Eric Farber 
is a Brooklyn-based percussionist and theater artist.  Eric cut his teeth as the house drummer at the Coney Island Sideshow and New York Burlesque Festivals for nearly a decade. More recently, Eric’s “wildly animated” performance and “positively gasp-worthy” design work have been featured in a number of Regional and Off-Broadway theater productions, including Heather Christian’s Animal Wisdom (Bushwick Starr / West Yorkshire), The Skin of our Teeth (TFANA), FUTURITY  (Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Set Design, Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, OBA Award for Best New Musical – SoHo Rep/ARS Nova, Mass MoCA, Walker Art Center, A.R.T.), The Foundry Theatre’s revival of Brecht’s Good Person of Szechwan (Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play – Public Theater, LaMaMa).  Eric has toured with Taylor Mac‘s 24-Decade History of Popular Music, and is a member of The Ladybug Transistor (Merge Records) and The Lisps (Extropian Records).  Eric holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree from The New School University.



for bookings, inquiries, criticism, or general conversation, please email me:

 – ericfarber at g mail dot com –


Discography of Recordings: (click on links to hear samples)

-Mark Dzula Begin Again (2014) [Jigsaw Records]

-The Lisps - FUTURITY (2012) [Extropian Records]

-Spencer BreslinLabor Day (2012) [Acadian Recording Co.]

-The Magic CaravanStrawberry Jam! (2011) [self-release]

-The LispsAre We at the Movies? (2011) [Extropian Records]

-The Ladybug TransistorClutching Stems (2011) [Merge Records / Fortuna POP]

-The Magic CaravanFree CD’s! LIVE (2010) [self-release]

-Zoe BoekbinderArtichoke Perfume (2010) [Extropian Records]

-Marit BergmanThe Tear Collector: Bonus Album Version (2009) [RCA Records]

-FishermanS.S. Exotik (2009) [Tiki Jive Records]

-The LispsCountry Doctor Museum (2008) [self-release]

-The Magic CaravanIn Smell-o-vision!!! (2006) [self-release]

-FishermanPsychic Jungle Malfunction (2006) [Tiki Jive Records]

-Them’s Good Eatin’The Full-on Sonic Beatdown (2000) [Damnfine Records]

-Jet OrangeSelf-titled (1999) [self-release]


Published Writing:

-Magnet MagazineBest of 2011, Guest Editors: The Ladybug Transistor on Yogurt (Dec. 27, 2011)

-Magnet MagazineBest of 2011, Guest Editors: The Ladybug Transistor on Bullwhips (Dec. 27, 2011)

-Magnet Magazine From the Desk of The Ladybug Transistor: Umbrellas (July 31, 2011)


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