Lawrence Chandler

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Lawrence Chandler
Birth nameLawrence Dean Chandler
Occupation(s)Composer, musician, producer, artist
Years active1994–present
LabelsBeggars Banquet, Dreamland Recordings, Kranky, Happy Go Lucky, Hi-Fidelity Recordings, Rocket Girl, Sonic Cathedral, Untitled Recordings
Associated actsBowery Electric, Happy Families

Lawrence Chandler is a British American composer, musician, producer and artist living in London. He is best known for his work as a founding member of the band Bowery Electric.[1][2]


Following Bowery Electric's final tour in 2000 Chandler took a hiatus during which time he studied composition privately with La Monte Young and Pauline Oliveros, with Conrad Cummings at The Juilliard School, worked for Philip Glass and completed a Master of Music in Composition from Goldsmiths College.[3]

He returned in 2009 with Everybody Here Is Fine, commissioned for Make Music New York and premiered at The Bell House, Brooklyn on 21 June 2009.[4]

Recent works include Music for Rock Ensemble, commissioned for "50 Years of Minimalism", premiered by Katia and Marielle Labèque, Chandler and ensemble at Kings Place, London on 26 November 2011 [5] and The Tuning of the World, a realisation of his evolving 24-hour, 24 part, sustained tone composition, for octet, with tuned sine wave generators, released by Untitled Recordings on 1 March 2012.[6] In 2013 he formed Happy Families with his partner Lucia Rivero.[7]



  1. ^ "Bowery Electric". AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  2. ^ Reynolds, Simon (November 1995). "Back to the Future". The Wire (141).
  3. ^ "The 405 meets Happy Families". Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  4. ^ "Lawrence Chandler (of Bowery Electric) @ Make Music New York 2009". YouTube. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  5. ^ "50 Years of Minimalism: Rock 'n' Rollers @ Kings Place, London – I CARE IF YOU LISTEN". I CARE IF YOU LISTEN. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  6. ^ "Lawrence Chandler – The Tuning Of The World". Discogs. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Meet… Happy Families". 2016-11-06. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  8. ^ a b "The 405 meets Happy Families". Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  9. ^ "In a Stasis of Sound: Dron-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n-ne". The New York Times. 5 September 1996. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Brooklyn Rider plays Philip Glass – Philip Glass". Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Riesman Soundtracks – Philip Glass". Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Classical Music". 4 June 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Perfect Sound Forever w/ Lawrence Chandler (Bowery Electric & Happy Families) 18.10.17". Retrieved 3 November 2017.