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.
SPITFIRE AUDIO SCORING COMPETITION.
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.
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
Chapter from Deadly Class Graphic Novel
Noticed a pilot was being made and thought to submit this to the filmmakers. Music, sound design, and needle drop choices from the 80s.
Scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey
Meeting the Monolith. Blasphemous to change the music in a Kubrick film?
Scene from Snatch
1 min 27 sec.
Felt some accordion and congas could augment Pitt’s gypsy character in this scene.
Scene from Being John Malkovich
2 min 40 sec.
How to get to the 7 & 1/2th floor.
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:
CAN WE STILL
A GREAT GAME
THE BLURRING LINE
NEEDLE DROP CHOICES / EDITING / FILMMAKING
Excerpts from a non-commercial video project documenting a trip to India in 2007.