Eric Van der Wyk

The San Diego Comic Fest is proud to present Eric Van der Wyk (AKA King Tet®) performing on the Tenori-On in The Draco Tavern. The Tenori-on is an electronic musical instrument that was created by the Japanese artist and video-game designer Toshio Iwai and Yu Nishibori of the Music and Human Interface Group at the Yamaha Center for Advanced Sound Technology. Eric was the ninth person in the U.S. to obtain the Tenori-on, the name of which means “Sound in the palm of your hand.”

Eric is a former street-playing electric banjoist from San Francisco who composes and records dance, world beat, new age, jazz-blues music and environmental recordings in San Diego. Multi-talented, Eric plays banjo, acoustic & electric guitars, electric sitar, doumbek, djembe, Tenori-On and HandSonic. Eric studied Classical Indian music with Ali Akbar Khan, electronic music composition from Terry Riley and is a self-taught jazz-blues musician. The music of King Tet® is as diverse as its roots. (For more on Eric and the Tenori-On, including audio and video, visit and

(When Eric isn’t making music, he’s preserving it and making it available on today’s digital devices. He provides digitization services to transfer old reel-to-reel tapes, cassette tapes, and vinyl LPs to CDs and streamable digital files. For more information, visit his web site at and also his Facebook page at