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- Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 2019
"The bad-boy of organ music"
Liam Mullen, Cornelia Magazine, 2022
Thomas Mellan is an organist, keyboardist, harpischordist, guitarist pianist, producer and composer based in Los Angeles. In 2012, he played his first recital at Eglise St. Eustache in Paris. He is featured in the official Walt Disney concert hall organ DVD. In 2018, his European tour included a residency at the Lviv Concert Hall, where he gave the Ukrainian premier of Messiaen’s Livre d’Orgue on the largest organ in Ukraine. As a classical organist he specializes in virtuosic repertoire from the 19th and 20th centuries as well as French baroque music.
His classical music has been performed in America, Europe and Asia by performers including the Sakura Cello Quintet, Orest Smovzh, Stephen Tharp and Jared Jacobsen. His output features « impossible » organ music that attempts to push the limits of organ technique, but also a 40-minute set of inventions for solo violin, a concerto for five cellos, and more esoteric, nasty-sounding « music ».
He composes for and plays keys and guitar in the technical death metal band Travasticism, with Tristan Heinicke and Bryan Lu.
He's the creator behind the darksynth project Decapital.
He plays harpsichord and keys in Delirium Musicum, the dynamic and cutting edge conductor-less ensemble from Los Angeles. He appears on Delirium’s debut album “Seasons”, released in 2023 by Warner Classics and produced by Fred Vogler.
He graduated from the USC Thornton School of Music in 2017 with a BM in organ and composition and in 2020 with an MM in organ and an MM in composition. He attended Thornton for 7 years on full-tuition scholarship.