PHILIP L - Electric Composer

Le Fou (aka LIFEcell) is an electronic artist, content producer and entrepreneur from San Francisco with compositions that combine driving rhythms, classical harmonies and atmospheric textures. Straddling the space between ambient, techno and experimental composition, his voluminous catalog of work ranges from beat-less atmospheres to emotive club thumping "4-on-the-floor" harmonic techno arrangements. Classically trained in composition and piano at a young age by the eminent pianist and Shanghai Conservatory Professor Li Ruixing, his work has been featured in commercials, media platforms, documentaries, gallery exhibitions, events (Tetsuya Komuro Decade) and on terrestrial radio stations (Latin America Amorfo 95.3).  With a recent vinyl release on the German/Beijing label Drum Rider, his current production work includes producing music for Korea's underground rap sensation 6jidam (Yook Ji Dam), Snoop Dogg, a Tibetan documentary and remixing for Daniel Brandt (Brandt Brauer Frick, K7 records, Erased Tapes). 

In terms of live performances, Le Fou has shared the stage and opened for artists such as Japan's Yoshihiro Hanno/Radiq (op:disc), Swizterland's Ripperton (Mina, Innervisions) among others. In addition to performing his original electronic works for live at various venues in China including The Shelter, MAO Livehouse, ONSTAGE, Elevator, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Shanghai), the Lafayette Gallery, T-Park Shenzhen, Logo and the now defunct JZ Livehouse.

He is also the cofounder, director and CFO of STRRR, a Berlin based TV platform that showcases the best of the web through the lens of influential luminaries in the field of art, music, film, fashion and beyond. Presenters include Gilles Peterson, Trevor Jackson, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Wolfgang Voight, Suzanne Ciani, Sven Marquardt, Ryoichi Kurokawa among others.

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Photo: Gabrial Gauffre

Photo: Gabrial Gauffre