Resident Composer Spotlight: Pascal Le Boeuf

Pascal Le Boeuf is one of eight Resident Composers selected for the 2022 Mizzou International Composers Festival from a total of 532 applicants from 49 countries.

Pascal Le Boeuf       Photo credit: Shervin Lainez

Described as “sleek, new” and “hyper-fluent” by the New York Times, Pascal Le Boeuf is a Grammy-nominated composer, jazz pianist, and electronic artist whose works range from modern improvised music to hybridizing chamber music with production-based technology. Recent projects include commercial recordings and videos with JACK Quartet, Friction Quartet, Nu Deco Ensemble, Akropolis Reed Quintet, Christian Euman, Hub New Music, Barbora Kolářová, Shattered Glass, Todd Reynolds, Sara Caswell, Jessica Meyer, Nick Photinos, Four/Ten Media, Bec Plexus featuring Ian Chang (of Son Lux), Dayna Stephens, Justin Brown, JiHye Jung, and Jamie Lidell.


As a keyboardist, Le Boeuf performed as support for D’Angelo’s Black Messiah US tour and Clean Bandit’s Rather Be tour with Australian pop artist Meg Mac. He actively performs and records with Le Boeuf Brothers, Friction Quartet, Allan Harris, and his piano trio “Pascal’s Triangle,” featuring bassist Linda May Han Oh, and drummer Justin Brown.

As a producer, he has worked with a range of artists including Annika Socolofsky, Anna Pidgorna, Jenny Beck, Alyssa Weinberg, Gabriella Smith, Gabriel Cabezas, Barbora Kolářová, Hub New Music, Nick Photinos, and Iarla Ó Lionáird.

Le Boeuf is currently an Assistant Professor of Practice in Music and Technology at the Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music in Nashville, Tennessee, and a Harold W. Dodds Honorific Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in music composition at Princeton University.

For the MICF, he has written a new work, Imprints (2022), which will have its world premiere July 30 at 7:30 pm at the Missouri Theater. The concert will feature Alarm Will Sound playing world premiere performances by all eight Resident Composers.

You can hear samples of Le Boeuf’s music on his website.