Oleksa Lozowchuk

Composer, Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist

2017

lozowchuk's score for The Prince premieres

Lozowchuk's emotional score for Patrick Sabongui (Homeland, 300) and first time director, Kyra Zagorsky's (Helix, Continuum) short film, The Prince, will premiere at the Crazy 8s film festival on February 25th, 2017 .  A young dancer and her uncle struggle with what it means to be Middle-Eastern/Canadian in a post 9/11 world after being victims of a violent assault on public transit.  The film bounces back and forth between an impassioned young girl performing a dramatic interpretive dance, and a young man struggling with a life-changing career decision.

acg in-depth interview with lozowchuk

ACG's Karak interviews Oleksa Lozowchuk about his work on Dead Rising 4.  They discuss career path, creative flow, horror stories and lessons about making music for the intense world of AAA game development.

2017 G.A.N.G. nomination for lozowchuk

Lozowchuk's big band Sinatra-esque Christmas anthem 'Oh Willamette', from the Dead Rising 4 soundtrack, was nominated for Best Original Vocal Song - Pop at the 15th Annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards.  This is Lozowchuk's 4th nomination for a G.A.N.G. award.  Take a listen to the original penned by Lozowchuk and performed by crooner Douglas Roegiers.

 

Kate Remington on NPR interviews Lozowchuk

As the lead composer for Dead Rising 4Oleksa Lozowchuk was responsible for writing the soundtrack that fleshed out the town of Willamette, Colorado, site of a massive zombie outbreak, just as the Christmas season begins. Altogether, Oleksa estimates he and the team wrote over 12 hours of music, including the diagetic music for the story, as well as creating two radio stations: one of Americana, and one for Christmas favorites. 

In our conversation, Oleksa explains that the first step was creating an incredibly sophisticated engine to choose music for whatever the player and the zombies (!) are doing.

Writing music not just for the story line of Dead Rising, but also creating playlists for two radio stations was a fun challenge – one Oleksa compared to being a chef, whipping up a multi-course dinner for a crowd one moment, and snacks to take a break in the next. 

When he's not writing music for games, Oleksa feeds his soul composing concert music, as you can hear in his album, Bright Sadness.

Lozowchuk helps score Zagorsky's 'The Prince'

Lozowchuk is helping score producer Patrick Sabongui (Homeland, 300) and first time director, Kyra Zagorsky's (Helix, Continuum) short film, The Prince, one of the 2017 top 6 shorts to be produced at the Crazy 8s film festival.  A young dancer and her uncle struggle with what it means to be Middle-Eastern/Canadian in a post 9/11 world after being victims of a violent assault on public transit.  The film bounces back and forth between an impassioned young girl performing a dramatic interpretive dance, and a young man struggling with a life-changing career decision.

2016

The daily dead interviews lozowchuk

The Daily Dead interviews Lozowchuk about scoring both films and video games for the Dead Rising franchise.  Lozowchuk describes how he injects both holiday cheer and fear into the musical material for the latest project, Dead Rising 4.  Check out the interview here.

THE SOUND ARCHITECT interviews lozowchuk

Sam Hughes from the UK's The Sound Architect interviews Lozowchuk about the music for Dead Rising 4.  Lozowchuk goes into greater detail about how many of the music features were created and implemented in the game.  Check out the interview here.

Emily reese interviews Lozowchuk on Dr4

The Dead Rising series has turned into Oleksa Lozowchuk's musical playground, full of original songs, orchestral tracks, guest performers and experimental goodness.

Accordingly, there is a lot of music in this episode, which covers the several hours of soundtrack and score to Dead Rising 4. It's always a pleasure to talk with Oleksa! Listen here.

