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

The palms (2018)
world premiere
setting 37 texts about palms from around the world,
including 33 countries, and in 24 different languages,
each translated by the composer,
commissioned by Myguel Santos e Castro
for Vox Laci’s XII RAMOS Palm Sunday Festival
performed by The Esoterics and Vox Laci octet,
directed by the composer

23 24 25 March 2018 | Sintra Cascais Lisboa PORTUGAL

Aluta continua: The passion of David Kato Kisule (2016)
recounting the last days and legacy
of the Ugandan LGBTI activist,
with libretto by the composer,
performed by Coro Allegro
directed by David Hodgkins

20 May 2018 | 300pm
Church of the Covenant | 67 Newbury St | Boston MA

This delicate universe (2015)
setting five poems by Constantine Cavafy,
in Greek and English, translated by the composer
performed by Kamarikuoru Kampin Laulu
directed by Kari Turunen

21 April 2018 | 700pm
Conservatory of the Helsinki Conservatory | Ruoholahdentori 6 | Helsinki

The last outpost from These oceans vast (2012)
setting a poem about love and the separation of the sea by Herman Melville,
performed by the International Orange Chorale of San Francisco
directed by Zane Fiala

9 and 16 June 2018 | Oakland and San Francsico CA

 

Current Projects

a piece for Anchorage Concert Chorus (2018)
to be premiered in October 2018

a piece for St Jakobs Kammerkor (2018)
to be premiered in February 2019