Laura Andel

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Laura Andel (born 1968) is an Argentine musician, conductor and composer.

Biography[edit]

Laura Andel was born in Argentina of Moldovian heritage, and began music lessons in Buenos Aires at the age of five. She played woodwind as a child and began to compose at an early age. She graduated from Escuela de Música Popular de Avellaneda in Buenos Aires with a degree in Tango performance, and in January 1993, she began the study of jazz composition and music for film at Berklee College of Music in Boston.[1]

After completing her studies, Andel moved to New York City in 2000 where she has worked as a composer and conductor. She is the leader of the Laura Andel Orchestra and has conducted her music in cities including New York, Boston, Buenos Aires, Caracas, and Berlin.[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • BMI Foundation-Jerry Harrington Jazz Composers Award
  • Rockefeller Foundation fellow at the Bellagio Study Center in Italy
  • Margaret Fairbank Jory Copying Assistance Program Grant from the American Music Center
  • Music Composition Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • Artist-in-residence at the MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, NH, 2002)
  • Artist-in-residence at Sacatar Foundation (Bahia, Brazil, 2003/2004)[2]

Works[edit]

Andel has focused on composing for large ensembles. Her compositions use elements from Jazz and classical music, and feature unusual combinations of instruments. Selected works include:

  • SomnambulisT'
  • In::Tension:..
  • Doble Mano
  • Apsides
  • In the midst
  • Noise Machine

Discography[edit]

Music recorded and released on CD includes:

  • Berklee Discover (1997)
  • SomnambulisT Orchestra SomnambulisT Red Toucan (2002)
  • Laura Andel Orchestra/Doble Mano
  • Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra In, Thru, and Out (2003)
  • Amalgam(e) 10 years of Red Toucan (2004)
  • Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra Celebration of the Spirit (2004)
  • Laura Andel Electric Percussive Orchestra/I n : : t e n s i o n : Rossbin Records (2005)

Independent releases:

  • Laura Andel Music for [+°-] 20 Musicians Music by Laura Andel (2000)
  • Laura Andel Jazz Orchestra Music by Laura Andel (1997)
  • Laura Andel & Oli Bott Jazz Orchestra Live in Berlin 1999 Music by Laura Andel and Oli Bott (1999)
  • Laura Andel & Oli Bott Jazz Orchestra Music by Laura Andel and Oli Bott (1998)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Laura Andel". Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Recordings". Retrieved 12 October 2010.