DEAD RISING 4 SOUNDTRACK COMPOSED and PRODUCED BY LOZOWCHUK

Lozowchuk scored Capcom's Dead Rising 4 videogame, a Microsoft XBOX One and Win10 title released on Dec.6, 2016.  TheDead Rising 4 Original Soundtrack features four and a half hours of original score composed and produced by Canadian Academy Award nominee Oleksa Lozowchuk ( Dead Rising WatchtowerDead Rising 3Dead Rising® 2Dead Rising® 2: Off The RecordDead Rising® 2: Case ZeroDead Rising® 2: Case West) including additional music by various artists such as Traz Damji, Boris Salchow, Jamie Christopherson, Robert Elhai, Stu Goldberg, Kevin Doucette, Melissa Kaplan, the Braxton Cook Quartet, Dominic and Rachael Davis and Jon Hassell. The soundtrack features all original music written for orchestra, string ensembles, big band, jazz combos, crooners, country duos, Americana roots/bluegrass bands and much more...

" Dead Rising 4's soundtrack is best described as - atonal zombie action meets Classic Christmas in the Midwest," said Oleksa Lozowchuk,  Dead Rising 4composer and soundtrack producer. "Our hero, Frank West, returns to Willamette, Colorado this holiday season, amidst a glorious cacophony of Americana, swooning sounds of Christmas cheer, and pure orchestral horror bliss." The soundtrack was mastered by David Travers-Smith, and was released by Sumthing Else Music Works on December 2, 2016.

 http://www.sumthing.com/p/dead-rising-4/

LOZOWCHUK SCORES SHORT MADE FOR DISNEY

Lozowchuk teamed up again with writer/director Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein, to score the recent short film 'Trunk', commissioned by the Disney Channel.  Two brothers discover a trunk that can transform toys into real life people.  Lozowchuk previously worked with Lipovsky on Legendary Pictures digital feature: Dead Rising: Watchtower.  View the full 14+ minute film at the official Disney Channel.  http://www.disneychannel.com

LOZOWCHUK SCULPTS SOUNDS for NETFLIX film

Lozowchuk helped sculpt musical sound design for fellow composer Kevin Lax, on a recent Netflix film 'Burning Sands', directed by Gerard McMurray. Lozowchuk created an edgy palette of musical sounds based on recordings of human and organic materials.  The film is set to release later in 2016.

lozowchuk scores robbie Williams

Lozowchuk teamed up with the very talented composer Boris Salchow to score secret agent Robbie Williams' latest ad 'The Quest' for the new Café Royal campaign 'In The Service of Good Taste'.  Director: Marc Schoelermann. Ad Agency: Serviceplan Suisse. Production Company: Markenfilm.

academy nominates lozowchuk for 2016 csa

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television nominated Lozowchuk for his compelling musical score on the feature documentary SOL at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. The score was nominated for Best Original Music for a Non-Fiction Program or Series. Congratulations also to Marie-Hélène Cousineau, and the rest of the team on receiving 4 other CSA nominations for SOL. Listen to SOL's main theme.

25th anniversary WNMF features lozowchuk

The internationally recognized Winnipeg New Music Festival is celebrating its 25th year anniversary in 2016, and is featuring the music of Lozowchuk. Lozowchuk's rich and ornate choral work 'Waters of Rest', written for 13 voices, will be performed by Polycoro, as part of the concert program: 'Invitation to Silence'.  Over the years, the WNMF has featured distinguished composers such as Arvo Pärt, Gavin Bryars, Steve Reich, John Corigliano and John Adams.

lozowchuk's music IN TRAVOLTA'S LATEST FILM

Lozowchuk's 'Can You Handle Me' is featured in I Am Wrathan upcoming American action thriller film directed by Chuck Russell and written by Yvan Gauthier and Paul Sloan. The film stars John Travolta, Christopher Meloni, Amanda Schull, Rebecca De Mornay, Sam Trammell and Luis Da Silva. John Travolta plays Stanley, a man who takes matters into his own hands when he discovers a plot of police corruption after his wife is murdered.  The film is due for release in 2016.

