Composer and Violist Eric Lemmon’s music has been described as using “a broad range of extended techniques and complex rhythms to create [a] beautifully ethereal nebulousness of sound”. He received his Bachelors in Music at New York University’s Music and Performing Arts Program, a Masters in Viola Performance from the Mannes Conservatory and an Artist Diploma from University of Miami’s Frost School of Music where he was awarded a Mancini Fellowship. He is the founder of composer’s collective Circles and Lines and Artistic Personnel Manager of The Dream Unfinished.
His works have appeared in venues ranging from underground bars (le) Poisson Rouge and SubCulture to the DiMenna Center for Classical Music and FIGMENT arts festival on Governor’s Island. They have been reviewed by the New York Times and featured on WQXR’s Q2. Eric has been awarded NYU’s Creative Collaboration Grant, Mannes’ Peter M. Gross Grant, MetLife’s Creative Connections Grant, a Puffin Foundation Grant, a Tofte Lake Center Emerging Artist Residency and ConEd’s Exploring the Metropolis Residency. Recent commissions include works for Jacqueline LeClaire and the International Double Reed Society, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, The Chelsea Symphony, and Listen Closely NYC. Eric is a PhD student in Music Composition at Stony Brook University.