Eric Malmquist (b. 1985) lives, performs, and composes in Chicago, Illinois. His music draws equally from both modern styles, especially minimalism and post-modernism, and the influence of historical themes and early music. He is the founder of S O N G (Singers On New Ground), a group dedicated to contemporary American art song. Eric has written for many local and national ensembles. The Chicago Composers Orchestra has premiered two of his works. The Newberry Consort commissioned him to write a work for soprano Ellen Hargis and violas-de-gamba, which was featured on Live from WFMT. The Wicker Park Choral Singers have performed three of his works, including on 98.7 WFMT. His music has been performed by the Yakima Symphony Orchestra in Washington, and on the Phoenix Concerts in New York City. Other Chicago ensembles that have performed his work include Chicago Q Ensemble, the Logan Chamber Players, Windswept, Access Contemporary Music, and VOX 3. His songs have been recorded by VOX 3 on the disc “New Song”.
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Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago, performed by Chicago Q Ensemble