Dr. Lou Bunk


Lou Bunk Bio Photo


B.A., Music Theory and Composition, Central Conn. State University, New Britain, CT
M.A., Music Composition, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Ph.D. Music Composition and Theory, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Phone: (603) 899-4016

Courses Taught
  • Music Composition
  • Music Theory I - IV
  • Form and Analysis
  • Orchestration
  • Computer Music I and II
  • Advanced Computer Music Composition
  • History of Electronic Music
  • Recording Techniques
  • Advanced Recording Techniques
  • Senior Project in Music
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Contemporary Music Ensemble
  • Fundamentals of Music
  • Ear Training
  • Music in Our World
  • The Song: From Bach to Hip-hop
  • Audio Production (for Mass Comm.)
  • Sound Design (for Theatre)
  • Private Guitar Instruction
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Music Composition
  • Music Theory
  • Improvisation
  • Sound Design
  • Electronic Music 

Publications and Presentations

Winter Variations, for any instrument, included on Orlando Cela’s forthcoming CD of music for flute “Project Extended” (2017)
Frammenti Scelsi, for viola and voice, included on Wendy Richman’s forthcoming CD of music for viola and voice (2017/18)
Shadow on the White, Sixteen Cross Sections of Three Themes, Fortune, included on Collide-O-Scope Music’s forthcoming CD, Hanging Bell Records (2017)
Being and Becoming, for toy piano and electronics, included on “Shadow Piano”, Xenia Pestova’s, Innova (2013) 
Form-and-timbre: The BSC and the Boston Improvising Community, Book chapter in “Analytical and Cross-cultural Studies in World Music”, Oxford University Press (2011)
Luna, for alto saxophone and electronics, included on “Phantasm”, Eric Honour, PARMA (2011)
Flunk, percussion electronic improvisation duo, “Flunk N’ Ice”, YDLMIER (2010)
An Evolving State of Déjà Vu: Orbital Form in Morton Feldman’s The Viola in My Life (2), Dissertation (2008)
Etude: Being and Becoming, for xylophone, included in “Xylophone Collection”, The Percussion Arts Society (2010)
Etude: Being and Becoming, for snare drum, included in “Snare Drum Collection”, The Percussion Arts Society (2008)
Player Piano, for player piano, included on “The Player Piano Project”, Vera Ikon Productions (2007)

Professional Memberships

  • IRCAM Forum
  • SCI, Society of Composers Inc.
  • ICMC, International Computer Music Association
  • SEAMUS, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States

Conferences Attended

  • NYC Electronic Music Festival
  • New Music Gathering
  • Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the US
  • International Computer Music Conference


Grants Received

  • Make Music Boston, for Opensound to produce "John Cage in the Park", 2017
  • Somerville Arts Council Project Grant, for Opensound ‘16
  • Somerville Arts Council Artist Fellowship Grant, ‘15
  • Artist Fellowship Program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Finalist, ‘13


  • Manuscript Review, “Music Since 1989”, UCPress, 16’
  • Adjudicator, Project Extended, call for new works for flute, Orlando Cela, 15’
  • Adjudicator, Interactions, SEAMUS curated CD of music for instrument and electronics, ‘15
  • Adjudicator, ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission, ‘15
  • Adjudicator, INTER/actions, Bangor Univ., UK, ‘14
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Score Board, ’09 – 12’
  • Academic Standards Committee, Franklin Pierce University, ’08 - present (Chair ’11 – ‘14)
  • Somerville Arts Council, ‘04 – ‘11, (Chair ‘07 – ‘11)
  • Adjudicator, Local Cultural Council Music Grants, ’03, ’04, ’07