Erik Fredriksen is a young composer, performer, music director and recording engineer. He is a BSA student at Carnegie Mellon with concentrations in Mathematical Sciences and Music Technology. He has recently held a recital of his new works entitled Subsist, focusing on new electronic instruments and soundscapes. Past compositions and arrangements explore Jazz, Fusion and Metal idioms. He has also music directed shows for Scotch’n’Soda at Carnegie Mellon and the 4615 Theater Company in Washington DC. Erik is currently a Resident Designer for 4615, and has sound designed and composed music for several plays including The Duchess of Malfi and The Pillowman.
Erik is very dedicated to his pursuits in A Cappella music. He has directed and performed with the Carnegie Mellon Originals, who have recently placed 2nd in the final round of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA). Erik alongside Nitsan Shai arranged the set, earning Outstanding Arrangement for at the Quarterfinal Round. He also recorded and produced their 2015 debut studio album, the Twenty Year Album, available on iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube. He is now a producer and an arranger for Cut Off Studios.
Erik Fredriksen is a musician that is always looking for new sounds that can be brought to life in exciting ways. He is always looking for a new challenge to tackle.