Photo by Zenith Richards

Photo by Zenith Richards


Founded by producer-composer Ryan Lott in 2007, Son Lux "works at the nexus of several rarely-overlapping Venn Diagrams" (Pitchfork). After his first record, At War With Walls and Mazes, NPR’s All Songs Considered declared him "Best New Artist" of 2008. Son Lux has released two LP's since, We Are Rising (2011) and Lanterns (2013), which All Music Guide describes as "nothing short of a miracle." With the recent additions to the band of guitarist-composer Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang, Son Lux is now a ferocious trio both live and on record. Son Lux's fourth album, Bones, released via Glassnote Records, was the first album documenting this new formation, and draws from the three members’ unique and omnivorous musical vernaculars. 

Few bands have built a more impressive and varied array of collaborators: Lorde, Beyoncé producer Boots, Woodkid, Sufjan Stevens, Matthew Dear, Busdriver, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vijay Iyer, Nico Muhly and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw. In addition, Son Lux has inspired other Platinum artists such as Halsey and Fallout Boy, who used significant samples of his music.

In addition to his work as Son Lux, Ryan Lott composes music for film, theater and dance. Film credits include arranging and programming for five major features, most notably The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014) and Paper Towns (2015), as well as the upcoming Mean Dreams, which premiered at Cannes and the Toronto Film Festival 2016.

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