Andrew Alden is an award winning composer who has worked with Gamelan Galak Tika, Terry Riley, Evan Ziporyn, and in the coming spring will perform at Lincoln Center.Andrew lives in Boston, Massachusetts attending Berklee College of Music where he studies film scoring and vibraphone, which he has been playing for over three years.
In his time there he has studied with prolific composers and musicians such as Dave Samuels, Vuk Kolnevic, Apostolos Paravekas, Eric Reasoner, David Harris, Gustavo Agetiello, Beth Denisch, Victor Mendoza and Ed Saindon.
His screen credits include:Plume, Liz, Every Shade of Wrong, Kindness of Strangers, His Lady of the Precious Stone, Co2, NBC’s, The Event.
He has also been commissioned by the Plymouth State University Jazz Combo and Percussion Ensemble, the Manchester Music Festival, and Burr and Burton Academy.
Two years ago Andrew co-founded the modern jazz band, Noisse Cretni, where he plays vibraphones and piano, and recently finished a suite entitled “Decent of Society,” accompanied with poetry by writer Matt Zakrzewski.
As 2011 opens Andrew is as busy as ever he has composed his first piece of music for brass quintet, composing his first symphony entitled “Open Spaces”, Writing his first book entitled, “Modern Compositional Methods and Techniques”, Writing a suite of pieces for string orchestra based on the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and e also is experimenting with Noisse Cretni Jazz Tunes and acoustic songs to put together an E.P entitled “ElectroAcoustic” later this spring.
Experience & Education
Performer/Logicer/Composer for Gamelan Galak TikaAugust 2011 to Present (over 8 years)
I Perform with MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika and help with Logic Based issues
Music Educator for Musicians SpotlightDecember 2010 to May 2010 (7 months)
I am teaching lessons from my book "Modern Compositional Techniques and Methods"
BFA in Composition at Berklee College Of Music2009 to 2013 (4 years)
BA in Music Education at Plymouth State University2008 to 2012 (4 years)