SPC PROJECTS: Like Lazarus Did (2013)
Son Lux grew up studying music and earned a Bachelor of Music at Indiana University. His debut recording, At War With Walls and Mazes, earned him the title of “Best New Artist” by NPR’s All Songs Considered. In 2011 he followed up this release with We Are Rising, which featured collaborations with chamber sextet yMusic, DM Stith, and Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond). In addition to his creative output as Son Lux, Lott has kept busy balancing his time between scores for films, commissions, and advertising work. In 2012, Son Lux joined forces with rapper Serengeti and indie music luminary Sufjan Stevens to release the EP Beak & Claw. This adds to his already long list of high profile collaborators such as Beans (AntiPop Consortium), Richard Perry (Arcade Fire), Busdriver, Colin Stetson (Bon Iver), and Peter Silberman (The Antlers). He also contributed brass and wind arrangements to the These New Puritans’ album Hidden, NME’s 2010 Album of the Year. His arranging credits include several feature films, most notably, the score for Looper (2012). 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 songs to the soundtrack. Ryan is currently working on his third full-length Son Lux release, and composing the score for the forthcoming film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. In addition to his score for Petronio’s work Like Lazarus Did, Lott has created scores for three of Petronio’s commissioned works for other companies: Ballet de Lorraine, National Dance Company Wales, and OtherShore.