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Biography

Lodewijk Vos is an award winning Music composer for film.  To date, he has worked on 12 feature films, 4 television series and over 30 short films.  Born in the Netherlands, Lodewijk’s musical career began as a guitarist and keyboard player.  He has shared the stage with the likes of Amos Lee, Interpol, N.E.R.D, and KRS-one. After working as an in-house music composer for MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon he moved to Toronto in 2009 to focus his career on film composing. In Toronto, Lodewijk started collaborating with local music composer Joseph Murray. Together, they worked on many projects under the name “Menalon”.

 

Lodewijk studied under Grammy Award winner Tom Elmhirst in Avignon, France in 2013. In 2014 he did the Slaight Music Residency at the Canadian Film Centre, a music residency chaired by Oscar winner Michael Danna. His efforts have been awarded with accolades such as Best Documentary Short (at Sundance) and Best Canadian Feature Documentary (at Hotdocs).

 

Lodewijk splits his time between Toronto, Los Angeles, and Bangkok.

Artist Statement

I am always looking for new instruments and sounds to study, sample, and work with. I constantly find myself recording one-of-a-kind instruments, objects, and or spaces around the world. 

Every instrument has it’s own voice, it’s own character.

Every string, player, room, train, car and door squeak has it’s own depth.

These are the seeds of my music. 

If you start with something original, you end up with something original. At a time when projects can start to sound similar, I am excited by unique perspectives, because I believe that every great story must have it’s own sonic identity. 

Whether it’s a live set, an interactive installation or a season of TV, I’m most inspired by the conversations, creative processes and the stories of the collaborators involved.

My passion is working with singular sounds, moments and voices.  My work thrives on a process fuelled by story, emotion, and collaboration. 

Whenever I can find the time to work on my own projects I make electronic based music and play live sets under the name LØ

I’d love to sit down and start to develop the sonic identity of your new work. 

I look forward to hearing you. 

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