Eric Lindsay’s music frequently plays upon the themes of style synthesis and the reinterpretation of tradition, and includes various approaches to concert music, interactive electronics, sound installation and film. Born in Santa Cruz in 1980 and raised on Whidbey Island, WA, Eric began composing at age nine. He holds composition degrees from Indiana University-Bloomington and USC, as well as studies at King’s College in London. His past instructors include Don Freund, Donald Crockett, Morten Lauridsen, P.Q. Phan, Claude Baker, Gabriela Ortiz, and Sydney Hodkinson.
His work has been performed by the American Composer’s Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, eighth blackbird, the Argento Ensemble, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Del Sol Quartet, ADORNO Ensemble, Chamber Mix, Volti, Thornton Contemporary Music Ensemble, Indiana University New Music Ensemble, Holographic, and pianist Jenny Lin, among many others.
Eric has received grants from the Koussevitzky Foundation and Meet the Composer, as well as awards from the Finale National Competition Contest, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Audience of the Future Competition, Lake George Music Festival’s Composition Competition, Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble Composers Competition, ASCAP, The Society of Composers Inc., Volti’s Choral Arts Laboratory, National Federation of Music Clubs’ Emil and Ruth Beyer awards and the Thornton School of Music. He has also participated in June in Buffalo, Aspen Music Festival, Florida State Festival of New Music and the ACO Underwood New Music Readings. Eric’s scores are published through Peermusic Classical and qPress (Canada).