[title size=”1″]Erik Aho – Orchestrator and Composer [/title]
Award-Winning composer Erik Aho has orchestrated and produced some of the largest ensembles in television history during his stints on the Family Guy (Fox) and American Dad (Fox). In the summer of 2013 Erik Aho was invited to attend ASCAP’s prestigious Film and Television Composer’s Workshop and became the 2013 recipient of the ASCAP Foundation’s David Rose Award. Chosen by over 60 musicians from the Hollywood film scoring community, he also received the 2013 RMALA (Recording Musicians Association of Los Angeles) Grant. His film and television credits include original music for the Amazing Race (CBS), The Bachelor (ABC), The Miracle Workers (ABC), and most recently Blood Relatives on the Discovery network. In addition to his TV and film credits, Aho has composed music for numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful video games. Critics chose “No One Lives Forever” as Game of the Year (Gamespy, PC Gamer, Computer Gaming World, Computer Games Magazine), and “Drakan: The Ancients’ Gates” was called “The finest 3D medieval action-adventure game to grace any console” (Play magazine – 100/100) and praised for “breathtaking visuals, magnificent audio, and extraordinary game play” (Gaming Age 100/100). The Suffering, Midway’s action-horror title sold over 1.5 million units was again hailed by critics and gamers alike. He is co-founder of the commercial music production company WaxLab (http://www.waxlabmusic.com) whose clients have included Honda, Activision, Adobe and Naturemade. Aho’s initial foray into composing came in the form of instrumental and string-arranging work for acts like Unwritten Law (Interscope), Brandi Carlile (Columbia), The Fighting Machinists (Interscope) and Default (TVT). Aho holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Washington and has studied music at Berklee College of Music, UCLA and privately.