2015

Quebec Symphony Celli perform Lozowchuk

The Quebec Symphony cello section performed an arrangement for 8 celli of 'Joy Of All Sorrow' from Lozowchuk's chamber suite 'Bright Sadness', on October 21, 2015 in Quebec City.

lozowchuK owner/partner of Interleave

Lozowchuk is the co-owner/creative partner of a new production studio - Interleave. Interleave is a 360 full-service production company based in Vancouver, Canada.  We specialize in visual effects, next-gen media content, live-action production for both feature film & advertising, and full audio-post production.  While producing our own original IP, we also work with studios, ad agencies, publishers and individual clients to create world-class content for all markets.

Check out our Facebook page for all the latest updates on projects we're working on at Interleave.

POLYCORO performs Lozowchuk

The new Manitoban choral ensemble Polycoro recently performed Lozowchuk's choral work Waters of Rest, written for 13 voices.  Listen to the concert recording here.

rogue season 3 premieres June 24, 2015

Lozowchuk scored additional music for Season 3 of DirecTV's television series 'Rogue' starring Thandie Newton and Cole Hauser which premieres Wednesday, June 24 at 9pm ET/PT on DIRECTV’s AUDIENCE®, channel 239.  Watch the series trailer.    

VGMO In depth interview with lozowchuk

In his most in-depth interview to date, Lozowchuk recalls his journey towards becoming a musician. He reflects on his music for the Dead Rising series, including the AGMA-winning Dead Rising 3 and the recently-released feature film Dead Rising: Watchtower, while introducing listeners to some incredibly emotional pieces from his film and classical repertoires. This interview is supplemented with various music clips, including exclusive samples from the films Watchtower and SOL. Read the interview here.

The brag interviews lozowchuk

Lozowchuk's alma mater's alumni magazine, the Campion Brag, recently interviewed Lozowchuk about his career and the art of writing for media and the concert stage.  Read the interview here.

Lozowchuk scores Dead rising: Watchtower

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Lozowchuk scored and music supervised Legendary Pictures latest feature 'Dead Rising: Watchtower', premiering on Crackle (Sony's streaming platform) this coming March 27, 2015.  The film was directed by Zach Lipovsky, and features stars Jesse MetcalfeMeghan Ory (Dark House), Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street), Virginia Madsen (The Number 23) and Dennis Haysbert (24). The soundtrack features over 100+ minutes of original score, and songs.

2014

SOL screening at TIFF Top 10 Film Festival

Lozowchuk scored Marie-Helene Cousineau's latest feature film 'SOL', which was also selected for the Toronto International Film Festival's 'Canada's Top Ten Film Festival'.  The film will be screening on January 4th, 2015, at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. 

SOL wins grand prize for best canadian feature

Lozowchuk score for Marie-Helene Cousineau's recent film 'SOL', has been very well received. The film continues to have a powerful impact on audiences, and was recently awarded the Grand Prize for Best Canadian Feature at RIDM.

Lozowchuk MAKES 1st round Grammy Ballot

Oleksa Lozowchuk has 4 nominations for consideration on the first round ballots of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. 

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

DEAD RISING 3

SUPER DEAD RISING 3 ARCADE REMIX

Best Song Written For Visual Media

PLEASE REMEMBER MY NAME (DR3 THEME)

HADOKEN

Final nominees will be announced on Dec.5th, 2014.

MPR's EMILY REESE interviews Lozowchuk

Minnesota Public Radio host Emily Reese interviews Lozowchuk on Episode #207 of her series 'Top Score'.  "Best known in the video game world for scoring the humorous and addicting Dead Rising 3, Oleksa Lozowchuk is a fascinating man with a deeply genuine love of music. Lozowchuk provided Top Score with one of the longest interviews we’ve ever had the pleasure of conducting. Enjoy some samples of his work, and hear him describe his start and what music means to him."

 

SOL Premieres October 24th - IMAGINENATIVE Festival

Lozowchuk's latest score for Marie-Helene Cousineau's feature documentary 'SOL' will have its world premiere in Toronto, on October 24th, 2014, at the IMAGINENATIVE Film Festival.  The 75 minute film features over an hour of original score by Lozowchuk.

