Louis Goldford

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Louis Goldford is a composer of acoustic and mixed music. Recent performances include those by the Talea Ensemble, Yarn/Wire, the JACK Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Modelo62, the Meitar Ensemble, and Rage Thormbones. In 2019 Louis completed his Cursus at IRCAM, supported by the Fulbright Commission in France. He was concurrently a Laureate in Music Composition and resident composer of the Cité internationale des arts in Paris. Upcoming and recent engagements include new works for Longleash, Fonema Consort, and residencies at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and the Académie Voix Nouvelles at Royaumont.

Louis’s works have been featured at numerous contemporary music festivals in the United States and Europe. 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. He has also performed as a saxophonist in Taiwan, Poland, and the United States. 

Louis is currently a Dean’s Fellow at Columbia University, where he studies with Georg Friedrich Haas, Zosha Di Castri, Brad Garton, George Lewis, and Fred Lerdahl. He is also currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Emerging Media at CUNY—New York College of Technology.

More info at www.louisgoldford.com.

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Real Time Electronics


Tell Me, How Is It That I Poisoned Your Soup? « Dîtes-moi, comment ai-je empoisonné votre soupe ? » for 12 instruments and electronics (2019)
The Fiction of Time Destroyed « Desbaratada la Ficción del Tiempo » for alto flute, bass clarinet, cello, and electronics (2015)

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Fixed Electronic Media


Audiendum Extimate for 2 pianos, 2 percussion and transduced electronic sound (2018)

String Quartet


Mémoire involontaire for string quartet (2017)

Pierrot Ensemble (fl, cl, vln, vlc, piano)


Uberrima Fides for alto flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (2015)

Symphony Orchestra


Uncanny Valley for large orchestra (2014)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Real Time Electronics


Travertine Hybrid #3 for violin and electronics (2014)
Giffen Good for trombone and electronics (2014)
Audiendum Extimate for 2 pianos, 2 percussion and transduced electronic sound (2018)
Giffen Good for trombone and electronics (2014)
Mémoire involontaire for string quartet (2017)
Tell Me, How Is It That I Poisoned Your Soup? « Dîtes-moi, comment ai-je empoisonné votre soupe ? » for 12 instruments and electronics (2019)
The Fiction of Time Destroyed « Desbaratada la Ficción del Tiempo » for alto flute, bass clarinet, cello, and electronics (2015)
Travertine Hybrid #3 for violin and electronics (2014)
Uberrima Fides for alto flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (2015)
Uncanny Valley for large orchestra (2014)