Nicholas Houfek, lighting designer

Nicholas Houfek is a New York City-based lighting designer working in music, dance, and theater. Selected projects include: Claire Chase’s Density Project (The Kitchen,) International Contemporary Ensemble, Oyá by Marcos Balter (NY Philharmonic, Soloist for Light,) Natalie Merchant, Maya Beiser, Ojai Music Festival, Silk Road Ensemble, Tyshawn Sorey’s Perle Noire directed by Peter Sellars (OMF, Oberon-ART,)Marc Neikrug’s A Song by Mahler, Anohni’s She Who Saw Beautiful Things at The KitchenSuzanne Farrin’s La Dolce Morte at the Metropolitan Museum of Art directed by Doug Fitch, George Lewis’ Soundlines featuring Steve Schick and directed by Jim Findlay (Skirball,) Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s In The Light of Air, Ash Fure’s The Force of Things (Mostly Mozart,) and The 39 Steps (Olney Theatre Center). In addition to traditional lighting for live performance Mr. Houfek has been developing a light organ software interface called the ColorSynth that acts as an intermediate between a performer and their lighting. Mr. Houfek has also designed for the Martha Graham Dance Company, Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance, and Ian Spencer Bell Dance; is an ensemble member of the International Contemporary Ensemble, a member USA829, and a graduate of Boston University.