Classical MPR's @TopScorePodcast previews Lozowchuk's music

Host Emily Reese, recently gave a short preview of some of the composers' work on Top Score.  http://tinyurl.com/phfbplo.  "I'm new to Lozowchuk's music, and I absolutely love it. He has a way with a song, and writes terrific instrumental music as well," said Reese, who will be also be moderating the composer panel.

Lozowchuk at PAX Prime 2014 composer panel “Maestros of Video Games” 

Lozowchuk will be speaking at The "Maestros of Video Games" panel at PAX Prime 2014 in Seattle on August 30th, 2014.  Moderated by Emily Reese, host and producer of Minnesota Public Radio’s “Top Score” podcast, attendees will receive a complimentary soundtrack sampler courtesy of premier video game soundtrack label Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com. The panel will be followed by a Meet & Greet / Signing Session – details to be announced.

Lozowchuk scoring feature length documentary 'SOL'

Lozowchuk has begun scoring the feature length documentary 'SOL' for director Marie-Hélène Cousineau (Uvanga, Before Tomorrow).   The film explores around the issues of suicide in the North, and will air on Super Channel in 2015.

Super DR3 Soundtrack released on Sumthing Else

Lozowchuk's latest score for Super Ultra Dead Rising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α is now available for free at Sumthing Else Music Works.  The soundtrack was produced by Lozowchuk, and features 35 original tracks, including works by and collaborations with Kenichi Yoshida and Hayate (Yoshida Bros), Pharaoh from the Beach, Damian Taylor (Bjork), Stu Goldberg (Mihavishnu Orchestra), QUAZR, SKY 13, Traz Damji, John Luongo, Steve Moore (Zombi), and Bruce Forat.

Game Music Online reviews Lozowchuk's DR3 Soundtrack

4.7 out of 5 stars *****  http://www.vgmonline.net/deadrising3/

‘Rogue’ Season 2 Premiere May 28, 2014

Lozowchuk scored additional music on 10 episodes of Season 2 of DirecTV's television series 'Rogue'.

Lozowchuk wins AGMA for Best Soundtrack - Contemporary/Alternative

Lozowchuk's Dead Rising 3 Soundtrack won Best Soundtrack - Contemporary/Alternative at the 2013 Annual Game Music Awards.  The soundtrack was also the runner up for Best Album - Soundtrack CD.  The soundtrack was nominated for a total of 5 categories:

Best Soundtrack - Contemporary/Alternative

Outstanding Contribution - Breakthrough Artist

Outstanding Achievement - Licensed & Diegetic Music

Outstanding Achievement - Vocal Theme (Please Remember My Name)

Best Album - Soundtrack CD

3 G.A.N.G. award nominations for Lozowchuk's DR3 Soundtrack

gang awards 2014

Lozowchuk's Dead Rising 3 soundtrack was nominated for three awards at the 12th annual G.A.N.G. awards at this year's Game Developer's Conference:

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL – CHORAL for 'Du Bist Mein'

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL – POP for 'Please Remember My Name'

BEST USE OF LICENSED MUSIC

CBC Music profiles Lozowchuk and his latest soundtrack

http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2014/2/Music-for-zombies-meet-the-man-behind-the-soundtrack-of-Dead-Rising-3

Lozowchuk scores promo for international NPO 'One Sight'

Lozowchuk composing additional music for Season 2 of 'ROGUE'

Lozowchuk is scoring additional music for Season 2 of DirecTV's television series 'Rogue', helping out main series and fellow composer, Jeff Toyne.

2013

Lozowchuk's music featured in McDonald's national TV ad

Lozowchuk's track 'Please Remember My Name' was featured in a recent McDonald's national TV ad.  http://www.ispot.tv/ad/76fY/mcdonalds-zombies

Dead Rising 3 Soundtrack review

Check out Lozowchuk's latest soundtrack album review by Fearnet.com.

