Luke is honored to be a Sundance Composer Lab fellow.
Luke Rothschild is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who creates scores for film, television, dance and theater. He has written feature film scores for HBO Documentary Films, Sony Pictures, and several award winning independent films. His inspiration draws from an extensive background in music, fine art, and performance. He is also an internationally celebrated inventor of musical instruments and sonic sculptures that range in scale from a few inches to 800 feet. From the amphitheaters of Singapore to the expansive outdoor quads of The Getty Museum, Luke’s unconventional and stunning work moves people beyond the traditional into the extraordinary, transforming the way they experience space, architecture and sound.
Luke performs with String Theory, the LA based performance and music production ensemble that he co-founded in 2002. String Theory creates giant Harp installations and performances in southern California, the US, and abroad to critical acclaim. Luke designs and constructs all of the sculptural resonators, as well as the long-string architectural installations that are at the heart of the String Theory sound and performance experience. Luke’s work with String Theory and as a solo entity has led to client relationships with the likes of Showtime, Walt Disney Imagineering, HBO, The Sundance Channel, Mercedes-Benz, Qualcomm, Volkswagen, and Warner Music Group among others.
Always drawn to creative endeavors, Luke focused his studies on music and fine art early in his career. After graduating from The Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, Luke received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he nurtured a multidisciplinary approach to integrating sonic and sculptural mediums. This led to the development of sculptural resonators and invented instruments, which in tandem with his ear for compelling composition, opened the doors to more than two decades of collaboration with many talented artists, performers and directors. (see filmography).