Louis Goldford (United States, 1983) is a composer whose works often draw inspiration from auditory illusion, transcription, and psychoanalysis. Recent performances include those by the JACK Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Modelo62, the Meitar Ensemble, Rage Thormbones, and Yarn/Wire. Louis was recently named the winner of the 2017 Suzhou (Chou’s) Composition Commission in China. His works have been featured at numerous contemporary music festivals in Europe and North America, including the International Computer Music Conference and June in Buffalo. Louis has also performed as a saxophonist and as an electronic musician in Taiwan, Poland, and the United States. His Uncanny Valley (2014) for orchestra was given Honorable Mentions at the 2017 Minnesota Orchestra Composers Institute and the 2015 American Composers Orchestra / Underwood New Music Readings. Louis is currently a Dean’s Fellow at Columbia University, where he studies with Georg Friedrich Haas, Zosha Di Castri, George Lewis, Brad Garton, and Fred Lerdahl.
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