 

http://www.fearnet.com/news/review/dead-rising-3-game-soundtrack-%E2%80%93-album-review

Dead Rising 3 Soundtrack composed and produced by Lozowchuk

Lozowchuk scored Capcom's Dead Rising 3 videogame, a Microsoft exclusive launch title for the XBOX One coming out on Nov.22, 2013.  The complete soundtrack includes 99 tracks and over 5 hours of music from the game, and features original music by Lozowchuk, Traz Damji, Brian Reitzell, Sascha Dykician, Celldweller, Jeremy and Julian Soule, Dave Genn, Ashtar Command, and more.  The soundtrack was mastered by Bob Lanzner (Technovoice) and is being released by Sumthing Else Music Workson November 19, 2013.

 http://www.sumthing.com/p/dead-rising-3/

Dead Rising 3 revealed as exclusive launch title for Microsoft's XBOX One

Lozowchuk composed and produced the soundtrack for the Capcom/Microsoft AAA title 'Dead Rising 3' to be released this holiday season on Microsoft's new console XBOX One.  Many great composers and artists were involved again...More information will be revealed closer to the launch of the title.

www.xbox.com/en-CA/xbox-one/games/dead-rising-3

DirecTV series premiere 'Rogue' features additional music by Lozowchuk

Lozowchuk scored additional music for 4 episodes of DirecTV's original series 'Rogue' - helping out main series and fellow composer, Jeff Toyne.

Rogue centers on a morally and emotionally conflicted cop, Grace (Thandie Newton), who is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son’s death. Grace’s search for the truth is further complicated by her forbidden relationship with the crime boss who may have played a role in the crime.

The 10 part series debuted on April 3, 2013.

2012

Swedish Broadcasting Network TV series 'Krig för Fred' co-scored by Lozowchuk

Lozowchuk teamed up with fellow composer Jeremy Soule, to score the 6 x 1 hour TV documentary series 'War for Peace', which explores Sweden's role in the war in Afghanistan.  Lozowchuk scored episodes 4-6.

2011

World premiere of Lozowchuk 'Waters of Rest' broadcast on CBC/Radio-Canada

 

Lozowchuk's new choral work for 13 voices, had its world premiere in Montreal by award winning early music ensemble SMAM (Le Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montreal) on June 5, 2011.  The recording was later broadcast on the national broadcasting station CBC, and on Espace Musique.

 

Dead Rising 2: Off The Record Soundtrack composed and produced by Lozowchuk

Lozowchuk scored Capcom's DR2: OTR game, released in October 2011.  The score features new music by Lozowchuk, The Humble Brothers, and Jeremy and Julian Soule.  T It also features a new main end credit theme song 'His Name's Frank' co-written/co-produced by Lozowchuk and rap artist 'Lifeseeker'. The official 'Frank Backstory/Missing Years' trailer also featured the original song 'Halfway Dead' written and performed by Lozowchuk, and co-produced with Brad McGiveron.  The official soundtrack was mastered by Bob Lanzner (Technovoice) and released as part of a special game pre-order deal through Amazon.com. 

 

2010

 

Dead Rising 2 Official Soundtrack produced by Lozowchuk released

 

The official soundtrack for Capcom’s Dead Rising 2 game was released on November 16th, 2010. The soundtrack features over 145 minutes of original music composed by Oleksa Lozowchuk, The Humble Brothers, and Jeremy and Julian Soule. It also features the main end credit theme song ‘Kill the Sound’, a track co-written/co-produced by Lozowchuk and Klayton (known as the artist Celldweller), with additional vocals by the Humble Brothers. The double CD set was mastered by Tom Baker (Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Ray Charles) at Precision Mastering. Both the digital download and the subsequent double CD set were released and distributed by Nile Rodger’s music label, Sumthing Else Music Works.

 

Lozowchuk scores and produces music for Capcom’s Dead Rising 2: Case Zero

 

Oleksa Lozowchuk composed and produced the music for Capcom’s XBLA release ‘Dead Rising 2: Case Zero’. Lozowchuk collaborated with the Humble Brothers and the Soule brothers (Jeremy/Julian) on the prologue to the main sequel, which has received quite a bit of attention. As an Xbox Live release, DR2: Case Zero sold over 500,000 units within the first two weeks of sale. The release also features a licensed track by Celldweller.

