Eric Malmquist is a young composer who lives, performs, and composes in Chicago, Illinois. He is a founding member of the Chicago-based Sissy-Eared Mollycoddles (SEMC) New Music Trio, and the founder of S O N G (Singers On New Ground, a group dedicated to contemporary American art song. Eric was selected to be a Composer Fellow in the first-ever composer’s workshop at the Seasons Music Festival in Yakima, Washington in October 2008. While there, he won the Seasons Festival Orchestral Composition Prize, and his orchestral work Adventus was premiered by the Yakima Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Brooke Creswell. His one-act opera Zoe had its stage premiere in April 2009 by Robert Katkov-Trevino and the Millennium Chamber Players. Upcoming premieres include a film score as part of Accessible Contemporary Music’s “Sound of Silent Film Series” in March, selections from his Chicago Songs on the next S O N G concert in May, and a choral work with the Wicker Park Choral Singers in July.
|Art Song: An Introduction||(Issue 14)|