Lowell Gerard Fuchs (b. 1993, Atlanta) is a composer who currently resides in Greensboro, NC. An explorer of unique extramusical concepts, Lowell’s curiosity shepherds his compositions in various directions. From graphic art notation constructed from oil stains, to multimedia works conceived from theories in neuroscience on reality and consciousness, a fascination of human perception, social movements, and sense of community are the cornerstones to many of his compositions. Much of his works encompass a strong symbolic and programmatic undertone, often concerning community, politics and the human condition.
His recent works include, MAYA (commissioned by saxophonist Reese Burgan, VDAY Global Organization, and Lone Star College Montgomery - Houston, TX), People (commissioned by pianist James W. Iman, Pittsburgh, PA), and AMERICAN BEAUTY (commissioned by Bent Frequency, Atlanta, GA). Lowell is currently working on a multimedia work commissioned by Chamber Cartel (Atlanta, GA), a work for loadbang (NYC), and a series of quasi-improvised works that reanimate antique artifacts for musical purposes. His music has been heard at New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Atlanta’s SoundNOW Contemporary Classical Music Festival, Boston’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice, Charlotte New Music Festival, the XXII Festival Eduardo Mata in Oaxaca, Mexico, and elsewhere.
Currently, Lowell is working with the Charlotte New Music Festival as Production Manager while attending the University of North Carolina Greensboro for a Masters of Music in Music Composition. He holds a Teaching Assistant position and was awarded a Graduate Fellowship at UNCG. Lowell received his B.M. degree from Georgia State University and held a University Assistantship at GSU’s School of Music and was awarded Lucille Allen Memorial Scholarship (2013-2015). His principle composition teachers include Mark Engebretson (2016), Mischa Salkind-Pearl (16-17), Alejandro Rutty (2017), Robert Scott Thompson (2014-2015) and Brent Milam (2013-2014). He also studied closely with composer Nickitas Demos (2012-2015) and percussion professor Stuart Gerber (2011-2014). For more information, please visit lowellgerardfuchs.com.