Eric Fraser is a multi-instrumentalist, educator, composer, and music therapist (MA, MT-BC). Having learned intensively and extensively in Kolkata, India, for over 15 years, Eric is a top student of the legendary bansuri flute artist Pandit Gopal Roy, one of the only masters of the original "gayaki-ang" or vocal style of bansuri flute. Eric's bansuri playing rings with authenticity and pure Indian tone, carrying a distinct and masterful sound quite original in its quality.
Bridging his experience as a composer and songwriter, Eric's orientation to Indian classical music serves as an inspiration for melody, and a creative tool for improvisation.
Eric recieved his masters in Music Therapy from NYU in 2009, and provides multi-instrumental and cross-cultural music therapy for children and adults in private practice. He also offers meditation and restorative experiences with live music in his "Sound Nidra" and "Nada Yoga" workshops.
Eric is currently an adjunct professor of music therapy at SUNY, New Paltz, and 2010 Fulbright senior research scholar music therapy and Indian music. Eric is also a co-founder of the Brooklyn Raga Massive, and has toured, recorded, performed and collaborated with a great list of artists including Pandit Krishna Bhatt, Pandit Ramesh Mishra, Steve Gorn, Arturo O'farrell and Bollywood composer A.R Rahman at Carnegie Hall and many more, including radio performances (NPR morning edition and WKCR New York).
To find out more information about Eric, visit his website here.
Eric Fraser (bansuri flute) - Raga Sivaranjani
Changes by Afrika Meets India (Drive East Festival, NYC August 2014)
7-10pm Thursday, July 26, 2018 at The Down County Social Club.
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