Andy Allen

last updated on 30/01/17

I am a London based composer. I have a masters in film composition from City University London and have worked extensively across a broad range of mediums (including films, adverts and live projects). I also play trumpet and sing professionally.

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Tracks

Destiny
ETA
Sea Breeze
Sumer Rain
Fruits Of Our Labour
Tinselitis
Addictive Personalities
Departures
That Familiar Scent Of Tea
A Beautiful Deception
The Blackout
Himalayas
Cutting Edge
Full Throttle
Telescope
Infernum In Caelum
Hold Your Hand Out, Naughty Boy
Tranquility
Estrangers
A Waste Of Time
Paper

Employment History

As a freelance musician I am technically self employed. I have, however, worked for a number of high profile clients including BAFTA, The National Welsh Orchestra and the London Young Persons Theatre Company (to name but a few).

Previously I have worked for City University London, the Hot House Music School and the Beinghuman arts organisation as an ensemble director, a teacher and admin assistant, respectively.

Affiliations

My affiliates (mostly past and current clients) include:
-BAFTA
-YPTC
-Wired4Music
-VQ Juice
-National Welsh Orchestra
-Forge Master Films
-Tailored Sessions
-Big Bang Music
-Alive Network
-City University
-Hot House Music Schools
-HYBU 1000 Voices
-LSO
-Beinghuman
-Love Hairdressing
-Numerous indépendant directors and projects...

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Content

Industry Awards

I have been invited as a guest artist three times to the International Association Of Jazz Educators Conference in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto respectively.

Education

Masters Degree

Master of Composing For Moving Images with honours - City University London



Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Music with honours – City University London



A Levels

4 A levels, all at higher grade



GCSE

10 GCSEs, all at higher grade

Technical Equipment

I have a modest home studio set up, geared towards mixing and creating tracks from sample instruments. For larger recording projects I have access to a larger, professional studio with array of industry standard equipment.



I also own a large collection of live performance gear, including a PA system (with mics), stage pianos, drum kit, guitar and bass amps etc.

Other Skills / Additional Information

My main interests outside of music are photography and cinema.

I am an accomplished photographer with a great deal of experience in Adobe Photoshop.

As a supplement to my Masters Degree I undertook a course in film-making, liaising with industry professionals.