“passionate and dramatically contoured music”
- The New York Times
The music of Lawrence Wilde is uninhibited, contemplative, and poetic. Wilde's works have been commissioned and performed by leading ensembles such as the Kronos Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, JACK Quartet, So Percussion, Tesla Quartet, Ensemble Mise-En, and ÆON Ensemble.
Wilde is a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University. He holds a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree from the Juilliard School and a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree from Princeton University. Wilde is an active singer/performer and plays the violin, guitar, and nyckelharpa, a traditional Swedish string instrument with sympathetic strings.
His artistic work and research interests include acoustic and electroacoustic composition, sonology, computer music, and sound art. Wilde employs a wide range of real-time audio programming languages such as SuperCollider, Max/MSP/Jitter, and ChucK.
Wilde has been a composition fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and the Bang On A Can Music Festival. His artistic work and research have been recognized by organizations such as the Fulbright Foundation, the Arts Council of England, Paul and Daisy Soros Founation, and the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and others. His works are published by SoundInk.
Wilde's mentors in composition include Sofia Gubaidulina, Louis Andriessen, Samuel Adler, Christopher Rouse, Steven Mackey, John Harbison, Julia Wolfe, Dan Trueman, David Lang, Dmitri Tymoczko, and Daniel Kellogg.
Wilde's compositions and sound installations have been presented at festivals and venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Centro Nacional de Difusion Musical, and others.
In addition to concert music, Wilde writes and produces songs in popular genres for his electronic music group Sensor Heads. Wilde also writes poetry and creates visual art.