On

What do you wish you could tell your younger self?  How would you hold them, that person who seems both so far away and so close?  How would you convince them that they’re not defined by their pain?

Eric, Sheila and Lindy explored these and other deep questions in the production of Keep On. Eric wrote the music, and contributed his editing skills with Lindy to craft the lyrics from original poetry by Sheila. Watch the video here.

The Long Haul premiered at SIFF 2019

Eric had the pleasure of working with film director Amy Enser for The Long Haul: The Story of the Buckaroos to write and produce original music for the film. It premiered at #SIFF2019 on June 5th at SIFF Cinema Egyptian, and also showed on June 8th at AMC Pacific Place. Read the summary here:

Other premieres include the 27th Raindance Film Festival in London, UK on September 21st, 2019, the Kansas International Film Festival on November 9th, 2019, and the Lighthouse International Film Festival Drive-In Film Fest in mid-June, 2020. Stay tuned for more!

The Long Haul

The Long Haul MovieThe Long Haul is a documentary about the meaning of beauty in an industry that limits the definition of attraction. The film follows the visionaries behind Seattle’s Moulin Rouge-inspired cabaret club, Can Can, who depart the flooded burlesque market to re-imagine the limited male revue. The result is the Buckaroos — a theatrical cowboy western variety show featuring the “everyman”.

Beneath the cowboy hats and bedazzled thongs, The Long Haul explores themes of masculinity and sexuality through the vulnerabilities of each Buckaroo.

Eric composed and produced an underscore featuring guitars, bass, drums, piano and strings to build on the Buckaroo’s journey with a bit of twang and some bedazzled notes. He also composed and produced several foreground music cues.

Music for Collapse (2015)

Collapse_Teaser1_20160312“Home is the place where you stay in the night, where creatures with wings and claws come to bite…” Pursued by a mysterious and dangerous fog, four strangers converge on an empty cabin in the woods – a safe-haven to decipher the strange and deadly encounters they have witnessed. But how do they escape, and who, or what, is the real monster in this cerebral thriller? Directed by Jason Morris, Eric composed and produced music and sound effects for the feature-length film Collapse (2015).

Flesh of My Flesh

Flesh Of My Flesh

“A secret hides within our society, within our bodies, our cells, our very DNA. At times, this secret reveals itself — the past, ancient times, prehistory — and those are days of hunger and terror. The human race trembles, then, its eyes ripped open, revealing humanity’s true place in the Universe. There are whispers of those times, stories told by descendants of the survivors, but they’re only fragments of the truth — only what we can hear without going mad out of self-preservation. We cannot handle the naked truth. Our claims to maturity, civility, and evolution ring for what they are in the face of the truth. With our machines and medicine and psychology, we think we’ve mastered the terrified monkey within, but when that thin shell of self-deceit tears away, when we face the truth, it shatters our mind. It always has. It always will.” – Edward Martin III, dir.

Premiering in Portland on April 25, 2015, Eric contributed his sound design skills, mixing and mastering during the final preparation of the soundtrack. Check out more about the film here.

From the director: ”I’ve had the pleasure of working with Eric on a number of short films, and this is the first feature of ours he’s worked on. I can already say with great confidence that I hope he will lend his skills to my future projects as well — he is simply fantastic. Thank you, Eric!”

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 has worked closely with developers, sound designers, artists and team to launch the first iteration of the game for iPhone.  Take a listen below to an early preview of some of the music Eric worked 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 at SIFF 2014 was well received, and it went on to seen at other film festivals. You can see this film here, or listen to a sampling of two of the cues below: