Kerry Andrew

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Kerry Andrew
Kerry Andrew at Trinity College of Music in 2009.jpg
Background information
Born (1978-04-05) 5 April 1978 (age 36)
Occupations composer, performer, writer and educator
Website http://www.kerryandrew.net

Kerry Andrew (born 5 April 1978, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) is an English composer, performer, writer and educator.

From age 3 to age 6, Andrew lived in Canada with her family. The family subsequently returned to the UK and settled in the Buckinghamshire area. Andrew earned a BA in Music, MA and PhD in Composition, all from the University of York. She presently has academic affiliations with Trinity College of Music through their Junior Trinity and Trinity Laban programmes and at the University of Kent.

Andrew's choral works have been published by Oxford University Press and by Faber Music. Her vocal trio piece The Song of Doves concluded the national memorial service for the victims of the 7 July bombings, receiving national broadcast live on the BBC and other news outlets. Her composition Dusk Songs was commissioned and recorded by The Ebor Singers, and released by Boreas Music in 2007. Elsewhere, her work has been recorded on the Naxos and Nonclassical labels. In November 2010, she was a prize winner in the Making Music category of the British Composer Awards for her composition Fall.[1] She was composer-in-residence at the Handel House Museum from 2010-12.

In addition to her composition work, Andrew is a member of the ensembles Juice,[2] DOLLYman and Metamorphic. She also performs as a solo alt-folk artist under the name You Are Wolf.

Selected compositions[edit]

  • peace song (2000)
  • phat flute (sure shot loop) (2000)
  • tanka 1 (2000)
  • fruit songs (2001)
  • luna-cy (2001)
  • ytek’s orchid (2001)
  • the echoes are square-shaped (2002)
  • greencrazysummer (2002)
  • naming song (2002)
  • late night radio (sleep music) (2003)
  • shapeshifters (warbitch trio) (2003)
  • sundrenched (2003)
  • Keyboard Book (2004)
  • maranatha (2004)
  • mokoondi (with bourbon) (2004)
  • lullaby for the witching hour (2004)
  • ojo (2004)
  • 3 songs (you don't get tigers in africa)
  • sedna stories (2005)
  • shiftingsands (2005)
  • sundial songs (2005)
  • waterworlds (2005)
  • dusksongs (2006)
  • hevene quene (2006)
  • the song of doves (2006)
  • turn on the neon nightswitch (2006)
  • i have crossed an ocean i have lost my tongue from the root of the old one a new one has sprung (2007)
  • I think you’ll find I'M the man (2007)
  • o lux beata trinitas (2007)
  • riddle 1 (2007)
  • The Danger Girl (2008)
  • hammock (2008)
  • pollack (2008)
  • wine, whisky and songs (2008)
  • York Mass (2008)
  • adam and the mother (2009)
  • Beginning With Blobs (2009)
  • dawnsong (2009)
  • hexennacht (2009)
  • The Spell (2009)
  • Fall (2010)
  • magnificat (2010)
  • Wolfsongs (2010)
  • The Earth Hath Voice (2011)
  • The Cherry Tree Carol
  • the contest of the ivy and the holly
  • Drop, drop slow tears
  • "Lock Is A Gate" (Art on the Underground) (2011)
  • "The Earth Hath Voice" (2011)
  • "Rhymes and Charms for Fly-Away Things" (2011)
  • "Graininess and Sheen (2011)
  • " badluckbirds" (2012)
  • "Winning by Daylight" (2012)
  • "where the marsh plants grow" (2012)
  • "Night-time songs" (2012)
  • "Woodwose" (2013)
  • "Dart's Love: a wild swimming chamber opera" (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPA commissions new work from British Composer Awards winner Kerry Andrew" (Press release). Music Publishers Association. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  2. ^ George Hall (2008-01-25). "PLG Young Artists (Purcell Room, London)". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 

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