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a-dub 2019-10-04T00:35:48-07:00

LATEST SINGLE: Telepathy

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Hey.

To quote Ólafur Arnalds, I like to make music.

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

In songwriting, some favourites include Sade, The Police, Sheryl Crow, The Cure, Bill Withers, and Finley Quaye. Sometimes I describe my songs as atmospheric soul rock.

In composing, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Reznor & Ross, Daniel Pemberton, Mychael Danna, Bernard Herrmann, Barrow & Salisbury, Russo, 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, James Hunter, and labels like Daptone, World Circuit, Soul Jazz and No Format.

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CONTACT.

 andy@a-dub.com

NEWS.

  • Recorded a great single for Winter Youth
  • Score for short film And Now This completed for Theo Kim
  • Telepathy single released
  • Recorded guitar virtuoso Derek Gripper at the studio
  • Seeking funding for a music video for a song called 45 Kool Ade.

The score for the short film Tom and Grant received a Leo-nomination. The dark comedy, written, directed, and starring Tom Cavanagh, also received 5 other nominations.

MUSIC.

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.

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

Scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey

4 min.

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

Scene from Snatch

1 min 27 sec.

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

French Connection Car Chase

2 min 12 sec.

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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.

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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

A GREAT GAME

Single

THE BLURRING LINE

EP

THOSE THREE

Album

NEEDLE DROP CHOICES / EDITING / FILMMAKING

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