Eric Alan

Music, Arts & Culture Host

Eric Alan is KLCC’s music, arts and culture host. The music performances he hosts on KLCC air during Q; his interviews and features air during The Takeaway, The World and other programs. Previously, he spent seventeen years at Jefferson Public Radio in Ashland, where he was music director and host of the daily music show Open Air. He is a nationally published author and photographer with three books to his credit, ranging from nature spirituality to major league baseball. He also works with National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones, regularly contributing words and photographs to the project “Celebrate What’s Right with the World.” He is an accomplished lyricist as well, with credits ranging from international recording artists Gypsy Soul to the Oregon Cabaret Theatre.

Ways to Connect

  The movie Forgotten Heroes: An Honor Flight Story, documents the journey of aging Willamette Valley veterans to Washington DC to visit the war memorials there. It will screen at the Wildish Theater in Springfield on Tuesday evening, November 10th. Eric Alan speaks with Shawn Trotter, a team leader and guardian with South Willamette Valley Honor Flight.

  Alaskan artist Ray Troll uniquely combines art, science, music and fish. His exhibit The Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago opens at the Museum of Natural Cultural History in Eugene on Thursday, November 5th. He speaks with Eric Alan about one of Earth’s strangest prehistoric creatures, and sings about it too. 

  Artist Henk Pander has been one of Oregon’s  foremost artists for the past half century, since arriving from his native Netherlands. His vivid and intense work has ranged from depictions influenced by a childhood growing up under the Nazi occupation of his homeland, to official portraits of Oregon Governors Tom McCall and John Kitzhaber. In conjunction with the Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk in Eugene on November 6th, he’ll give the month’s Art Talk at the downtown Lane Community College campus at 6 p.m. He speaks with Eric Alan.

  Eugene native Elizabeth Rowe has gone on to national prominence as a flutist, including her current role with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where she holds the Walter Piston Principal Flute Chair. She has also held key positions within the orchestras of Baltimore, Washington DC and Fort Wayne, and currently teaches at both the New England Conservatory and the Tanglewood Music Center. She’s returned to her hometown for a week-long residency that includes performances at Beall Hall on Wednesday, November 4th, and with the Oregon Mozart Players on Saturday, November 7th.

Photo by Eric Alan

  Peter and Will Anderson are identical twins from the jazz world of New York City, where they have performed on sax and clarinet as headlining performers in venues ranging from Jazz at Lincoln Center to the Blue Note. They’re graduates of Julliard who have four albums out as bandleaders, and many credits as collaborators. Their trio includes Alex Wintz on guitar, and before performing at the Wildish Theater in Springfield on Friday, October 30th, they stopped by the KLCC studios to play a few classics and talk about the healthy state of modern jazz. 

    Georgina Hayns is Creative Supervisor of Puppet Fabrication at LAIKA Animation Studio in Portland. At LAIKA, she has supervised puppet fabrication on the films ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Coraline; she’s also worked on other films including Mars Attacks! and the Oscar-nominated short Periwig Maker. She’ll give a presentation in the Hult Center’s Soreng Theater in Eugene on Saturday, October 31st in conjunction with the 2 p.m. screening of ParaNorman, as part of All Hallows Eugene.

Photo by Ashley Garmon

  Meera Subramanian is an independent journalist, Fulbright-Nehru scholar, and author of the book A River Runs Again, which tells the stories of ordinary people and micro-enterprises seeking to rescue India's natural world from crisis. It connects to the eight years Meera spent at Aprovecho Research Center in Cottage Grove, exploring a sustainable life. She returns to speak at the University of Oregon on Thursday, October 29th, and at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on Sunday evening, November 1st. She speaks with Eric Alan. 

Photo by Charles Knowles

The Oregon Multimedia Project will combine performance of new works for violin and piano with photographs of the Oregon landscapes that inspired the compositions, at Beall Hall on the UO campus on Tuesday evening, October 27th. The composers are recent UO graduates Benjamin Krause and J.M. Gerraughty, whose works will be performed by Wyatt True on violin and David Servias on piano. In addition, a violin sonata by Alex LaFollet will be performed without photography. Wyatt True joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios. 

Red Chamber, Live at KLCC

Oct 23, 2015
Photo by Ed Wolf

The University of Oregon World Music Series presents a performance by the quartet Red Chamber on Friday evening, October 23rd, in Beall Hall on the UO campus. Red Chamber blends the ancient traditions of Chinese plucked string repertoire with modern influences, from bluegrass to jazz fusion and global folk music.

For the past twenty-five years, the Sugar Beets have been one of this region’s most eclectic and popular bands, and they will be hosting a 25th anniversary Silver Ball at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene on Saturday, October 24th, as well as releasing an album of live material, called Live and 25.

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