Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jul 2nd 2009 to Jul 12th 2009
  • FROM : USA

Composer, Bruno Louchouarn was born in France, raised in Mexico City and moved to America to work in film music. He studied artificial intelligence in Paris and obtained a Ph.D. in music composition at UCLA. He teaches music, multimedia, and cognitive science at Occidental College. Premieres of his new music have been performed at venues including UCLA’s Royce Hall, RedCat in Disney Hall, the Getty Center, and Juilliard. He has extensive film and commercial credits in both the United States and Mexico. His practice bridges music, film, and art installations, from the futuristic cantina music heard in the film Total Recall to live experimental multimedia performances, works for large orchestra and music for the theater.  His musical work is frequently informed by cognitive aspects of music, the structure of myths, and rhetoric.

Recent works include: It Happened One Night, chamber work with video, premiered by Ensemble Green. Images Surfacing, a ballet choreographed by Cydney Spohn at the University of Akron. ReTouR, music and video, premiered at RedCat in Disney Hall. Surf Orpheus, an innovative rock opera created with director/book writer, Corey Madden and choreographer, Jacques Heim, at UCSD and the Getty Villa. Original music for Agamemnon and directed by Stephen Wadsworth at the Getty, with Tyne Daly as Clytemnestra. Of Mice and Men, at the Pasadena Playhouse. Shekinah, at La MaMa, New York.