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Arthur Lafrentz Bacon


Selected Works

Turn the Lights Back On

Billy Joel

Written by Billy Joel, Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, Freddy Wexler, and Wayne Hector. 

Released February 1, 2024

Kokomo City

Feature Documentary

Score co-composed by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon

Director: D. Smith

Producer: Harris Doran, Bill Butler

Executive Producers: Lena Waithe, Rishi Rajani, Stacy Bathe, William Melillo

Distributed by Magnolia Pictures

  • WINNER: Sundance Film Festival NEXT Innovator Award

  • WINNER: Sundance Film Festival Audience Award

  • WINNER: Berlinale Panorama Audience Award

  • WINNER: TRANSlations' Jury Award Best Documentary Feature

  • WINNER: OUTshine Film Festival Audience Award Best Documentary

  • WINNER: Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, Best Documentary

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Bleeding Love

Musical Podcast on Broadway Podcast Network

Released 2020

Music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon

Lyrics by Harris Doran

Book by Jason Schafer

Orchestrations by Tony Award Winner Bruce Coughlin


Annie Golden

Rebecca Naomi Jones 

Marc Kudisch 

Sarah Stiles 

Taylor Trensch 

Tony Vincent 

**Bleeding Love was a 2020 Top Performing Arts Podcasts in the US on the Apple Podcasts charts. 

Streetlights on Mars 

Jackson Penn

Written by Freddy Wexler, Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, and Addison.

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Bleeding Love

World Premier Production

Fredericia Theater, Denmark 

  • Winner NAMT Festival (National Alliance for Musical Theater).

  • World Premiere production in Denmark at the Fredericia Teater directed by Noah Himmelstein under the artistic direction of Soren Moller.

Kokomo City
Bleeding Love Podcast
Bleeding Love Fredericia
Streetlights on Mars
Turn the Lights Back On

**KOKOMO CITY is nominated for Best Documentary in the upcoming 39th Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Just for Fun

Arthur's improvisation of one of his favorites, "Vaseline" by Stone Temple Pilots.



ARTHUR LAFRENTZ BACON most recently co-wrote Billy Joel’s new hit single TURN THE LIGHTS BACK ON and co-composed the score of the Sundance-acclaimed feature documentary KOKOMO CITY which was released nation-wide by Magnolia Pictures in 2023, now on Showtime and streaming everywhere. 

Arthur was a head writer at LOOK & Co. where he composed music for many TV and radio spots, winning 2 Clio Awards for Best Original Music (Pepsi). Arthur has written hit songs for Joey Lawrence, Marion Raven, and the Latin supergroup CD9. On NBC, he was a member of the house band for the Caroline Rhea Show, playing with band leader legendary guitarist Carlos Alomar, as well as legendary trumpet player Chris Botti. 

A frequent session keyboardist for music producers Robert Clivilles (C&C Music Factory), Victor Calderone, and Shep and Kenny, Arthur has played keyboards on two #1 singles, Hall and Oats' DO IT FOR LOVE, and DON’T WANT ANOTHER MAN by Tina Ann, as well as Calderone's remixes for Madonna, k.d. lang, Goldfrapp, Lisa Stansfield, Filter, among others.


As part of the NYC alternative rock scene, Arthur formed the band THE DIVERS with his brother guitarist and songwriter Nick Bacon. The band was signed as THE ERRATICS to Touchwood/Universal records.

Arthur composed the music for the musical BLEEDING LOVE which won at the NAMT Festival and went on to have a world premier at the Fredericia Theater in Denmark, directed by Noel Himmelstein and orchestrated by Tony Award winner Bruce Coughlin. In 2020 during lock down, BLEEDING LOVE became one of the Top Performing Arts Podcasts in the US on the Apple Podcasts charts. He is the composer of A HERO’S TALE, a musical which was to have its world premier at Fredericia Theater in 2020, but was postponed due to Covid. Other musicals Arthur has composed include WASP WOMAN (NY Film Academy), SALVAGE (O’Neill NMTC Finalist), and BILLY SLEEPYHEAD (Center Stage).    

Born into a musical family in Westchester, NY Arthur began studying piano with renowned jazz pianist Lou Stein at the age of ten, and at sixteen was accepted as a student by Olegna Fuschi at Juilliard Pre-College. Arthur then went on to study piano and composition at SUNY Purchase; his teachers included Dorothy Taubman, Anthony Newman, and Jim McElwaine. Arthur is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.


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