Erik Lankin


Erik Lankin is a composer and producer of New Classical music based in Montreal (Tiohtià:ke).

Erik combines Classical orchestration with contemporary sound design. He channels the full spectrum of emotion into instrumental soundscapes which are compellingly narrative and evocative.

From 2020 to 2023 he assembled a team of some of Canada’s most accomplished Classical soloists and Neoclassical producers to realize his vision for his highly anticipated debut release: The Icarus Album. Using music, Erik reinterprets the myth of Icarus and Daedalus as a metaphor for losing his father to mental illness.

His dual ambitions on the levels of musical theory and emotional vulnerability were able to secure him multiple funding requests from Canada Council for the Arts despite being an artist who seemingly came out of nowhere.

Erik’s music flows between grief and torment to find places of hope, triumph and healing, reflecting his personal journey of coping with loss and finding meaning in music. His work is a testament to his talent, passion, and courage as a composer. He is dedicated to forging new paths for Classical music to be expressed in the world.




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