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.

Get your copy of the CD, or downloads, here at CD Baby!

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!

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.”

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!