eric petersen

eric petersen

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"Listening to Eric Petersen’s music is like going through a exotic fabric shop made of music. There your hands touch smooth and rough, silky and soft and warm. Always warmth. And there are so many unexpected colors",


For the past thirty years, Eric Petersen has been on a mission to combine Classical, Americana, Jazz and Soundscapes into a truly original sound.
As a composer, He combines elements of Jan Hammer, Harold Budd, Igor Stravinsky, Jimmy Smith, Dave Grusin, Joe Zawinul, Bernard Herrmann, Maurice Jarre, Jerry Goldsmith, Keith Jarrett and others to craft music of depth and emotion.
His music was recently licensed to MTV, VH1,Oxygen,Lifetime and may be heard on over twelve different shows including, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Cribs and The Hills.
He has played with musicians such as Lyle Workman,
( Sting, Beck, Todd Rundgren, And the films of Judd Apatow) Joe Palermo, Mako Natsume, Tim Sanz,
Gordon and Richard Rhodes. ( Mr. Euphoria )
He played at Seattle's Benaroya Hall in June of 2005 to rave reviews.
He has composed the music for five short films by producer, writer Nils Osmar and director Gilbert Martinez for the Seattle International Film Festival's 48hr Film Challenge.
And the CD. Neon in the Black was a nominee for Best cover art, Best contemporary instrumental album, Best new artist, and Album of the year in the 2006 New Age Reporter Lifestyle Music Awards, And a nominee for Ambient song of the year at the 2007 Los Angeles Music Awards.
His music has been described as " Musical paintings "
And " Musical Fabrics of many colors "
He is currently working on a new CD, Working title " Wishbone" which should be out later in 2009
He has attended two composers workshops in Los Angeles in 2007 and 2008, learning the craft of writing for film and television from composers, Shawn Clement, John Ottman, Sharon Farber, Lalo Schifrin, Hummie Mann and continues to grow as a composer.


subway strut

Written By: Eric Petersen



In 1983, the classic " Mr Euphoria " a fusion, progressive rock album was released.
With Eric on synthesizer. The new album is called.
" Neon in the Black " and is an explosion of electronic, ambient and soundscape styles, with a bit of straight ahead jazz thrown in for good measure, tracks can be sampled at

Set List

Ibiza at Dawn-4:31
Andalusian Summer-4:26
Baho La Luna Rosa- 6:06
Montauk, Walking with my Father-4:24
Peace, For Pat-3:21
the set consists of original compositions and runs between 20-25 minutes