 

SMAM early music vocal ensemble commissions Lozowchuk

 

 Le Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montreal has commissioned Oleksa Lozowchuk to compose a new work for 13 voices to be premiered in Montreal on June 5, 2011 as part of their concert series ‘Tavener and Taverner’. “Praised for its "rich-textured, vibrant sound” and "hypnotic beauty”, the Studio de musique ancienne de Montreal has established a reputation as Montreal's finest early music vocal ensemble.”

 

Lozowchuk now represented for Film and TV scoring by the Max Steiner Agency

 

Lozowchuk scores additional music for MOW ‘Who is Clark Rockefeller?’

 

Oleksa Lozowchuk scored additional music and provided music programming for Sony Pictures Television Movie of the Week ‘Who is Clark Rockefeller?’, starring Eric McCormack (Will and Grace). It was premiered on March 13, 2010 on Lifetime Television.

 

Lozowchuk scores additional music for Lifetime MOW ‘Taken In Broad Daylight’

 

Oleksa Lozowchuk scored additional music and provided music programming for Lifetime Movie Network’s ‘Taken In Broad Daylight’: The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her captor, engineering her own rescue and negotiating her safe release after 6 days of hell. The movie premiered on February 15, 2009.

 

Lozowchuk produces soundtrack for 2K’s MLB Front Office Manager

 

Oleksa Lozowchuk composed, produced and remixed the ambient ‘right brain’ soundtrack to 2K Sports’ ‘MLB Front Office Manager’.  The soundtrack features over 2 hours of original music by Lozowchuk, Roberto Lopez (Columbia), Dimitri Soukonnov (Montreal) and Jeff Toyne (LA/Vancouver).

 

World Premiere of Lozowchuk’s Polyelei & Kalyno-Malyno take place in Saskatoon

 

The Lastiwka Ukrainian Orthodox Folk Choir and Ensemble will be premiering Lozowchuk’s latest works  and on October 4th, 2008, at TCU Place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The works are set for SSAATTBB and folk orchestra (string quintet, dulcimer, sopilka, accordian, domra and percussion) and will be performed by the 60+ member choir and ensemble, as well as dancing by the Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble.

 

World Premiere of Lozowchuk’s Yπεραγία(‘Iperaghia’)takes place in Montreal

 

Soprano Kami Lofgren will be premiering Lozowchuk’s latest work Yπεραγία on December 13, 2007, at Redpath Hall in Montreal, Canada. The work is for soprano, baroque violin and baroque cello, and is a setting in ancient Greek of a text from the Small Paraklesis Service of the Eastern Orthodox Church, in honour of the Dormition of the Mother of God.

 

Lozowchuk scores music for TV series ‘La Vie Apres La Mort’ - 2007

 

Oleksa Lozowchuk scored music for the TV documentary series ‘La Vie Apres La Mort’ (aka. Life after Death). “The documentary series brings us to life’s limit to make us discover unsettling near-death experiences and unexplained phenomena surrounding the other side.” The series was produced for Astral Media and is being broadcast on Canal D.

 

World Premiere of Lozowchuk’s ‘La Rencontre’ at Soundstreams Canada ‘ Marimba Madness’

 

Three marimba superstars launch Soundstreams Canada’s Cool Drummings International Percussion Festival and Conference with a concert entitled ‘Marimba Madness’, taking place this May 22, 2007 in Toronto, Canada. Anne-Julie Caron, Beverley Johnston, Kuniko Kato, along with 3 Taiko Drummers, will dazzle in music from four continents. The concert will also be recorded by CBC Radio Two for future broadcast on Canada Live and The Signal.

