To quote Ólafur Arnalds, I like to make music.
You can find me at Crew Studios in North Vancouver where I’m the manager and an engineer. It’s a comfortable and well-equipped place to record, have spotting sessions and review cues.
In songwriting, some favourites include Sade, The Police, Sheryl Crow, Bill Withers, Finley Quaye and Peter Gabriel. Sometimes I describe my songs as atmospheric soul rock.
In composing, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Cliff Martinez, Daniel Pemberton, Mychael Danna, Clint Mansell, Carly Paradis, Brian Reitzell, Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury, Mac Quayle and Hans Zimmer.
One or two days a week I’m at Highlife Records in East Vancouver where I’ve worked for many years. We turn people onto artists like Lhasa, Cheikh Lo, Manu Chao and labels like Daptone, World Circuit, Soul Jazz and No Format.
FILM & TV WORK.
TOM AND GRANT
20 min. Dark comedy.
Leo-nominated for Best Score in a Short Drama.
Multiple festival screenings.
Directed by Tom Cavanagh (IMDb).
BEFORE THE DAY
Short Film, Drama.
Directed by Paul McGillion (IMDb).
“Andy’s unique musical sensibility and refreshing approach to collaboration make every single minute in the studio an absolute pleasure.”
– Actor/Director Paul McGillion.
BAND AID COMMERCIAL
20 sec. spec. – Music & all sound design.
Directed by Wayne Hoecherl (IMDb).
THE MAN AND THE DOG
Noticed a pilot was being made and thought to submit this to the filmmakers. Music, sound design, and needle drop choices from the 80s.
Kubrick: Meeting the Monolith
Blasphemous to add modern music to a Kubrick film?
Snatch: Fight Ya For It (accordion and congas)
Felt some accordion could augment Pitt’s gypsy character in this scene.
Français Connection Car Chase
As you may recall, this well known scene has no score, and works brilliantly.
MUSIC SUPERVISING, EDITING / FILMMAKING
Excerpts from a non-commercial video project documenting a trip to India in 2007.