My name is Erik Jourgensen and I am a music composer living in Los Angeles, CA. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and my early musical training was guitar lessons and playing in my high school jazz band.
I studied literature and music at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo from 2006 - 2011. While in college, I played in bands, and dj'd and volunteered as music director at my college radio station (KCPR 91.3). A music course involved writing for live theater, where my interest in scoring began.
After graduating college, I began work as a composer's assistant to TomandAndy (Natural Born Killers, JFK, Resident Evil films). Under their guidance, I have written additional music on films such as 47 Meters Down, The Silence (Netflix), The Monster (A24), Haunt (directed by A Quiet Place writers), and The Infiltrators (multi award-winner at Sundance 2019).
My recent work includes four original compositions featuring violin, viola, bassoon, saxophone, and synthesizers; as well as the scores to a handful of audio dramas - Red Rhino, Heroics, and The Original. My 2020 releases will include a piece for wind quartet and an album of slide guitar music.