Erik Emil Eskildsen is an experimental guitarist and composer specialized in free improvisation, originally from Denmark but living in Vienna, Austria since 2012. When performing he uses a combination of his guitar, effect pedals and laptop, to create instant compositions in the form of evolving textural layers of sound. With the use of realtime audio processing and live looping, he generates sounds veryunlike those normally experienced from the guitar. He has done live performances alone and as a member of different formations in Spain, Denmark, Germany, and Austria since 2006. His debut album “Slow Fire Burning Gently” was released in February 2012 on the German label iapetus.
- The Friendly Guitar Trio
- Wöstheinrich & Eskildsen
- Unnamed improvisation quartet in the works.
Born in Denmark in 1983.
1992 – 1998: studied bass and guitar.
2007 – 2009: attended various Guitar Craft courses.
December 2008 and ongoing: studies touch guitar, improvisation, digital audio restoration, live looping other techniques with world renowned touch guitarist, composer and producer Markus Reuter.
December 2009 – July 2010. internship at iapetus/reuter & wöstheinrich in Gütersloh, Germany.
August 2010 – June 2012: studied sound design at Sonic College, Denmark
February 2012: is invited to study Elektroakustische Musik Komposition at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna, Austria.
September 2012: formation of The Friendly Guitar Trio, an experimental electric guitar trio.
October 2012 and ongoing: studying Elektroakustische Musik Komposition at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Vienna, Austria.
February 2013: Works as technical assistance for German composer Robert HP. Platz.
April 2013: formation of new quartet(more info soon).
Various solo performances since 2006 in Spain, Austria, Germany, Denmark
Debut album “Slow Fire Burning Gently” released 29th of February 2012 on iapetus(digital only)(solo)
Worked as: Personal assistant, Strategic support, Public relations for Touch Guitars®, Digital audio restoration: “Syntony – Scavenger”, “05Ric – BubbleBurstFlow”, Guitar/Bass tech, Stage hand, Technical assistance. As a studio musician: “Specimen 13 – Echosystem”(Canada) – U8 Touch Guitar and soundscapes, “Troy Jones”(US) title and release TBA – U8 Touch Guitar, soundscapes and electronics.