With influences ranging from sacred to electronic to folk music, Erik DeLong (b. 1990) is a New York City based composer who is equally at home writing music for both film and the concert hall. His concert works have been performed across the United States and abroad, while his eclectic film scores have been heard at film festivals from Sundance to Cannes.
Winner of the 2015 Nathan Davis Prize in Composition, for his piece commissioned by the young New Yorkers’ Chorus, Ashes of Roses, Erik has a wide-ranging output of choral, chamber, and electronic music. His Nocturne for solo violin and drone (2016) had its premiere take place in Switzerland by violinist William Stewart and recently, he was commissioned by the Botetourt Chamber Singers to set South African poet, Antije Krög’s poem, “Where I Become You”. It has since been premiered and the group will take it on tour to South Africa in the summer of 2017. He is currently working on an album featuring a collection of his chamber and electronic music.
In 2014, Erik began work on the music for Nikolai Vanyo’s feature, Before. Erik has since written music for over 18 short films and two features, in addition to composing the music for dozens of advertisements.
Also a writer of terrible, 80’s-inspired synthpop, Erik has self-produced an album, Songs for an Intimate Evening, which if you listen to “…plan on taking a good amount of ecstasy and busting a groove for the full duration of the album... DeLong brings the goods time after time and The songs are highly infectious in almost all areas.” (The Equal Ground)
Erik received his masters degree in composition from New York University and studied, as an undergraduate, at William and Mary. When not composing, he is unsuccessfully trying to get his career as a professional gamer off the ground.