Louis Goldford is a composer hailing from St. Louis. Recent performances include those by the JACK Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Modelo62, and the Meitar Ensemble. His works have recently been featured at June in Buffalo, International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), the Northwestern University New Music Conference (NUNC!), 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 Honorable Mentions from 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 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.