Founder, Puppet Designer and Composer. Photo Meet The Michaels. Erik Sanko is best known as a fixture of the NYC downtown music scene, having recorded and toured with John Cale, Yoko Ono, Gavin Friday, Jim Carroll, James Chance and the Contortions among others as well as being a 16-year veteran of The Lounge Lizards and his own band, Skeleton Key. In 2006, his first complete puppet play, The Fortune Teller, debuted at HERE Arts Center in New York City. Erik released his second solo record in 15 years appropriately titled Puppet Boy. He has taught Puppetry and Performance and Biomimicry and Puppetry at Rhode Island School of Design and Puppetry/Object Manipulation at NYU and The New School. from Cooper Union and has been a closet puppet maker since childhood. SOLO ALBUM: puppet boy. Erik's puppets. CURRENT COLLABORATORS.
Erik Sanko is the leading light in the much admired Skeleton Key and was an original member of John Lurie's Lounge Lizards. He also helps out such luminaries as Yoko Ono, Danny Elfman and John Cale from time to time. But "Past Imperfect, Present Tense" is 100%, undiluted Sanko. He wrote, sang and played everything on the album.
Erik Sanko, New York, New York. This page is dedicated to the solo music of Erik Sanko. Dear Friends, On Friday March 25th I'll be releasing my first solo record, "Puppet Boy" in 15 years on Bandcamp. Sorry it took so long, I broke a guitar string in 2003 and lost my train of thought.
Track : I Dreamt I Was A Boat. Album : Puppet Boy. - - I Dreamt I Was A Boat by Erik Sanko from album Puppet Boy. Duration : 3 minutes & 1 seconds. Listener : 7 peoples.
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Erik Sanko release PUPPET BOY on Bandcamp. Posted on April 12, 2016 by Phantom Limb Company. Throughout MEMORY RINGS composer Erik Sanko will use music to illustrate the tactile world of the forest. The woods will have its own music vocabulary culled from field recordings of Bristlecone Pines and other indigenous flora and fauna of the Methuselah tree’s White Mountains. Working with former Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, Sanko will weave these sounds into an acoustic tapestry that accompanies the forest sequences.
Erik Sanko (born 27 September 1963) is a bass player from New York who has played in The Lounge Lizards and currently active in Skeleton Key. In the past he also worked with notable musicians including Marc Ribot, John Cale, Yoko Ono, Suzanne Vega, Jim Carroll, Gavin Friday, They Might Be Giants, The Melvins, James Chance and the Contortions, Danny Elfman, The Kronos Quartet and members of Enon and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.
|2||Lullaby To A Nightmare||2:48|
|3||A Long Time Ago||3:23|
|4||I Dreamt I Was A Boat||3:01|
|5||The Fisherman's Line||6:31|
|6||Bells Will Ring||3:58|
|7||The Beekeeper's Daughter||4:19|
|8||Ties Us Up Inside||3:50|
|9||Wake Me Awake||2:39|
|10||Boys Can Fall||7:22|
- Mixed By, Recorded By – Andy Green (tracks: 2, 5, 10)
- Recorded By – Anton Sanko (tracks: 4, 7)
Notes"This record would never have seen the light of day were it not for the tireless efforts and support of the most patient, loving, beautiful and brilliant person I've ever met - Jessica Grindstaff and our magical imp, Freya Rabbit.
In memorium: June Sanko"