An original voice in contemporary and sacred music…
“Lyrical” “Elegant” “Neo-tonal” “Accessible” “Idiomatic” “Cinematic” “Organic” “Physiologically correct (P.C.)” “Visionary”
NOW AVAILABLE for DOWNLOAD and for SALE
(for a moment) album
You may be familiar with music that I have composed from live performance, through presentations on YouTube, or even through CD recordings. Here, I offer another way to experience the music: website streaming and internet download…
Still UNDER DEVELOPMENT – this website gives you several options. In general, you can peruse a catalog of my completed music and take in related descriptions and materials shared in the drop-down menu: Musical Works. You can also listen to the Featured Work or the Featured Performance shared directly on this home page. You can also hear excerpts from commercial and limited edition CD recordings given in the above drop-down menu: Full-Length Albums. In addition, you are invited to learn About my professional history, including my current service as Composer-in-Residence for Old South Church in Boston.
To see up-to-date musical activities, you may peruse Current Projects and Recent Performances; and you can also read the section devoted to Commissions. These three sub-headings appear under the tab: Musical Works. Eventually, more score and audio excerpts will appear under individual musical pieces. In addition, a blog will take shape to discuss history and context of individual compositions, as well as to discuss musical aesthetics, philosophy, and overall approach to writing.
…may Music serve as an instrument of God’s inclusive love and abundant grace; and may this music have the opportunity to speak for itself.
“Speak, therefore, Music; speak.” —from “A Cry to Music,” a poem by John Masefield
Comments about this website and professional inquiries for Erik should be directed to [email protected]
Beyond Words (2017)
Recorded performance by
Willie Sordillo, alto saxophone
Erik Gustafson, piano
Recorded, mixed, and mastered
click here to download the recording from CDBaby.com
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to request a physical CD copy of the recording
Cover art: Faceted, mixed media on canvas,
(C) Allison Coelho Picone. All rights reserved.