Eric John Eigner

Eric John Eigner plays Drumset – Extended and Traditional, Tabletop Percussion, Soprano and Bass Clarinet. He has released three CD’s from his Mysterium Project on Eavesdrop Records, a label he set up as a platform for contemporary work. Eigner works in a number of diverse Soundpainting projects and has performed with the Walter Thompson Orchestra, the New York Soundpainting Orchestra and ZAHA. Eigner is also a member of the international Soundpainting community. He currently is involved in a duo project with composer/guitarist Bruce Holmberg, the John Nickels Band and the Michael Wagner Quartet. Eigner has worked with Butch Morris, Reuben Radding, Kenny Wollesen’s Himalayas, the CAVEnsemble, Shinichi MOMO Koga, Mark Stewart, Sabir Mateen, Steve Swell, Daniel Carter, Nate Wooley, Matt Lavelle, Greg Tate’s Burnt Sugar and poet Steve Dalachinsky. He has played in a number of other bands, from Steve Albini produced Pillow Theory, the eclectic Balkan thrash band The Trophy Wives, to Earthdriver, a band made up of a wide variety of international talent who join forces to create a unified musical and social statement. Eigner has performed with the french horn quartet Genghis Barbie, in the NY River to River Festival, with composer John King and Choreographer Yoshiko Chuma. He is currently working on two solo releases, one for solo drums, one for tabletop percussion and stomp boxes. Eigner is a 2010 fellow in Music/Sound from the New York Foundation for the Arts and is featured on their time capsule 5 CD box set, “The NYFA COLLECTION – 25 Years of New York New Music,” released on Innova Records. In addition to music, Eigner is also a working Painter and Photographer that exhibits in New York.