Eric Nathan

Eric Nathan

Eric Nathan is assistant professor of music in composition theory in Brown University’s Department of Music. His work has been called “as diverse as it is arresting” by the San Francisco Chronicle; “thoughtful and inventive” by The New Yorker and “engaging, from a voice we will hear more of” by The New York Times.

Nathan is a 2013 Rome Prize Fellow and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, and has garnered international acclaim through performances by Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic’s Scharoun Ensemble; soprano Dawn Upshaw; and violinist Jennifer Koh.

Lenses For Inspiration

Brown Assistant Professor, Composer Eric Nathan, speaks about searching for the unexpected in his musical compositional process – from channeling inspiration from other disciplines and rethinking the mechanics of instruments, to the creative dialogue between the conscious and unconscious mind in finding a path for a piece of music.