Andrew M. Edwards is a Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist and composer. His atmospheric music explores the spaces between minimalism and melancholia. Be it a documentary, an intimate drama, or an epic adventure, he creates unique electro-acoustic environments for every project.
los angeles-based composer, arranger, and vocalist.
media composer + game audio
- creating original scores and soundtrack elements for film, tv, video games, xr, commercial, and web content.
- experience in concert, theatre, musical theatre, dance, and lbe music and audio.
- special interest in documentary and science-fiction projects, and therapeutic / educational video games.
- my music has been heard on fox, tlc, showtime, pbs, and on movie screens around the world.
- video game credits include mobile, console, web-based, vr, mr, and pc games + wwise proficiency.
singer - male
- high tenor. pure quality. classical, musical theatre, contemporary, and pop / rock experience.
- soundalikes: ben gibbard (death cab), thom yorke (radiohead), ben folds, jonsi (sigur ros).
- string and orchestral arrangements
- fully produced mockups using high-end virtual instruments
- score and part preparation (additional cost)
- live recording sessions (additional cost)
orchestral arrangement of "into the clouds" by the sound of arrows:
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1 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse andrew m. edwards
A beautiful sound track and orchestration. None of the MIDI instruments Andrew used or created for our show sounded cheap. The one hour program he scored and recorded sounds as if there were 15 orchestra instruments in the studio. The closing sweep for each section of this documentary were truly amazing. He was able to create great emotions as directed by our creative team. FIRST CLASS
Interview with andrew m. edwards
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Chris Cozzi.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: a passionate love of, and a long history with, film and popular music. a distinctive point of view incorporating 70s minimalism, 80s pop music, 90s shoegaze, and 00's post-rock with a classic film music sensibility. a collaborative and experimental spirit.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: home studio with live recording capabilities. two mac minis. 49" curved monitor. presonus preamp. furman power conditioners. guitars, bass, hammered dulcimer, aux percussion. arturia midi controller. ipad running touchosc and metagrid. behringer x-touch mixer. neumann and shure microphones. jbl dolby-certified studio monitors. couch. cat.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was the composer for the horror-comedy feature, "Camp Wedding" (currently making the festival rounds). Working with one of my favorite directors on our first feature together. The film has won several awards, including one for Best Music. Proud to have been involved in this upstart independent project.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: a documentary series. library tracks. new album of cinematic music. mediation album.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: combination of both: digital for optimization, analog for warm saturated goodness.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: it'll be done early.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: every project brings new and delightful challenges.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: customer: what are your rates? me: what's your budget?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that every composer can compose every genre equally well.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: how can i help?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: know what you want, but know when to let go. be clear about budget, milestones, and expectations.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Prophet 5. Mac Laptop. Good speakers. Good headphones. Harddrive containing all of my CDs and every episode of Doctor Who from 1963-present.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: BA in Music Composition / Theory. Music and Theatre educator for 5 years. Theatre audio technician for 5 years. MFA in Film Music. 8 years teaching at the graduate level. Composing for film and theatre for over 20 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Minimalist hybrid pop.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Frankmusic or Troye Sivan: They are both outstanding writers / producers, and I feel like I could bring something new and distinctive to their already-brilliant work.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: make sure all of the instruments sound like they are populating an imaginary studio or stage space. if they are not coherent-sounding, the music won't be either.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: cinematic hybrid orchestral-electronic music. pop / rock / edm / industrial music. classic-sounding film scores.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: knowledge of the repertoire, harmony, grooves, hooks, licks.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: spot through the project with the director. create iterations of music for notes. receive notes - begin revisions. send in revisions for notes. final approval. orchestral / instrumental / vocal recordings. final mixes and delivery. i like to keep it easy and streamlined.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: depeche mode. bernard herrmann. cocteau twins. jerry goldsmith. pet shop boys. steve reich. siouxsie and the banshees. wendy carlos. elliot goldenthal. arvo pärt. sígur rós. björk. john williams. troye sivan.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: creating bespoke music for film, tv, web series, video games, and the stage, specializing in drama, horror, sci-fi, and documentary.