Welcome

Thanks for coming to visit my site!
Here you can find out more about me,
what I’m up to, what I’m writing,
and my ensemble, The Esoterics.

Eric Banks

Upcoming Performances

This delicate universe (2015)
setting five poems by Constantine Cavafy,
in Greek and English, translated by the composer
commissioned by Conspirare, and performed by The Esoterics
in the concert series INTIMAS
7 April 2017 | 800pm
Holy Rosary Catholic Church | 4210 SW Genessee St | West Seattle WA
8 April 2017 | 800pm
St Stephen’s Episcopal Church | 4805 NE 45th St | Seattle WA
9 April 2017 | 700pm
Christ Episcopal Church | 310 North K Street | Tacoma WA

The right day [world premiere] (2016)
setting verses on love and compassion
by Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness, the XIV Dalai Lama,
commissioned by Yogi Omar as a gift
to the Vancouver Men’s Chorus
directed by Willi Zwozdesky,
at the VanMan Choral Summit
at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
at the University of British Columbia
22 April 2017 | 730pm

Approaching ecstasy (2012, revised 2017)
a choral ballet, setting eighteen poems by Constantine Cavafy,
in Greek and English, translated by the composer
presented by Whim W’Him,
choreographed by Olivier Wevers,
featuring The Esoterics,
Skyros String Quartet,
and harpist Melissa Achten
at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center
201 Mercer St | Seattle WA
2 3 9 10 June 2017 | 800pm

Current Projects

Approaching ecstasy (revision)
a choral ballet, setting eighteen poems by Constantine Cavafy,
in Greek and English, translated by Eric Banks
presented by Whim W’Him,
choreographed by Olivier Wevers,
featuring The Esoterics,
Skyros String Quartet,
and harpist Melissa Achten
at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center
201 Mercer St | Seattle WA
2 3 9 10 June 2017 | 800pm