ERIC ALLAMAN – COMPOSER
Born in Missouri, he grew up in Southern California, and spent several summers in his mother's native Norway. Eric credits this time in the land of Ibsen, Grieg and Munch for awakening his creative calling. He began studying the piano at age seven, guitar at 15, and continued his music studies at UCLA. Eric was mentored by famed composer David Raskin (Laura) and fronted a busy goth-rock band, Witness.
Upon graduation, he took the route of countless artists before him and moved to Paris, then Berlin, a city still divided between East and West. Barely scraping by on solo piano gigs in stylish hotels and smoky lounges, Eric got a big break working with electronica supergroup Tangerine Dream, writers of the renowned score for Tom Cruise’s breakthrough movie, Risky Business. Eric co-composed the score to Ridley Scott's, Legend. Eric was also commissioned to write a new score for a re-release of Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein's epic masterpiece. The premiere was a sensation at the Berlin Film Festival, and Eric was lured back to L.A.
With 30 films, 500 episodes of television, two ballets (Sea Princess and Noah’s Ark) and two musicals, (Battleship Potemkin and Voices From The Cellar) to his credit, Eric has expressed himself in many genres as a composer. Credits include: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Witless Protection, Latter Days, Dante’s Cove, Mike Hammer, and Legend, to name a few. Recently, Eric worked with Randy Jackson of American Idol to score two movies for NBC, Secrets of the Mountain and The Jensen Project.
Eric has been influenced heavily by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and Wagner. In the 20th Century he has been inspired by Stravinsky, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Queen and Philip Glass.
A serious surfer, Eric has traveled the globe chasing the perfect wave, from the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia, to Fiji, Peru, Ireland, and the Galapagos.