LE COMPOSEUR

Armed with an MFA from the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, my main focus these days is on writing rock-oriented songs and musicals with the best collaborators I can find here in NYC.  Music by me can be found in published songbooks ("The Plane (Is Going Down)" in Ryan Scott Oiver's first volume, for sale here), soundtracks to hit web series ("Bonjour Paris" on The Battery's Down Season 2 album, for sale here), and even on Comedy Central (I humbly provided music and keyboards for an hilarious gospel sketch on the Daily Show).  My compositional scatterbrainedness knows no limits (see evidence in mash-up form on my video page) so you never know where you might see (hear) me next!

MUSIC BY ME

PLAYLIST

TRACK 1: Queequeg -- A Moby Dick-inspired overture of sorts -- Music and all instruments by Eric Day -- VIDEO!

TRACK 2: Therefore/Because (excerpt) -- From the short film of the same name by Laura Naylor -- Music and all instruments by Eric Day

TRACK 3: Bonjour, Paris -- From the web series "The Battery's Down"  -- Sung by Nina Sturtz -- Music and all instruments by Eric Day -- VIDEO!

TRACK 4: Best I've Ever Had -- From "Hameko and Lulu" -- Sung by Pearl Sun -- Music and all instruments by Eric Day, lyrics by Rachel Jett

TRACK 5: Hold Hold My Heart -- From "Hameko and Lulu" -- Sung by Blake White -- Music and all instruments by Eric Day, lyrics by Rachel Jett

TRACK 6: I Wanna Punch Glenn Beck (Glenn Beck In The Neck) -- Music, lyrics, and all instruments by Eric Day -- VIDEO!

TRACK 7: Supes Excited -- Sung by Lynnette Li -- Music and all instruments by Eric Day -- VIDEO!

TRACK 8: THUNDERSNOW -- A glitchy bass-lead post-ska jam with electric trombone-- Music and all instruments by Eric Day -- VIDEO!

TRACK 9: River Rouge -- Another twitchy fuzz-bass groove -- Music and all instruments by Eric day -- VIDEO!



RESUME

SHOWS

HOSPITAL BAR -- Book, Music, and Lyrics by Eric Day
- Currently in top-secret development
ZOMBIE JESUS -- Book, Music, and Lyrics by Eric Day
- Currently in top-secret development
HAMEKO AND LULU -- Music by Eric Day, Book/Lyrics by Rachel Jett
 - Development with CAP 21
 - Playwrights Horizons Workshop/Reading, 2/09
 - Barrington Stages Workshop/Reading, 8/08
 - NYU "First Look" Award, 6/08
THE EARTH BENEATH MY FEET (song cycle) -- Music/Lyrics by Eric Day -- (ALBUM BY THE DAY FAMILY BAND)
 - Waltz Astoria, 1/10
 - Laurie Beechman Theatre, 3/09
THE FANTABULOUS ADVENTURES OF GILDA  -- Music by Eric Day, Lyrics by Dan Collins
 - Florida State University, 2007
 - NYU, 2006
THE BIRTHDAY PRESENT (10-minute) -- Music by Eric Day, Book/Lyrics by Kirsten Guenther
 - Florida State University, 2007
 - NYU, 2005
LOVE ON THE LINE (one-act) -- Music by Eric Day, Lyrics by Mindy Raf
 - Andover High School, 1998

SELECTED SONGS

THE PLANE (IS GOING DOWN) -- Music by Eric Day, Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver -- VIDEO!
 - “Rated RSO” at Joe’s Pub -- FEATURED IN THE RSO SONGBOOK FOR SALE HERE!
BONJOUR PARIS
-- Music/Lyrics by Eric Day -- VIDEO!
 - Season 2 of the web-series, “The Battery’s Down” -- ALBUM FOR SALE HERE!
2012
-- Music by Eric Day, Lyrics by Dan Collins -- VIDEO!
 - Spotlight Cabaret’s “State of the Union” at the Laure Beechman Theatre
IT'S ALL ABOUT ME -- Music by Eric Day, Lyrics by Sukari Jones
 - Various William Finn “Songs by Rediculously Talented Composers…” Concerts
UPSTAIRS NEIGHBOR -- Muisc by Eric Day, Lyrics by Jess DiGiancinto -- VIDEO!
- "The Eric Day Cabaret" at the Laurie Beechman Theatre
RUN ANITA, RUN -- Music by Eric Day, Lyrics by Gordon Leary -- VIDEO!
- "The Eric Day Cabaret" at the Laurie Beechman Theatre
HALLMARK CARD
-- Music by Eric Day, Lyrics by Niko Tsakalakos
 - “Kiss This” and “Late Night with Niko” at Barrington Stages
THE SECRET OF THANKSGIVING -- Music by Eric Day, Lyrics by Niko Tsakalakos -- VIDEO!
 - “Late Night with Niko” at Barrington Stages


 
MISC.

THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART -- Music/Keyboards by Eric Day, 4/20/2010 -- VIDEO!
THEREFORE BECAUSE -- Short Film by Laura Naylor -- Film score by Eric Day
ELEGY FOR KEVIN -- Composition for Concert Band by Eric Day
Aole T. Miller's DRACULA -- Incidental music by Eric Day
 
EDUCATION

New York University -- MFA (Tisch School of the Arts)
University of Michigan -- Bachelor of Music
  
Member: Local 802 AFM