Catching Up With Son Lux

October 12, 2012

Ryan Lott has kept busy lately, balancing his time between scoring for film, commissions, advertising work, and of course his music as Son Lux. Most notably is his recent work on the score for Looper, starring Bruce Willis, Joseph-Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt. In addition to designing and programming "virtual" instruments for the score, he was the orchestrator, assistant arranger, and pianist, and contributed one of his Son Lux tunes to the soundtrack.

In the spring, Ryan will premiere two hour-long works for dance in NYC. The first, for Stephen Petronio Company, is an electroacoustic work for The Young People's Chorus of NY and a multi-instrumentalist chamber ensemble comprised of members of Bon Iver and Son Lux. The second, for Gibney Dance, is another electroacoustic work for innovative string quartet ETHEL.

As his own musical endeavours, he's been collaborating with such artists as Sufjan Stevens, yMusic, Busdriver, Colin Stetson and Serengeti, in addition to currently working on his third full-length release.

Check out the Son Lux remix of Sufjan Stevens & Busdriver's "Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling" (from Sufjan's forthcoming Christmas box set Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10, out November 13 through Asthmatic Kitty), over here at Pitchfork.