Who is he?
Through the Years
With over 35 years of experience in musical performance Erik has a very wide and deep pool of musical expression to draw from. He has performed everything from Punk to Classical music, on both stage and studio. Though his musical roots comes from Blues and Jazz, he has ventured far beyond the reservation and has been observed enjoying Rock, Country, Pop, Classical, and much more.
His stage performances has taken him all over the place, working in duo with single artists, regular bands, big bands, and large orchestras. He has been performing on everything from Radio, TV, theaters, large concert halls to clubs and small intimate venues. He has been seen on stage wearing everything from lederhosen to tuxedo. There is simply nothing he won’t do for the art!
Passion & Competence
Erik has also arranged and produced music for both live performance and studio production for both single artists and larger orchestras during over 25 years. Alongside with all of this he has also taught music and coached numerous young artists from their budding talent to full fledged performers. Erik is currently Senior Lecturer at the Department of Music & Media at Luleå University of Technology.
Erik is a passionate musician with an amazing technical capacity, and deep understanding of the mystery of music. As such he can harness and translate the emotional energy in music like few others in his field. He is a wizard of music.
“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
“I don’t care much about music. What I like is sounds.”
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
I am a dynamic figure, often seen holding up walls, and crushing ice. I translate ethnic slurs for refugees of all races, I write award-winning operas, and I manage time efficiently.
Occasionally I tread water for three days in a row. I woo women with my classic guitar playing. I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran of many loves, and an outlaw in Peru.
Once, using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious Army Ants. I was scouted by the Padres (I believe), I am I the subject of many documentaries. There is nothing I cannot do.
When I’m bored I build large suspension bridges in my living room. I make a great pot of chili (alamike). I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays I repair small electrical appliances free of charge. I own several means of transportation.
I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless biscuit eater. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of denim eveningwear. I don’t perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine numerous times. All my friends like me for who I am.
My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international circles. Children trust me. Last summer I toured Northern California with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat 400. I know the exact location of every item in the supermarket. I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. My communication skills are excellent.
I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire living room in the same evening. I have Christian morals and use a disciplined work ethic. I have performed several covert operations for the CIA. I have sold several refrigerators to Eskimos.
I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. I scuba dive and enjoy all types of outdoor activities. The law of Physics does not apply to me.
I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are paid on time. Many citizens of the world have enjoyed working with me. On weekends to let off steam, I participate in full contact Origami.
Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four-course meals using only Tofu and a toaster oven. I enjoy my health, and rarely call in sick. I breed prize-winning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin.
I have acted on stage, to much acclaim. I have performed open heart surgery, on myself.
I have the skills necessary to modify and adjust accordingly, to any given situation. I love to travel extensively. I have the unusual ability to consume the hottest of chili peppers without needing anything to drink afterwards. I have spoken with Elvis.
But I have not worked for you.