|Country||United States of America|
|Occupation||Composer, Performer, Teacher|
|Categories||Contemporary, Pop, Rock, Soundtrack/Film Music|
The son of Chinese/Thai and Korean immigrants, Andrew grew up believing there were only 3 choices in career choice: a doctor, lawyer or an engineer. He is lucky to have “escaped” and to be painting sonic pictures for film and theater for the pure joy of it. Andrew’s work includes scores for award winning films such as “Other People’s Children”, “The Might Humble Blueberry”, “Noelle”, “Hand Off” and “Donny & Clyde” and the animated films “Coqui” and “Phos.’
February – March 2010′s Slaughter City, by Naomi Wallace, and produced by Son of Semele Ensemble in Los Angeles features Andrew’s dark, industrial and cinematic score as well as a number of songs setting Wallace’s words to indelible music.
Andrew scored the PBS documentary New Jersey’s Red October and for which he won Best Movie Music at the 2009 Garden State Film Festival. Andrew was nominated for Outstanding Original Music at the 2007 NY Innovative Theater Awards for his 70 minute score to the multi-media theater production “Abandon” at LaMama ETC.
A former singer-songwriter for publishing company MMA (Grammy-winning rockers INXS’s in-house company), Andrew began scoring films while working in Hong Kong as one of MTV-Asia’s first VJs. Andrew earned a Bachelors in Music from New York University where he studied jazz performance and music business and continued orchestration/ composition studies at Mannes College of Music and Juilliard School of Music.
Andrew is a true partner in the process of creating a story. A keen observer and skilled listener, he absorbs what a director wants to express and transforms that into a score that becomes a beautfully written emotional subtext for the story, be it a film, a theatrical production or a dance piece.
Andrew is also active in his community of Park Slope Brooklyn where he is a beloved music teacher, volunteers at the local soup kitchen and food coop.