Lucien Ye is a composer for film, animation, and video games with an interest in experimental electronic music. He began his piano training at 7 when he was introduced to classical music. From then on, he has expanded into different genres of music on the piano, from classical to jazz to pop. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Composition from the California Institute of the Arts and a Master of Arts in English Language Teaching from the University of Sussex.
Lucien has performed at the CalArts Wild Beast Concert Hall, the Roy O. Disney Concert Hall and has recorded piano for numerous film and video game soundtracks. He has scored a number of animations and games, covering a wide range of genres. The technology intensive aspect of video game scoring led him to developing an interest in electronic music, combining musique concrete materials and audio processing to produce programmatic music. He worked on over 30 student films during his bachelor's degree, from composition to sound design to even voice acting — six of which were featured in the CalArts Character Animation Producers’ Show.
Lucien currently produces music under the EDM duo TACHISME. He studied under composers such as Karen Tanaka, Motoharu Kawashima, Ulrich Krieger, Barry Schrader, Anne LeBaron, and Fahad Siadat. Besides music, he also has a fascination with baking sweets, dogs, photography, and is the proud owner of two parakeets.