Lewis Pesacov is a musician, producer and composer based in Los Angeles, California. LA Weekly writes: "Lewis Pesacov is living the dream. Not only has he learned to make a career out of being a musician, but he's learned to separate his personal projects from his work, and therefore never lose his passion."
As co-founder of Afro-pop group, Fool’s Gold, Pesacov has co-written, performed and produced the group's three studio albums. Fool's Gold has toured extensively throughout the US, UK and Europe in a wide range of settings, including appearances at the Austin City Limits, Glastonbury, Reading, and Leeds Festivals; at the historic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles with legendary desert rockers Tinariwen. In 2012, Fool's Gold supported the Red Hot Chili Peppers in arenas across the UK, as well as in Tel Aviv at one of the largest concerts in Israel's history.
An accomplished songwriter and guitar player, Pesacov has been featured in American Songwriter, Guitar Player, LA Times Magazine, The Village Voice and LA Weekly. As a guitar player, he has immersed himself in diverse guitar styles ranging from Mande and Tuareg desert blues of Mali to the Soukous fingerstyle from the Congo. Currently Pesacov is studying North Indian Hindustani classical music and the Hansa Veena Indian slide guitar.
As a producer, Pesacov has made numerous albums, including Best Coast’s 2010 Billboard-charting debut Crazy for You, as well as a variety singles/EPs for influential independent artists including FIDLAR, Oberhofer, Superhumanoids, and Guards to name but a few. He was co-founder of the influential Echo Park-based indie label, White Iris Records, which released over thirty 7" singles, EPs and full-length albums over the course of it's four years.
As a composer, Pesacov is inspired by the transcendent potential in sounds, heard. His works have been featured in festivals, museums and galleries including The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), the 2013 Biennial of the Americas (Denver) performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and at Machine Project (Los Angeles) performed by the Calder Quartet. His work has also been performed internationally at the Darmstadt Ferienkursen and the Conservatory of Music Trossingen (Germany), the Dissonanz Festival (Switzerland) and by the Orchestre de Sceince-Poiltiques Paris (France). In 2013, Pesacov's chamber opera The Edge of Forever, inspired by the ending of the Mayan long count calendar, was performed by LA-based chamber music ensemble wild Up, conducted by Christopher Rountree, at The Philosophical Research Society (Los Angeles).