Erik Drescher is a freelance flutist, performer and curator for contemporary music based in Berlin.
In addition to a very active international career as a solo performer, he has performed in many ensembles for contemporary music. He has premiered an enormous number of new pieces, the majority of which were also commissioned by him and dedicated to him.
He has been working with composers like Peter Ablinger, Maryanne Amacher, Antoine Beuger, Axel Dörner, Sabine Ercklentz, Julio Estrada, Dror Feiler, Friedrich Goldmann, Hauke Harder, Hanna Hartman, Adriana Hölszky, Nicolaus A. Huber, Jamilja Jazylbekova, Sven-Åke Johansson, Christian Kesten, Artur Kroschel, Bernhard Lang, Klaus Lang, Juseub Lim, Alvin Lucier, Michael Maierhof, Maximilian Marcoll, Chico Mello, André O. Möller, Andrea Neumann, Chris Newman, Phill Niblock, Ivo Nilsson, Helmut Oehring, Christoph Ogiermann, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri, Gérard Pape, Karen Power, Éliane Radigue, Uwe Rasch, Jaime Reis, Manuel Rocha Iturbide, Marc Sabat, Friedrich Schenker, Marcus Schmickler, Cornelius Schwehr, Martin Schüttler, Salvatore Sciarrino, Simon Steen-Andersen, Stefan Streich, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Kasper T. Toeplitz, Mauricio Valdes, Jennifer Walshe, Jeremy Woodruff, Lidia Zielińska.
A special focus in recent years has been his work around the glissando flute, a normal C-flute with a variable-lenght headjoint replacing the standard mouthpiece. He is the editor of “The Glissando Flute Collection Erik Drescher” (Verlag Neue Musik), a collection of solo works composed for the new instrument.