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Lucas Cantor ’04

Lucas Cantor ’04 is a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and speaker.

He has worked in NBC’s music department for the Olympic Games since 2002. He won two Emmys for the Olympics (2008 and 2012). He co-produced Lorde’s cover of Everybody Wants To Rule The World on the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.

Cantor finished Schubert’s 8th Symphony (the unfinished symphony) with the help of AI. The full symphony premiered in London at Cadogan Hall.

See him featured on NBC’s Sunday Today discussing the project.

Lucas Cantor '04


Cantor has an impressive list of credits, including:

  • Trailerized Bonnie Tyler’s iconic classic “Holding Out For a Hero” for Netflix’s reboot of He-Man    Masters Of The Universe: Revelation. The spot was nominated for a Cleo award, the highest honor in advertising.

  • Wrote the original score for Failure To Protect, a documentary that, so far in 2022, has won several film festivals

  • Co-wrote the theme song for Major League Soccer on Fox

  • Composed music for the Netflix Anime Cannon Busters

  • He was commissioned by the finance giant SoftBank to write an octet utilizing AI called SoftBank Sinfonia

  • Serves as Editor-At-Large for Thrive Global’s music section

  • Writing a book about the history of music and technology and their co-evolution over 43,000 years for Diversion Books

  • Delivered a TEDx talk on the subject of artificial intelligence and creativity

  • Composer for Wu-Tang In Space, a collaboration between Impossible foods and the Wu-Tang Clan

  • Wrote music for DreamWorks Animation’s Spirit: Riding Free on Netflix

  • Chief Composer at the Melbourne Deep Learning Group at the University Of Melbourne, Australia

  • Scored A Rotten Holiday featuring Disney’s Descendants in 2017

  • Orchestra composer and conductor for the Kenzo X H&M fashion show in October 2016

  • Musical director of The Lyric Project, a musical presented by ASCAP in 2014 and 2015

  • Executive producer of Score!, an orchestral concert of music for television presented by ASCAP and the Television Academy in 2014

  • Composer for The Devotion Project, a series of short films about LGBTQ couples in 2013