Erbium was started by composers Dan Cooper and Daniel Palkowski, who met as an undergrad and a prof at Columbia University. On percussion is Cesare Papetti. The instrumentation features 7-string bass guitar, flute, keyboards, and gesture-controlled electronics. The repertoire includes original compositions as well as arrangements of Liszt, Satie, and Prokofiev. Venues have included American Airlines (Selwyn) Theatre, The Annex, Bar East, BWAC, Café Brama, Drom NYC, Fat Baby, Galapagos, Gallery MC, The Gershwin Hotel, Goddard Riverside, IndieScreen, Innovation Loft, Intar Theatre, 92Y, Parkside Lounge, Shrine NYC, Solas, Spectrum NYC, The Stone, and Temple M. Festival appearances have included the American Composers Orchestra SoNiC Festival, the Spectrum NYX Prog Music Festival, and the INTAR Roots and New Music Festival. This season, Erbium will record a new CD on Composers Concordance Records.
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