Eric Skytterholm Egan

(b. 1983)
Eric Skytterholm Egan
David Jerrett

Eric Skytterholm Egan is an Irish-Norwegian composer based in Hamar, Norway. He mostly writes acoustic chamber music, exploring experiential formal devices, often within a soundworld characterised by delicate timbres and an uncompromising approach to material. He has a keen interest in reshaping facets of our musical past, and a desire to challenge the expectations of the listener by offering the unexpected within familiar musical ground. Eric is currently Lecturer in Composition at Durham University (UK).

Eric’s music has been performed around the world, at festivals such as the Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Impuls Festival, Ultima, Nordic Music Days, Musica Contemporanea Santiago, Ilios, Only Connect, and Vertixe Sonora. He has been widely commissioned and performed by groups such as the Telemark Chamber Orchestra, Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Adapter, Ives Ensemble, Irish National Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Sinfonietta, Crash Ensemble, EXAUDI, EXPLORE ensemble, London Contemporary Orchestra, SISU, and Zöllner-Roche Duo.