About Lauren Cregor

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Lauren Cregor’s music can be heard in theaters, on screen, and on iTunes.  She is the composer and musical director for the acclaimed off-Broadway company, Waterwell.

Nominated for multiple Drama Desk and IT Awards, Waterwell has produced nine original pieces in New York and has been dubbed “Brilliant, original and inspired” by the New York Times.  Their current project will be devised and performed at Indiana University in August 2010 as part of Premiere Musicals, thanks to a generous grant from Eli Lilly.

Lauren was recently selected to participate in BMI’s esteemed Musical Theater Workshop, which has produced such hits as “Avenue Q,” “Chorus Line” and “Next to Normal.”

Lauren’s film music has been screened across the globe, including the BFM International Festival in London.

As a singer / songwriter, Lauren has released two albums with her band and is currently working on her third.

She has also had the honor of composing for New York’s SYREN Modern Dance.

She received her B.A. in Theater from Indiana University, a post-graduate degree in Voice and Theater from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and her M.A. in Composition from New York University.

In her gigging adventures, Lauren has had the pleasure of playing at the following venues:

(NYC)
Joe’s Pub
Don’t Tell Mama’s
Rockwood Music Hall
Knitting Factory
Webster Hall
Zipper Factory
Bitter End
FEZ
Galapagos
Baggot Inn
Cafe 111
White Plains Performing Arts Center

(Beyond NYC … )
Jazz Kitchen, IN
Indianapolis Arts Garden
Midwest Music Summit
Trinity College, CT
James Madison University, VA
Bentley College, MA

Photos

Happy Feet

Lauren composed this chase sequence as a project during her final year at NYU, pursuing her master’s in Composition / Film & TV Scoring. [Original music for the film was composed by John Powell for Warner Bros.]

Serenity


Lauren composed this opening sequence during the ASCAP/Buddy Baker Film Scoring Workshop at NYU, recorded by a forty-piece orchestra in May of 2008.

Water

Lauren composed for this NYU film student’s PSA about the delicious water of New York City.

Dead Weight

Lauren and fellow NYU alum Andrew Barkan scored for Yemane Demissie’s film Dead Weight, which follows the story of an Ethiopian woman who immigrated to LA.  Now 30+ years later, she is forced to confront the man who tortured her during the bloody Red Terror period in Ethiopia’s history.

[This clip finds Hewan in her friend’s art gallery, seeing and recognizing her torturer for the first time]

Dead Weight was recently screened at the renowned BFM Festival in London.

Wedding Night

Wedding Night

Wedding Night

This piece was composed while at NYU for Amos Ezra Katz’s film, Wedding Night.  The film follows a young man who comes across a young woman in the Port Authority Terminal.  It becomes clear that she has no other place to go for the night, so he offers her his apartment.  She is hesitant, but accepts.

While she sleeps, he creeps into the room to snap a Polaroid picture of her — we’ve seen earlier in the film an entire wall of Polaroid pictures.  The next morning, she awakens before he does and discovers the photo.  Frightened, she runs out without his knowing.  The music begins as he awakens and realizes what’s happened.  (Temp music provided by the director was Magnetic Fields’ Love Is Like A Bottle Of Gin)