Bio

Erik Desiderio is an award-winning composer. He has worked on more than fifty films, including ten features. He produced the score for the Academy Award winning film, The Moon and the Son, and helped produce the score for Immortals, featuring Mickey Rourke, and the multi Emmy Award winning series, The Borgias.

Festival highlights include films that have been in the Sundance, Tribeca, and Toronto film festivals. Television credits include work on Harley and the Davidsons, Graves, and music for the Primetime Emmy Awards. He is also a recipient of a Global Music Award of Excellence for his work on The Four Players, the Clive Davis Award for Excellence in Music and the Best Original Score Award at the First Run Film Festival in New York.  Commercial clients include Nintendo, Samsung, Kellogg’s, Coffee-mate, and Heineken among others.

Erik’s composition style is diverse, with a strong orchestral and electronic background. He is capable of producing a quirky, ethnic instrument based score for one film, and a large, dramatic orchestral score for the next. He excels at combining different musical styles and electronic instruments to create an original soundscape.

Video game work includes music for Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer by Blizzard Entertainment, an expansion for Diablo III, the fastest selling PC game of all time. He also composed for Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games, as well as countless indie games and VR projects.  After a rewarding career as a musician, Erik moved to New York to attend New York University and study film scoring where he received his Master’s Degree in Music. Erik conducted a live orchestra at Lincoln Center, performing his original score synched to the video. Erik currently resides in Los Angeles.

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