Louis Goldford

DMA Student in Composition

Louis Goldford is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music hailing from St. Louis. His recent performances include those by Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Modelo62, and the Meitar Ensemble. His works have recently been featured at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC '15 and '16), the Northwestern University New Music Conference, June in Buffalo, Contemporary Encounters with Meitar Ensemble and members of Ensemble Modern in Tel Aviv, and elsewhere. He was recently named the winner of the 2017 Suzhou (Chou's) International Commission Competition.

Louis has also performed and recorded as a saxophonist in Taiwan, where he founded the ensemble Flâneur Daguerre, having also performed in Poland and in the United States. He received an Honorable Mention from the 2015 American Composers Orchestra / Underwood New Music Readings, and in 2014 Louis was the recipient of a Dean’s Prize in Music Composition at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Louis was recently accepted into the Cursus program at IRCAM in Paris. Formerly he completed the Computer Music Workshop (Atelier d’informatique musicale) while studying at the IRCAM Académie and festival ManiFESTE.

The Fiction of Time Destroyed (2015) for ensemble + electronics

Giffen Good (2014) for trombone + live electronics

Degrees from Other Institutions: 
Music Composition
Webster University
Webster University
Music Composition
Indiana University