Andrew Noseworthy

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


Andrew Noseworthy is a Canadian composer, guitarist and arranger whose work focuses on creating a place for unheard musical voices. His music addresses the accepting/rejecting of 'locality', 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 Bang on a Can LOUD Weekend, Spectrum NYC, The Array Space and the St John's International Sound Symposium. His work has been premiered by fellow new music advocates such as Andrea Lodge, Bearthoven, Greg Bruce, Elizabeth Fleming, