Andrew Noseworthy

PhD Student
Composition
Office: TC 330
Email: anosewo3@uwo.ca


 

Andrew Noseworthy is a Canadian composer, guitarist and arranger whose work creates a place for unheard voices within unlikely ensembles and underplayed instruments. His music addresses the struggles of accepting or rejecting 'locality' while drawing from experiences of isolation within his hometown of Labrador West, the tight-knit arts community of St John's, Newfoundland and the expansive scenes in New York City.

Communal engagements in these vastly different locations has led to Andrew's music being featured at venues such as Spectrum NYC, The Array Space (Toronto) and LSPU Hall (St John's); and premiered by fellow new music advocates such as Andrea Lodge, Bearthoven, Miki Sawada, Elizabeth Fleming, The Caution Tape Sound Collective (Toronto) and the Trinitas Chamber Ensemble (NL). With fellow composer/guitarist Aaron Garcia, Andrew is the co-founder of experimental hardcore duo this place is actually the worst and DIY label people | place | records; both projects that connect communities existing in “new music” and “hardcore/electronic” realms while rooted in DIY ethos.

Andrew is a frequent collaborator of choreographers/dancers/filmmakers Angie Moon, Abraham Texidor and Norberto Collazo; and photo-based artist Tanea Hynes. His short film  collaboration with Moon, “Sticky Geraniums”, was featured during the 2017 NYC Independent Film Festival; while his work with Texidor and Collazo (both of NA2 Dance Theater) has been featured during multiple FUERZAfest Latinx LGBTQ Festivals. As a performer, Andrew primarily performs the music of fellow emerging composers. He is a longtime collaborator of Toronto-based composer Bekah Simms, who's debut release on the Centrediscs label, "impurity chains", prominently features his playing.

Andrew holds degrees from Memorial University of Newfoundland and New York University's Steinhardt School, with previous mentors including Michael Gordon and Andrew Staniland. He is currently a PhD student in Music Composition at Western University, under the tutelage of Paul Frehner. He plans to focus his research on the concerns that arise from large form collaborations; particularly those featuring contributions from wide ranging community backgrounds.

His music can be heard at: peopleplacesrecords.bandcamp.com and soundcloud.com/anmusiccomposer