With dozens of credits in feature films, shorts and video games, Eric Goetz has quickly established himself as a master of creative melodic music that supports character driven narratives. From period genre films, to science fiction adventure games, to modern contemporary dramas, Eric finds the mood of the piece and gives it life. Using everything from full symphony orchestras to solo instruments, Eric's determination for working with live musicians gives his music a unique voice that stands out from the masses and has earned him numerous awards, including two gold medals at the Park City Film Music Festival in 2011, and Best Music for a Short Film at Seattle's Local Sightings Film Festival. Eric has worked with many notable filmmakers including national Emmy-nominated Cory Kelly and Amy Enser, as well as acclaimed director Andrew Allen, whom Eric collaborated with on the experimental short The Thomas Beale Cipher, which was featured on major industry websites including Wired, Motionographer, Gizmodo, and Fast Company.
Eric started composing at a very early age, writing video game music on his TI-99 computer in BASIC. Eric went on to receive a B.A. in Music from Western Washington University, where he studied classical piano with Jeffery Gilliam and jazz with Chuck Israels (Bill Evans Trio). After graduating, Eric moved to Seattle and studied film composition with national Emmy-winning composer Hummie Mann, and accordion with the late jazz great Ken Olendorf.
When not scoring films and games, Eric works part-time as the composer and audio designer for the award-winning game developer, Smashing Ideas, composing music and designing sound for numerous game titles with clients like Mattel, Random House and Nickelodeon. Eric also tours with The Board of Education, which recently received national attention for their critically-acclaimed release for grade-schoolers. Also a concert-music composer, Eric recently had his full symphony orchestra piece, The Dragonriders, performed by Seattle Symphony members at the prestigious Benaroya Hall.
I have been in the industry since 2005.
A partial summary of my work in narrative film.