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

Jâvdâni [Eternity] (2003)
setting rubâ’iyât VI & MLXX
by Mevlânâ Jâlâl al-Dîn Muhammad Rûmî,
translated from Persian to English by the composer,
performed by the Ars Nova Singers
directed by Tom Morgan,
in the concert NEW HORIZONS:

5 October 2018 | St John’s Episcopal Church | 1419 Pine Street | Boulder CO
6 October 2018 | Bethany Lutheran Church | 4500 E Hampden Avenue | Denver CO

To have been there before (2018)
WORLD PREMIERE
a surround-sound choral-orchestral setting of excerpts
from Travels in Alaska by the renowned naturalist John Muir,
with additional descriptive texts in the native language Tlingit,
scored for triple chorus, string orchestra, piano, and percussion
commissioned by the Atwood Foundation,
and premiered by the Anchorage Concert Chorus,
directed by Grant Cochran,
in the concert OUR VOICE:

14 October 2018 | Atwood Concert Hall | Anchorage AK

The star of justice, The injustice of agression, and
The paths of peace 
fromTwelve Qur’anic visions (2007)
the final three visions from Twelve Qur’anic visions,
performed by The Arizona Choir,
directed by Miguel Angel Felipe,
in the concert AMERICAN GOD:

21 October 2018 | Congregation Anshei Israel | 5550 E 5th Street | Tucson AZ

This delicate universe (2015)
SWEDISH PREMIERE
a choral symphony in five movements,
setting poems by Constantine Cavafy,
in Greek and English, translated by the composer
performed by The Swedish Radio Choir
directed by Ragnar Bolin,
in the concert TIME:

17 November 2018 | Berwaldhallen |  Dag Hammarskjölds Väg 3 | Stockholm

Current Projects

a new piece for The University Singers
at California State University, Fullerton (2019),
directed by Robert Istad,
to be premiered in March 2019

a piece for St Jakobs Kammerkor
in Stockholm (2019),
directed by Gary Graden,
to be premiered in June 2019