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Music

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Dr Eric Egan

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Lecturer in Composition in the Department of Music

Contact Dr Eric Egan (email at e.s.egan@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Eric Skytterholm Egan is an Irish-Norwegian composer based in the north of England. His music focuses on clarity of formal expression, often combining the sounds of previous musical eras with new instrumental techniques to create a broad textural palette. He completed his PhD in Composition in May 2010, under Richard Rijnvos.

Eric has worked with numerous ensembles and musicians, including the Roentgen Connection, Ives Ensemble, Trondheim Sinfonietta, Curious Chamber Players, Cikada, Crash Ensemble, El Perro Andaluz, ensemble Adapter, Arditti Quartet, Momenta Quartet, groups from the BBC SSO and Northern Sinfonia, Noriko Kawai, Lore Lixenberg, and Richard Casey. His music has featured at festivals including Impuls Festival (Graz) and the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music, and in venues such as the Konzerthaus Wien, National Concert Hall (Dublin), Sage Gateshead, Southbank Centre (London), and Riksscenen (Oslo). He has recently given lectures on his music at the Academys of Music in Oslo and Krakow.

Eric is currently the producer of Ensemble 7Bridges, and E7B SoundLab, Durham University's ensembles in residence. He also runs NAME (new art music ensemble), the Music Department's student contemporary music group and KLANG, the Department's annual contemporary music festival.

Recent Premieres

 21 November 2016 | Oslo (Norway) | NyNorsk Messingkvintett | stille - WP
 14 August 2016 | Oslo (Norway) | Decho Ensemble | A Stain on Silence | Unmeasured - WP
 2 August 2016 | Darmstadt (Germany) | Joao Pacheco and Juna Winston | Interplay of Bones [first two fragments]
 11 June 2016 | Durham (UK) | E7B SoundLab | Solar Cycles of Arbitus Place - WP
 9 June 2016 | Durham (UK) | Joao Pacheco and Juna Winston | Interplay of Bones [first two fragments] - WP
 2 June 2016 | Oslo (Norway) | Ingvild Sandnes | Hewn - WP
 16 May 2016 | Dublin (Ireland) | RTE National Symphony Orchestra | murmurrandoms - WP
 14 May 2016 | Oslo (Norway) | SISU | Movements and Mazes [revised version] - WP
 25 April 2016 | London (UK) | London Contemrporary Orchestra Soloists | Through the Embers | Sifted [string quartet version]
 2 March 2016 | Oslo (Norway) | Telemark Chamber Orchestra | i en eller annen Oase [nonet version]
 13 December 2015 | Oslo (Norway) | Caroline Hausen | in One 2 - WP
 1 November 2015 | Oslo (Norway) | LCO Soloists | Through the Embers | Sifted - WP
 4 June 2015 | DurhamKLANG15 - Durham (UK) | Diego Castro Magas | in One 1 [outer layer] - WP
 21 May 2015 | Dresden (Germany) | El Perro Andaluz | On Breath and Motion - WP
 19 April 2015 | Oslo (Norway) | SISU | Movements and Mazes - WP
 21 February 2015 | IMPULS Festival - Graz (Austria) | Hugo Queirós | Falling (in love) - WP
 21 February 2015 | IMPULS Festival - Graz (Austria) | Sara Żeleznik and Anna Leonardi | A Stain on Silence - WP
 19 February 2015 | IMPULS Festival - Graz (Austria) | Dario Calderone | ...in White... - WP

Publications

Composition

  • Egan, E S (2016). A Stain on Silence | Unmeasured. Premiered on 14th August 2016. Duration: 10 minutes.
  • Egan, E S (2016). Interplay of Bones. Premiered on 9th June 2906. Duration: 15 minutes.
  • Egan, E S (2016). murmurrandoms | in memoriam James Joyce. Premiered on 16th May 2016. Duration: 10 minutes.
  • Egan, E S (2016). Stille. Premiered on 23rd November 2016. Duration: 13 minutes.
  • Egan, E S (2015). A Stain on Silence. Premiered on 21st February 2015. Duration: 7 minutes.
  • Egan, E S (2015). Falling (in Love). Premiered on 21 February 2015. First performance February 2015. Duration: 5 minutes.
  • Egan, E S (2015). In One 1. Premiered on 13th June 2015.
  • Egan, E S (2015). In One 2. Premiered on 7th December 2015.
  • Egan, E S (2015). Movements and Mazes. Premiered on 19th April 2015.
  • Egan, E S (2015). On Breath and Motion. Premiered on 21st May 2015.
  • Egan, E S (2014). in some or other Oasis. Premiered on 23rd August 2014.
  • Egan, E S (2014). out the Dirty Window. Premiered on June 21st 2014.
  • Egan, E S (2014). Through the Barbacans. Premiered on 13th August 2014.
  • Egan, E S (2014). Transit of Shadow. Premiered on 25th July 2014.
  • Egan, E S (2013). .a thing Glimpsed.. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2013). 1st Canvas (Hidden Name). Premiered on 17 November 2013.
  • Egan, E S (2013). A Pint of Plain. First performance February 2013.
  • Egan, E S (2013). Eyes so Dimmed. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2013). Privacy of Mind. Premiered on 26 June 2013. First performance June 2013.
  • Egan, E S (2013). That Old Tune. Premiered on December 7th 2013.
  • Egan, E S (2013). Through the Embers. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2012). in three, on, and seven. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2012). Word of Mouth. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2012). World of Beauty (b). Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2011). .in the Pause and not.. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2011). Listen to Me Listening 1. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2011). Oer the World. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2010). Bone. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2010). Shaken Out. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2010). Sideways 1. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2009). 12 Miniatures for Guitar. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2009). Non-Stable Equilibrium. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2008). String Quartet No. 2. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2008). String Quartet No. 3. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2006). From the Eumenides. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2006). Riddle Me. Music Norway.
  • Egan, E S (2006). Symphony No. 104. Music Norway.