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

I’ve scored several short films, including Tom Cavanagh’s well-received Tom and Grant, and have just completed a demo of a Kevin Smith’s Red State which had no score in its release – watch it below.

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

  • 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

CONTACT.

 andy@a-dub.com

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MUSIC.

Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions... – Keith Richards

Jazz is not just music, it’s a way of life, it’s a way of being, a way of thinking. – Nina Simone

Music and silence combine strongly... – Marcel Marceau

FOR FILM & TV.

RED STATE

In episode 178 of Edith Bowman’s Soundtracking podcast, Director Kevin Smith (who displays an impressive knowledge of film music) discussed why he did not score Red State, and said he’d be open to composers scoring it as a demo. Here’s mine:

Thank you to brilliant VFX artist / filmmaker Tom Cowles for collaborating on a fresh opening titles sequence.

HBO WESTWORLD / SPITFIRE AUDIO Scoring Competition 2020

APPROACH:

SHORT FILM: 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

Re-Recording Mixer May Guimarães, and Tom at Sharpe Sound.

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.

SPITFIRE AUDIO SCORING COMPETITION 2019

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.

BEFORE THE DAY

Short Film, Drama. IMDb
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.

RELEASES.

45 KOOL ADE

Single

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

TELEPATHY

Single

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.

CAN WE STILL

Single

All instruments, written, engineered and mixed by a-dub. Mastered by Ian Shepherd.

A GREAT GAME

Single

All instruments, written, engineered and mixed by a-dub. Mastered by Ian Shepherd.

THE BLURRING LINE

EP (2007)

THOSE THREE

Album (2004)

VARIOUS SCORING DEMOS.

Scene from Being John Malkovich

2 min 40 sec.

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

Scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey

4 min.

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

Scene from Snatch

1 min 27 sec.

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

French Connection Car Chase

2 min 12 sec.

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.

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

NEEDLE DROP CHOICES / EDITING / FILMMAKING

Lo-fi clips from a non-commercial video project documenting a trip to India in 2007.
Shot on Hi-8.

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.

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