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Erik is a media artist, composer, and designer. He authors interactive work for print, web, performance, and installation. He also creates soundtracks for film, dance, and video. Erik is a multi-instrumentalist who has been composing and recording music since 1980. He studied music composition with Dr. Paul Steg, ethnomusicology with Dr. Han Kuo-Huang, and saxophone with Joe Daley and Steve Duke. Erik is the son of artist Kenneth Deerly, and grandson to jazz singer Margie Little and saxophonist
I am drawn to the sounds a person makes when in the process of thinking what to say next. I refer to this phenomenon as “treading thoughts.” Though often overlooked, I believe the material surrounding the deliberate “content” acts as a lens by which we interpret that content. I explore this overlooked material, seeking ways to present a unique perspective on the pedestrian, while leaving enough space to allow the viewer a personal entry point into the work.
Non-commissioned work ranges in price by genre:
Prints and broadsides start under $50 and can be found online at http://www.artistrising.com/galleries/deerly.
Music/audio can be heard free in Pandora and Spotify and purchased starting in $0.99 in the iTunes Store and at Amazon, CDbaby, and other online and traditional retailers.
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