Luke Gullickson is a pianist, composer, songwriter, guitarist, and improviser. His projects stretch from folksong toward broader and quieter forms of chamber music inspired by place, geography, language, literature, shamanism, and divination. The Chicago Tribune described his recent work as "a sonic wash of various intensities and allusions.” A founding member of the infamous Grant Wallace Band (“spidery original bluegrass” — New York Times), Luke has also left a breadcrumb trail of peripatetic avant-troubadour songs performed as a solo artist, often under the name Golconda ("charmingly mysterious songs" — Bandcamp Blog). Luke holds graduate degrees in composition (University of Texas-Austin) and piano (University of New Mexico), with additional study in the residency program at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Based in Albuquerque, Luke is also Company Manager and a frequent performer with Chatter, an innovative concert series presenting classical and contemporary chamber music in unusual venues.
He writes a highly occasional email newsletter, Sonatas and Interludes, and a blog of wandering course, entitled A Word.
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