Erik Spangler, a.k.a. DJ Dubble8, is a composer and electronic musician living in Baltimore, Maryland. Engaged equally with ensemble improvisation, live sample-based mixing, hybrid electronica production, and notated chamber music, Spangler aims to dissolve cultural boundaries while drawing all corners of inspiration into cohesive sound images. Autobiographical audio artifacts, field recordings and found sounds share equal space with newly composed material.
Spangler’s compositions have been performed across the United States and internationally from Canada to China, by ensembles including the Atlantic Brass Quintet, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and International Contemporary Ensemble. Performances as a turntablist/electronic musician include collaborations with duYun, EAR Duo, Brian Sacawa, Mobtown Modern, jason.sloan, Out Of Your Head collective, Cornell Symphony Orchestra, and Ithaca College Percussion Ensemble. Music released on New Focus Recordings (Brian Sacawa, American Voices), Innova Recordings (duYun, Shark In You), and indie hip-hop label Nonsense Records (S.K.I.P., What They Never Told You).
Spangler holds degrees from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music (B.M., Music Composition) and Harvard University (Ph.D., Music Composition), and currently teaches sound classes as an adjunct faculty member of the Interactive Arts department at the Maryland Institute College of Art.