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Jun 17 10

If it ain’t a disaster…

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IT’S A SUCCESS!  Thank you so very much to everybody who shared their time and attention at last night’s concert.

Stay posted for video and audio.


Jun 9 10

June update – Viaduct Concert, Audio Sample, DWFF

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This coming wednesday, June 16 at 8pm at the Viaduct Theatre in Chicago is the celebration concert for the release of Battery.  The concert will feature original percussion and kinetic music by Eric Roth, including performances of all three pieces from Battery.  Performers include Tina Laughlin, Matthew Coley, Seth Warren-Crow and Eric Roth, as well as special guests, the Accessible Contemporary Music affiliate clarinet trio, claraconbrio.
The Viaduct Theatre also boasts the finest lobby bar in the city of Chicago.
Please join us for this unique concert event.
To make it even more difficult to avoid listening to Battery, below is the audio embed to sample and direct links to download and purchase.  (These are always available on the page.)


This saturday night, June 12, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra performs ER arrangements and orchestrations for the Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy performance in Stockholm, Sweden.  click for more info

May 28 10

ER orchestrations in Memphis

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Saturday night, May 29 in Memphis, TN, KC and the Sunshine Band and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra will be performing orchestrations by ER for some of KC’s most iconic songs.

For more information, click HERE.

Coming so soon: the June 16 concert to celebrate the release of Battery at the Viaduct Theatre in Chicago.

May 6 10

PRESS RELEASE: Eric Roth at the Viaduct Theatre, June 16 2010

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On Wednesday June 16 at 8 pm at the Viaduct Theatre in Chicago, Eric Roth presents an evening of fresh, live music to celebrate the 2010 release of Battery, the definitive audio document of some of Eric’s most striking percussion music.  The performers include Tina Laughlin–the dynamic percussionist and member of several of Chicago’s most prominent music ensembles, Eric Roth, and the clarinet trio claraconbrio.
The program consists of nearly all original Eric Roth music and will include live performances of Both Teams Played Hard, the monumental one-sticked snare drum solo, and Bible Thumpin V, a trio for three performers, each with a bible–the musical instrument.  Both are featured on Battery.  There will also be selections from Vibraphone Journal–a collection of wicked solo pieces for vibraphone, performances of Trick and Work That Body–two of Eric’s most ostentatious kinetic music compositions (Trick possesses no sound content at all), and a new arrangement of a classic Michael Jackson number as a joyful memorial to a musical inspiration.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance at the Viaduct Theatre  box office or
For more information visit

For a printable pdf of the promotional poster click the following link:  ER Viaduct 061610 Poster

Apr 27 10

DWFF II digital release, ER interview

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Hot on the heels of ER’s new release Battery comes the May 1 digital release of Distant Worlds II: more music from Final Fantasy–the new full length recording of music adapted from the Final Fantasy videogame series for orchestra.  This recording features two new ER arrangements/orchestrations of music by Nobuo Uematsu performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Arnie Roth.

Also, read a ‘behind-the-scenes’ interview with ER on the Distant Worlds website.

Battery available now…
June 16 record release concert at the Viaduct Theater, Chicago.

Apr 21 10

June 16 at Viaduct Theater, Chicago

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ERM is pleased to announce a Chicago concert of original Eric Roth music to commemorate the release of the album Battery.  The fabulous Viaduct Theater will be the venue, the evening of Wednesday, June 16.
Look forward to information about tickets, performers and the program.  And mark your calendar!

Also, thank you to everyone who’s listened to Battery since it’s release last week.  If you haven’t listened, no time like the present; just click on the word “Battery” above.

And please forward the Battery link to a friend or two.

Apr 15 10

Battery Now Available

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Battery, Eric Roth’s new full length recording of percussion music is now available for stream and download.

Battery features performances by the extraordinary California percussionists Chris Froh and William Winant and by ER.

More information of the ERM audio page.

Enjoy and thanks for listening.

Apr 8 10

Battery drops April 15

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That’s next thursday, Tax Day.  The long awaited definitive audio document of some of ER’s most compelling percussion music will be available for download from the ERM audio page starting April 15 2010.

features performances by the extraordinary California percussionists Chris Froh and William Winant and by ER himself.

Mark the date and spread the word.

And look forward to details for a June record release concert in Chicago!

Mar 25 10

Anathema and Program16 Now Available for Digital Download

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We’re very pleased to announce the reissue of the RosCo Records CDs Anathema and Program16.  They are both now available for digital download purchase from the audio page of the ERM website.
For a limited time, there are special promotional prices for purchasing the full albums.
Additionally, these and other choice selections will be available as streaming audio for listening enjoyment.

The first of these ‘other’ selections is a brilliant live performance of Body Death by Nicholas Isherwood and Jonathan Golove.
There will be others forthcoming.

Please let other people know about the goods.

And look forward to information about the new album Battery!

Mar 15 10

This Spring…

by Eric

Work is nearly complete on Battery, banging recordings of three major ER percussion pieces from 2003-5.  More information forthcoming.
Also, work is in progress on an album of “songs,” with recorded music already in the can and plans for the production of brand new music for solo voice and chamber orchestra.

New ER arrangements and orchestrations are featured on the new Distant Worlds II CD and the international concert tour to follow.

Finally, ER CDs Anathema and Program16 will become products for MP3 purchase and download.  More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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Forthcoming updates will also include details about new orchestration projects for recording and live performance.

Thanks for reading.