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!

Lara’s Quest

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.

Lara’s Quest

Big Sound…

…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”

Cookin’ in the Kitchen

Eric wrote a children’s song earlier this year.  It takes place in a typical kitchen on a typical day with a few funny characters and a surprise or two.  It is called “In the Kitchen Blues.”

Cue The Jazz

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?

Starlight Lounge

Ready, Set, Write!

This past September, Eric participated in a “song-a-day” exercise with four other composers.  The challenge was for each participant to complete one “song” per day that was as finished as possible – composed, recorded, mixed, mastered – with only the resources at hand.

Here is one of the tracks that Eric created that month.  Imagine a getaway scene, perhaps in a red car, or on foot in a stairwell or a city park.  Add in some pursuit, a twist and turn, and a little tension:

The Getaway

Welcome!

On these pages you will find samples of Eric’s work on films and performance projects, including this short Sampler clip below.

Visit the other pages to find out more.  If you have any comments, questions, or would like to discuss and explore the music needs for your project, send Eric an email or give him a call!