Eric Retterer is an Alaskan-born percussionist with a passion for the collaborative arts and contemporary music. He is a founding member of the Soundmark Project, and an alumnus of the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble, Open Score Ensemble, and Ensemble 64.8. He has served as a guest percussionist in Crossing 32nd Street and the Nief-Norf Project. Retterer’s performances across the United States and abroad have included events such as the Intermedia Festival, Piteå Percussion Repertoire Festival, Open Ears Festival, Big Ears Festival, and PASIC. He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree studying with Scott Deal and Morris Palter at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and is a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University under the guidance of J.B. Smith. Retterer currently serves as Director of Production for Nief-Norf and Term Instructor of Percussion at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.