Phone: (603) 899-4016
Office: Cheney Hall, Rindge
Visual Performing Arts, Music
PhD Composition and Theory, Brandeis University
MA Composition, Washington University
Sound and silence are allies in the minimal yet intricate music of Lou Bunk. In both his acoustic and electro-acoustic music, timbre unfolds alongside harmony, while extended instrumental techniques, microtones, and a rejection of the virtuosic paints an alien and sometimes barren soundscape.
A native of the Connecticut suburbs, Lou’s earliest compositions were noise improvisations, and four-track collage experiments. Educated at Washington University and Brandeis University, he has studied music composition with such diverse composers as Eric Chasalow, Michael Tenzer, David Rakowski, Ladislav Kubik, Marty Boykan, and Yehudi Wyner. At Brandeis, he was Assistant Director of the Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio (2001-2003), and Director of the New Music Brandeis concert series for the 2002-2003 concert season.
Lou’s music is the recipient of several awards (SEAMUS Student Commission Competition, finalist, Irving Fine Fellowship for Music Composition, ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composers Award, finalist), and has been performed in dozens of venues, in the US and Europe; CCRMA, SEAMUS, June in Buffalo, The Computer Arts Festival in Padova, Italy, an American Composers series in Trossingen, Germany, and the Zeitgeist Gallery. “Luna” for Alto Sax and MAX/MSP will be performed several times in the US and in Turkey as part of an electronic music tour. This fall, “Being and Becoming”, for bass clarinet, will be performed in New York and Boston. Some
current projects include a microtonal chamber orchestra piece, a children's opera, and a series of works that use
Visit Lou Bunk's personal website: http://www.loubunk.com/
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