Eric Davis is a composer and performer based in Austin, TX. Eric graduated in May with a Bachelor’s in Music Composition from the University of Oklahoma, where he also studied French Horn, piano, organ, and music technology. As a performer, Eric has played works for a wide variety of instruments, including mandolin, bass guitar, steel drums, and live electronics, and has performed in numerous chamber groups and large ensembles. This blend of influences is evident in the fluid compositional style present in his works, which have been performed across 15 U.S. states and 3 countries.
“Coda” was written as an homage to the capricious and virtuosic finales of classic multi-movement chamber works. The piece opens with a fanfare-like primary theme in the cello before transitioning to a virtuosic piano cadenza, which introduces a secondary theme that is also developed throughout the work. A slow and brooding interior theme emerges, building into a second cadenza in the violin before ending the piece with a fiery recapitulatory passage.