who?

ElementarySpacetimeShow_EricEric Farber is a percussionist, theater designer, and sound artist based in Brooklyn, NY.  As a performer, 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” percussion design have been featured in a number of Regional and Off-Broadway theater productions, including The Foundry Theatre’s Good Person of Szechwan (Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Music in a Play – Public Theater, LaMaMa) and FUTURITY (Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Set Design, OBA Award for Best New Musical – SoHo Rep/ARS Nova, Mass MoCA, Walker Art Center, A.R.T.).  Eric was commissioned by contemporary music ensemble Contemporaneous to create a kinetic percussion sculpture for their performance of Kate Moore’s Days and Nature at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn.  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 recently completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at 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 loose 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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