ERIKA DUKE-KIRKPATRICK is an active soloist, chamber musician, and specialist in contemporary music. She has performed world and local premieres of solo and chamber works throughout the U.S. and Europe, including the Los Angeles Olympic Festival, the Computer Music Festival in Zurich, the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, and the San Francisco Symphony's New and Unusual Music series. She recently recorded Elliott Carter's Enchanted Preludes, a work written for her and flutist Dorothy Stone. She has toured with Joan LaBarbara and Morton Subotnick since 1981. Jacob's Room, on Wergo Records, marks her fourth appearance in recordings of Mr. Subotnick's music. She is a founding member of the California E.A.R. Unit, a Los Angeles-based new music ensemble, with whom she tours throughout the U.S. and Europe. She has also given master classes and recitals under the auspices of the U.S.I.A. Arts America Program in Central and South America. A native of Los Angeles, her principal studies were with Cesare Pascarella, and she has been coached by Mischa Schneider, William Pleeth, and Pierre Fournier.