Andy Normann is a composer who aspires to write music of visceral physicality, often inspired by his interest in literature and socio-political culture. His early fascination with folk music has had a lasting impact on his work; recent compositions have included the chamber work “Venceremos” based on a Latin American revolutionary song, as well as the trombone quartet “Sobashiya Abazali,” which takes as its source material a South African anti-apartheid anthem. Andy’s music has been performed by the Archaea Tree Ensemble, Quartetto Bruson, and the West Chester University Trombone Ensemble, among others. He has participated in the Fresh Inc. festival (2014) and the highSCORE New Music Festival in Pavia, Italy (2013). He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Theory & Composition from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in composition at Bowling Green State University.
LISTEN: Beneath Your Feet for flute, harp, and marimba
Archaea Tree Ensemble on July 21st, 2014 at Constellation Chicago; Jennifer Shanahan, flute; Erin Brooker, harp; Andy Miller, marimba