Andrew Greenwald (born Queens N.Y) is an American composer whose current work questions speculative coherence in musical form. This question is interrogated through the utilization of pixelated sound material viewed at increasing resolutions, rational formal containers for that material, and didactic indexing of those containers to form a perceived whole/hole. His works have been commissioned, recorded, and independently programmed by Ensemble Pamplemousse, the Arditti Quartet, JACK Quartet, Mivos Quartet, Spektral Quartet, Ensemble Adapter, On Structure, Ensemble Dal Niente, Line Upon Line Percussion, wild Up, and Gnarwhallaby, as well as soloists Seth Josel, Ryan Muncy, Yuki Numata Resnick, Weston Olencki, Matt Barbier, Josh Modney, Austin Wulliman, and Séverine Ballon at festivals and venues throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Additional performances and premieres by the Talea Ensemble, Ensemble SurPlus, and Elision.
Andrew’s works have been programmed internationally by the Borealis Festival, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäße Musik, MATA Festival, SALT New Music Festival, Darmstadt Ferienkurse, and featured nationally at venues including Roulette, Issue Project Room, openIce at Constellation, and Miller Theatre among others.
He has been an active member of Ensemble Pamplemousse (recently named a member of the inaugural New Music USA Impact Fund) since 2002, and is the current artistic co-director. Andrew was the recipient of the 2014 Mivos/Kantor Prize. His compositions have received support from the Hepner Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund, Argosy Foundation, the American Music Center Composer Assistance Program, NYSCA, A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund, Meet the Composer, and New Music USA. He pursued graduate studies in composition/experimental music at Wesleyan University under the supervision of advisor Alvin Lucier, and was the David R. Coelho graduate fellow at Stanford University, where he received a doctorate in composition under the advisement of Jonathan Berger and Brian Ferneyhough.
Andrew’s works are published by Edition Gravis, and can be heard on New Focus Recordings, Carrier Records, Navona, Innova, Parlour Tapes+, and Creative Sources.