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Phil Carluzzo

Phil Carluzzo is a composer, sound designer, and multi-instrumentalist living and working in New York City. He grew up musically active in Washington DC’s mid-nineties punk rock scene, and began studying music formally in 2000, eventually earning a doctorate in music composition. He has written, produced, and performed music for film, theater, and television. As a core member of the Snark Ensemble, he has worked extensively scoring restored vintage silent films for both international DVD release and for a 2011 CD release on Naxos Records. His silent film music has been performed at such venues as The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The National Gallery of Art, and the Library of Congress. His music for contemporary film has been featured at the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival, the Slamdance Film Festival, and will be featured at the Buffalo Niagra Film Festival in April, 2012. His theater work includes associate sound designer and composer on Adam Rapp’s Hallway Trilogy (2011 Drama Desk Nomination for Best Sound Design), and original music and sound design for the Amoralists’ and Adam Rapp’s HotelMotel in 2011. He also works as a rock musician, playing and touring with artists such as DC-based Laura Tsaggaris, LA-based Henry Wolfe, and the LA-based group, Sands. He lives with his girlfriend and dog in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.


Hi Phil, we met at UofMD and you were very kind about Heavy Metal Parking Lot. I thought I’d make sure I had your email so I found your site. Thanks and let me know your email for any news in future. Jeff

Jeff Krulik · Nov 3, 10:48 AM · #

Dear Phil. Sometimes I think about you and I think of fountain cokes and other times about you peeing your pants. I miss being your friend. Where are you? What are you doing? Why is your picture on the Internet? Are you going bald? Love, Anna

Anna who makes you life better and worse · May 28, 10:07 PM · #

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