You can find me pushing sliders and making coffee at Crew Studios  – a vibey and well-equipped studio in North Vancouver.

Have scored several short films (including Tom Cavanagh’s Tom and Grant), and just completed a demo of a previously-released feature film that had no score.

New songs on the way: 45 Kool Ade, Singularity, Ocean Walls, Lesson Again

Before the pandemic, you could also find me one or two days a week at Highlife Records in East Vancouver where I’ve worked for many years. We turn people onto artists like Lhasa, Cheikh Lo, Manu Chao, Ólafur Arnalds, James Hunter, and labels like Daptone, World Circuit, Soul Jazz and No Format.

I’m a member of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada and the Vancouver Post Alliance.

“When I write music for a film…I’m part of a team of artists. So I think like a filmmaker more than a composer.”

Jóhann Jóhannsson

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 andy@a-dub.com

NEWS.

  • 45 Kool Ade – single – released – watch it below.
  • Recorded and mixed this great David Bowie cover single by
    Winter Youth featured in the documentary Krow’s Transformation:
  • Also produced and mixed the end credits song for Krow’s Transformation Director Gina Hole Lazarowich – an instrumental cover of Changes with Darren Parris on Bass and Dominic Conway on sax.
  • Seeking funding for more music videos

I acknowledge that I live and make music in the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

I; Andy Warren, proudly support and adopt the We Have Voice Collective Code of Conduct.

wehavevoice.org

Too politically correct for ya?

MUSIC.

LATEST SINGLE: 45 Kool Ade

BANDCAMP • SPOTIFY • APPLE MUSICiTUNES • AMAZON • TIDAL • TIKTOK

Drums: Geoff Hicks | Bass: Darren Parris | B3: Karl Oystensen  | BGs: Karina Morin & Bonnie Northgraves | Mastered by: Justin Long
Written, engineered, mixed by a-dub at Crew Studios

HBO WESTWORLD / SPITFIRE AUDIO Scoring Competition 2020 Entry

SINGLE: Telepathy

SPOTIFY • APPLE MUSICiTUNES • TIDAL • AMAZONBANDCAMP

Bass: Darren Parris | BGs: Maren Patenaude | Mastered by: Ian Shepherd | 3D Loops by beeple – used by permission.
Written, engineered, mixed by a-dub at Crew Studios.

SPITFIRE AUDIO SCORING COMPETITION.

Spitfire Audio and Eric Whitacre put together a challenge to score some NASA Space Telescope videos using the free version of their very cool choir instrument.

Was a great reminder of the value of having a designated palette for a project. Inspires creativity. Having too many choices can sometimes slow you down.

FILM & TV WORK.

AND NOW THIS?

Short Drama.
Directed by Theo Kim.
Written and produced by Brenda Whitehall.
Film’s IMDb

TOM AND GRANT

20 min. Dark comedy.

Leo-nominated for Best Score in a Short Drama.

Multiple festival screenings.
Directed by Tom Cavanagh (IMDb).

Film’s IMDb | tomandgrant.com

BEFORE THE DAY

Short Film, Drama.
Directed by Paul McGillion (IMDb).

Film’s 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

9 min. short film. Original score. Directed by Wayne Hoecherl.
Recipient of a Telus STORYHIVE Grant.

SCORING DEMOS

Scene from Being John Malkovich

2 min 40 sec.

Password: a-dub

How to get to the 7 & 1/2th floor.

Scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey

4 min.

Password: a-dub

Meeting the Monolith. Blasphemous to change the music in a Kubrick film? Perhaps.

Scene from Snatch

1 min 27 sec.

Password: a-dub

Felt some accordion and congas could augment Pitt’s gypsy character in this scene.

French Connection Car Chase

2 min 12 sec.

Password: a-dub

This famous chase scene with Hackman has no score, and works great without one, but here’s a version with:

Chapter from Deadly Class Graphic Novel

15 min.

Password: a-dub

Noticed a pilot was being made and thought to submit this to the filmmakers. Music, sound design, and needle drop choices from the 80s.

DISCOGRAPHY.

CAN WE STILL

Single (2012)

A GREAT GAME

Single (2013)

THE BLURRING LINE

EP (2007)

THOSE THREE

Album (2004)

NEEDLE DROP CHOICES / EDITING / FILMMAKING

Excerpts from a non-commercial video project documenting a trip to India in 2007.