 

World Premiere Recording of Lozowchuk’s ‘La Rencontre’ – Spring 2007

 

The world premiere recording of Lozowchuk’s ‘La Rencontre’ for solo marimba, will be performed by Adam’s artist, Anne-Julie Caron. The work was commissioned by Caron to be featured on her debut CD, to be released on the Austrian label, Classic Concert Records. The recording will also feature works by composers such as Astor Piazolla. The recording is slated to be released during the fall of 2007.

 

Pigeons International’s ‘The Earth Trilogy’ features Lozowchuk’s music

 

Oleksa Lozowchuk’s music was featured in internationally-renown dance/theatre company Pigeons International’s recent dance trilogy ‘La Trilogie de la Terre’.  ‘5AM’(Cinq heure du matin) was shown between March 29-31, 2007, and ‘Tomorrow’ (Demain) was shown between April 5-7, 2007. Both shows took place at l’Usine C in Montreal, Canada.

 

Lozowchuk scores TV-special, Liberee: la choix de Nathalie Simard - 2006

 

Oleksa Lozowchuk scored music for Yves Theriault’s 2 hour documentary‘Liberee: la choix de Nathalie Simard’which aired many times on TVA and Illico.

 

Lozowchuk scores Martin Doepner’s film ‘La Lettre’ – 2006

 

Prix d'Europe winner commissions Lozowchuk

 

Marimbist Anne-Julie Caron, winner of the 2004 Prix d'Europe, has commissioned Oleksa Lozowchuk to write a work for solo marimba to be premiered in the summer of 2007.  Caron is represented by Richard Paul Concert Artists.

 

Vancouver Symphony world premiere of Lozowchuk's 'AIONION'

 

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performed the world premiere of Oleksa Lozowchuk's latest composition 'Aionion' on October 29th, 2005. The concert featuring Lozowchuk's work, was part of the VSO's Musically Speaking series, and took place at the Orpheum theatre in Vancouver, B.C.  The concert was also recorded by CBC Radio for future broadcast.

 

Lozowchuk’s work has Icelandic Radio Premiere

 

Bright Sadness had its Icelandic radio premiere on Tuesday, August 30th, 2005 on the program Hlaupanótan of the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (Reykjavík).  In addition, ‘Sun Rising’, ‘Christ is Born (Dance I)’, ‘Joy of All Sorrow’, ‘Cadenza’ and ‘Ektenia (Sun Setting)’  were featured on a second program on September 1, 2005.  

 

Vancouver Symphony commissions Lozowchuk

 

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has commissioned Oleksa Lozowchuk to compose a short work in commemoration of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.  One of five composers chosen across Canada, Lozowchuk will have his new work premiered this upcoming October in a concert also featuring the Canadian Brass, as part of the Musically Speaking series for 2005-2006.

 

Bright Sadness airing regularly across North America

- ‘Sun Rising’ aired on host Eric Friesen’s Studio Sparks on CBC Radio Two, June 22, 2005. (http://www.cbc.ca/studiosparks)

- ‘Joy of All Sorrow’ aired on Porte Ouverte, Radio-Canada Premiere Chaine, April 26, 2005 (http://www.radio-canada.ca/radio/porteouverte) & on Bien Meilleur, Radio-Canada Premiere Chaine, April 14, 2005. (http://www.radio-canada.ca/radio/bienmeilleur)

- ‘Voskresennia’, ‘For Thou- Dance II’, ‘Voskresennia Sopilka’, ‘Joy of All Sorrow’ & ‘Cadenza’ aired on Danielle Charbonneau’s program Music for awhile in commemoration of Pope Jean Paul II’s passing.  It was broadcast nationally on CBC Radio-Two on April 8th, 2005. (http://www.cbc.ca/musicforawhile/index.html)

 

Pigeons International features Lozowchuk’s music

 

Oleksa Lozowchuk’s music was featured in internationally reknowned dance/theatre company Pigeons International’s latest production ‘Cinq heure du matin’.  Shows began this April 2005 at l’Usine C in Montreal, Canada.

