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The Esoterics in the media


  • Sound Focus – Eric Banks on Zoroastrianism
    October 17, 2007 – KUOW-NPR
    Some of humanity’s oldest spiritual texts inspire the work of Seattle composer and conductor Eric Banks. In his musical research Eric travels to the city of Bombay, India where practioners of Zoroastrianism gather for rituals and chants that date back 4,000 years. Eric is the artistic director of the Seattle Choral Ensemble the Esoterics. The Zoroastrian sounds and teachings shape Eric’s own life and music.
  • KOMO 1000 Interview
    July 11, 2007 – KOMO 1000
    It is groundbreaking music, sung by local people and this weekend ‘The Esoterics’ will be showing ‘Courage in the Face of Adversity.’ The founding director of The Esoterics, Eric Banks, joined Eric Solcum and Lisa Brooks in the KOMO studios to talk about this weekend’s upcoming concerts in Seattle and West Seattle.
  • The Beat – The Esoterics/Eric Banks/Musical adventures in India
    August 22, 2006 – KUOW-NPR
    Eric Banks is a composer, singer, music historian, linguist and international traveler. He directs the Seattle a capella chorus, The Esoterics. He tells us how the languages, cultures and musical experiences of India are shaping his work.



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