Born in the wilds of Montana, Erik Lundborg found music and started composing at a young age, and at 15 got his first performances from the Helena Symphony. Coming East, he earned a BM degree from the NEC (1971) and MA and DMA degrees from Columbia University, and was a founding member of the Composers Ensemble.
He continues to work in Hollywood as composer and orchestrator on films, including Killing Season, along with films in the recent past, Priest and Drag Me To Hell. Older projects include The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Golden Compass, Spider-Man 3, Talladega Nights, Matrix Revolutions, The Matrix Reloaded, along with many others. Lundborg also works in the game industry and composed music for the videogame Enter The Matrix.
His music has been commissioned, performed & recorded by the London Philharmonic, the Houston Symphony, the American Composers Orchestra, Speculum Musicae, the Group for Contemporary Music, Parnassus, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Da Capo Chamber Players, New Music Consort and the Monday Evening Concerts, among others.
Lundborg won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Meet The Composer/New Residencies, the MacDowell Colony as well as three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. He’s also received a Warner Bros./Nonesuch Commission, and a recording grant from the Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music.
Lundborg has taught composition and theory at the Manhattan School of Music, Bennington College, the University of Pittsburgh, Baruch College CUNY, Willamette University and taught composition in 2014 at Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance--Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
His music can be heard on the CRI, New World, Leonarda and Opus One labels and is published by and ACA and APNM.