 

Bright Sadness nominated for Opus Album of the Year

Oleksa Lozowchuk’s ‘Bright Sadness’ CD was nominated for the Album of the Year (Modern/Contemporary Classical) at this year’s Opus Prizes (http://www.cqm.qc.ca/m-prix.html).

 

Bright Sadness airing regularly across North America

- ‘Sun Rising’ aired on Andrea Rituski’s national radio program Northern Lights on CBC Radio, Jan.19, 2005.  (http://www.cbc.ca/northernlights)

- ‘Lament for the Forgotten’ aired on Andrea Rituski’s national radio program Northern Lights on CBC Radio, Jan.3, 2005.  (http://www.cbc.ca/northernlights)

- ‘Christ is Born’ aired on Marvin Rosen’s unique radio program ‘Classical Discoveries’ on WPRB (103.3FM - Princeton, NJ) on December 23, 2004.

- ‘Sun Rising’ & ‘Ektenia’ aired on Kalvos & Damian’s New Music Bazaar on the NonPop International WGDR FM 91.1 on December 18, 2004.

- ‘Bright Sadness’ aired in full on Saturday, August 7th, 2004 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm ET on the 21st Century classical music show Musica Nova on CJSR (FM 88.5) Edmonton.

- ‘Bright Sadness’ had its American radio premiere on Wednesday, July 28th during the 8:00 o’clock hour (ET) on Marvin Rosen’s unique radio program ‘Classical Discoveries’ on WPRB (103.3FM - Princeton, NJ).  The program is devoted to little known repertoire of all musical periods with an emphasis on the old (Baroque and before) and the new, and takes its listeners on musical voyages throughout the world. 

 

Bright Sadness gaining critical attention

Reviews: American Record Guide (May/June 2004), La Scena Musicale (avril 2004), Le Soleil (May 2004)

 

Bright Sadness in stores across Canada – May 2004

Oleksa Lozowchuk’s ‘Bright Sadness’ CD is distributed exclusively in Canada by SRI (www.sricanada.com) TSM001.

 

World Premiere of Bright Sadness

 

The world premiere of Oleksa Lozowchuk’s chamber music work Bright Sadness took place on April 30, 2004  (Montreal) and May 1, 2004 (Quebec City).  The concerts featured cellist Blair Lofgren, contrabassist Etienne Lepine-Lafrance, the Quatuor Cartier, sopranos Kami Lofgren & Louise Frenette, tenor Micah Lamb and the composer himself, playing the tenor sopilka (Ukrainian wooden flute).   Press clippings: Voir, Le Soleil

Bright Sadness airing regularly on CBC and Radio-Canada

 

 

Bright Sadness Editor’s Pick at CDBABY.COM

 

Bright Sadness is one of the Editor’s Picks at CDBABY in the Contemporary Classical (http://cdbaby.com/style/21) and World/Eastern European sections (http://cdbaby.com/style/158)

 

‘Kairos’ aired December 15th, 2003 on CBC Radio One program ‘Northern Lights’

 

On December 15th, 2003, the section ‘Kairos’ from Oleksa Lozowchuk’s latest CD Bright Sadness aired in the second hour of Andrea Ratuski’s evening classical program Northern Lights on CBC Radio One (11:00 pm) and CBC Radio Two (4:00am).  The two pieces from ‘Kairos’ are Dance III and Ebb & Flow.

 

Lozowchuk's works aired nationally on the CBC Radio Two program 'Disc Drive'

 

During the Christmas season, host Jurgen Gothe played various pieces from Oleksa Lozowchuk's chamber work Bright Sadness on his drive-home show DiscDrive (CBC Radio Two).

 

 

Cello section of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra premieres Lozowchuk's works

 

The cello section of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra premiered two sections from Oleksa Lozowchuk's chamber work Bright Sadness at the Musee de Quebec on November 8th, 2003 to a sold out crowd. The two pieces 'Christ is Born' and 'Joy of All Sorrow', arranged especially for 8 cellos, finished the evening's program to rapturous applause.