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Independent Composer
The Interstitial and Intertextual in My Music

Michelle Lou is a freelance bassist and composer. Her main interests lie in the realm of experimental new music, with recent projects that attempt to distort the perception of time and scale.

While at Radcliffe, Lou is working on a series of commissions for solo and small instrumental combinations, including pieces for ELISION Ensemble, Graeme Jennings, leise dröhnung, and Seth Josel. Many of these works explore electronic media and live-recorded playback through various resonant vessels, which create a kind of disembodied accompaniment and simultaneous sound sculpture.

Lou received a dual-degree BA in double bass performance and composition and a master’s in composition from the University of California, San Diego. Additionally, she studied in the master’s program at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, in Austria, through the Fulbright Program. She recently received her DMA in composition from Stanford University.

2013–2014 Radcliffe Institute Fellows

This information is accurate as of the fellowship year indicated for each fellow.
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