Erik DeLuca

KNAU and Arizona News
9:53 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Composing with the Canyon

Composer Erik DeLuca strums a cigar box guitar at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Sierra Eckert

The last time you visited the Grand Canyon, what did you take away?

Photographs? An appreciation of natural beauty?

Certainly memories.

Composer Erik DeLuca is taking away sound.

As the Park's most recent artist in residence, DeLuca's using the sounds of the Grand Canyon to create music.

What do you hear when you go to the Grand Canyon?

Recent park visitors said, “You could hear the wind rustling.”

“It’s a nice peaceful silence.”

“A gentle breeze and/or silence.”

But to Erik DeLuca, the canyon is by no means quiet.

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