Lodewijk Vos is an award-winning Music composer for film. To date, he has worked on many feature films and television series for networks like HBO, Starz, CBC, and VICE. 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, 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. Next to his solo work, Lodewijk works with close friend and long-time collaborator Joseph Murray 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. In 2019 he was part of Berlinale Talent at the Berlin Film Festival. His efforts have been awarded with accolades such as Best Documentary Short (at Sundance) and Best Canadian Feature Documentary (at Hotdocs).
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 its own voice, its own character.
Every string, player, room, train, car, and door squeak has its own depth.
These are the seeds of my music.
If you start with something original, you end up with something original.
I believe that every great story must have its 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 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