Counting on Downstairs

Music - Experimental Fredericton, NB

Having started with an interest in creating soundscapes to support poetry readings, Eric Hill eventually pursued experimental music as its own discipline. Counting on Downstairs mixes ambient music with environmental recordings to create a kind of layered narrative in sound. His radio show / podcast, Surgery Radio, which he has produced since 1999, acts as the central node for a variety of pursuits, such as programming the Surgery Series live performances in Fredericton, and the Patient Records label which has released his own music and also albums by Dennis Goodwin, Union Suit, DenMother, Women of the Pore, Gaudeamas and others. He has also produced scores for short films and theatrical productions.