Andrew Morgan studied composition at DePaul University in Chicago and at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he was named Fellow of Composition for 2004-2005. His compositions have been played by well established ensembles such as the London Sinfonietta, BBC Singers, Piano Circus and the Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra as well as appearing in different venues such as the Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery. His works have been premiered in festivals including London's Omaggio: Berio Festival, Sounds Underground, the Hampstead Highgate Festival, the York Late Music Festival and Chicago's Face the Music series. His collaboration with leading American improviser Ken Vandermark produced a concert dedicated to new pieces for classical ensemble and improviser, supported by a grant from the MBF, London. Another long standing collaborator is visual artist and film director Chris Ruffatto, creating pieces for interactive video and music as well as the feature film The Zoo Project which features hip-hop artists Adam "Dose One" Drucker. Their projects have been performed or screened in Vancouver, Chicago, London and Cannes. Sublimation for 6 pianos is the subject of an interview published in the new book One Reason to Live: Conversations about Music with Julius Nil edited by Seth Kim-Cohen. His composition Revolve recently won the Klienman Composition Competition in Chicago. Andrew has guest lectured at Universities and Schools in the UK and USA including University of Brighton, Millikin University and at the American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, and his archival recordings of the Himba tribe are being prepared for the British Museum's Nation Sound Archive after being recorded in remote Namibia in 2005. Besides composing, he performs on cello, live electronics and various world instruments, as well as creating sound instillations.
To find out more about Andrew, visit www.andrewmorgan.org.