Ian Erickson is a composer and performer from Southwest Missouri. He is a graduate of Missouri State University with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in music performance and composition, and has extensive experience in improvisation. Many of his works aim to explore polyphonic textures through the use of complex rhythms and dense harmonies.
Ian is actively composing new works, working as a freelance performer, and accompanying dance performance classes at Missouri State University. There he provides music on piano, drum set, and mixed electronics to ballet, modern, and improvisatory dance.
In addition to composition, Ian also attended the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. His studies at Port Townsend focused on traditional hand tools and joinery. Using those skills Ian has engineered and built traditional and custom instruments utilizing acoustic materials for use in his own works.
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