Likes: Long walks, coffee, cooking
Favorite Food: Beef noodle soup
Favorite Quote: “Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.”
Lewis (Li-Tang) Chen is an LA-based composer and orchestrator, writing and orchestrating music for film and TV, as well as multimedia and concerts. A native from Taiwan, he possesses a classical and pop music background, and infuses his versatile talents in a wide variety of works. Inspired by classical music composers such as Debussy, Ravel, Strauss, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky, and contemporary film music composers such as Jerry Goldsmith, Ennio Morricone, Alexandre Desplat, Chen’s music exhibits a perfect blending of traditional musical elements and instrumentation along with modern technology. In addition, his oriental roots allows him to explore more acoustic possibilities from greater Asia, providing a unique voice to his music. Just receiving his MFA in Film Music Composition at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Chen studied Orchestration with Kenneth Frazelle, Counterpoint with Lawrence Dillon, and film music with Chris Heckman and Bruno Louchouarn.