Lou Bunk Composer

Lou Bunk (b. 1972) is an American composer and improviser inspired by many forms of avant-garde artistic expression. His sonically rich and intricate music investigates sound and silence through extended instrumental techniques, microtones, amplified found objects, electronics, and generative approaches to texture and form.

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Recent Projects

Collide-O-Scope Music, I co-direct this NYC based new music ensemble.

Opensound, a concert series I produce in Somerville MA.

All the Things (2016). Here is the score to my new composition for violin and piano to be premiered by Collide-O-Scope Music in Spring 2017.

Three recent compostions: (scores and recordings)
A Shadow on the White, for two pianos (2014),
Fortune, for mixed quintet (2014)
Cut (Feat K.Kirchoff) for fixed elecectroniocs (2013)

Being and Becoming, for Toy Piano and Electronics is inlcuded on Xenia Pestova's Innova release here.

Form-and-timbre: The BSC and the Boston Improvising Community, A chapter I wrote for the book “Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music”, Oxford University Press (2011) Avaialble on Amazon.

Styrofoam-o-phone, a homemade instrument made of bowed Styrofoam, cardboard and metal. Here is a video of a set at 119 Gallery from Dec. 2013.

Grizzler, a large improvising ensemble, directed by Dave Gross. Here is a short video.

Star of Love, Steve Kveton and I are working on a children's picture book based on our opera for children. Here are some demo recordings.


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updated 11/10/15