Eric Brightfield is a jazz/rock musician, composer, and educator centered in the Baltimore/Washington DC area. He started playing music at the late age of 14, but quickly took to it receiving a Linehan Artist Scholarship(four years full tuition/room & board) for music and studied jazz guitar performance and music composition at UMBC. There he had a senior composition recital in April of 2011, which featured both student and faculty performers tackling an hour of his musical works. While attending college, he also began a career as a freelance guitar instructor.
He enjoys performance most of all, and has performed all along the East coast from New York to Hilton Head Island, SC in a variety of bands. He plays many genres, including rock/pop, classic rock, blues, folk/country, jazz(both classic and contemporary), and classical.
In addition to performing, Eric possesses a passion for composing. During his stay at UMBC, he wrote the music for a large collaborative project at the UMBC Imaging Resources Center entitled Lost and Found. He made several electronically composed pieces using Digital Performer, worked extensively with MIDI samples, setting up an audience interactive MIDI interface for the live performances of Lost and Found. Eric also oversaw the sound production during those performances. Eric also composes 90-minute pieces which he accompanies on guitar for yoga classes such as those of Lotus Uprising. He enjoys writing for films, games, etc., and can comfortably compose for any instrumentation, including classical instruments. When composing for a specific group of performers, he will often adapt to their style and technical abilities to write something with which the performer can personally connect.
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