Louis Goldford

DMA Student in Composition

Louis GOLDFORD is a composer of acoustic and mixed music whose works often draw inspiration from auditory illusion, transcription, and psychoanalysis. Recent performances include those by Yarn/Wire, the JACK QuartetEnsemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Modelo62, the Meitar Ensemble, the NOMOS Group, and Rage Thormbones. In 2019 Louis will complete his Cursus in computer music composition at IRCAM, supported by the Fulbright Commission in France. He is concurrently a Laureate in Music Composition and resident composer of the Cité internationale des arts in Paris. Upcoming engagements include new pieces for for LongleashFonema Consort, and the Talea Ensemble, a new commission for ASCAP/SEAMUS, and a new work for the 2019 ManiFESTE in Paris.

Louis was named the winner of the 2017 Suzhou (Chou’s) Composition Commission. His works have been featured at the Northwestern University New Music Conference (NUNC!2), the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2015/2016), June in BuffaloContemporary Encounters with Meitar Ensemble (CEME) and with members of Ensemble Modern in Tel Aviv, the Valencia International Performance Academy and Festival (VIPA) in Spain, the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States National Conference (SEAMUS), the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP) at New England Conservatory, the Composit New Music Festival in Italy, and the New York City Electro-Acoustic Music Festival(NYCEMF). Louis has also performed as a saxophonist in Taiwan, Poland, and the United States. His work Uncanny Valley (2014) for large orchestra was given Honorable Mentions at the 2017 Minnesota Orchestra Composers Institute and 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 Indiana University. Louis completed the Computer Music Workshop (Atelier d’informatique musicale) while studying at the IRCAM Académie and festival ManiFESTE. He was also a finalist in the 2013 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards for his Eric, Rising (2012) for orchestra.

Audiendum Extimate

Louis Goldford — Mémoire Involontaire [w/ score]

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