Erica Porter is a classically trained pianist and composer residing in Los Angeles, California with her B.M. in Piano Performance from Florida Southern College 18′, M.A. in Contemporary Composition from the University of York 21′, and her M.M. in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music’s Berklee Online 22′. She is the composer and sound designer for the video game, Live by the Sword: Tactics, developed by Labrador Studios in the United Kingdom,where it is currently available on Nintendo, Steam and XBOX. She’s also had her pieces Galactic Triumph, A Daughter’s Beauty and Preparation recorded by The Budapest Score. Her piece, Motion, premiered at Carnegie Hall by The United Nations Chamber Music Society in the fall of 2021. She composed the music for the documentary, Dr. Roger Peele: A Revolutionary in Psychiatry that will be screened at the A.P.A. (American Psychiatric Association) in May 2022 and other film festivals.
While Erica was studying her M.A. in Contemporary Composition at the University of York in 2020, she began working for a director looking for a composer for his video game, Live by the Sword: Tactics. She was given complete autonomy over the music, and a six-month contract, then was given the opportunity of becoming the sound designer for the video, creating FX for the creations throughout the video game. During this time, she premiered her piece, String Quartet No. 1, performed by the Quatuor Diotima String Quartet, and was accepted into the Women’s Program for the Conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Birmingham.
During her M.M. at Berklee, Erica was a participant in NYU’s Film Scoring and Advertising Workshops from June through July 2021. She began writing for student films and other productions which span across the US, UK and as of recently, Africa. In 2022, her films premiered at the American Psychiatric Association, the LUMA festival in York, England, The Graddies, Palm Beach International Film Festival, and YouTube. She’s currently working on films in England and is the Composer in Residency for the Swan’s City Piano Festival in Florida where her piece, The Glimpse will premiere and she will teach a masterclass.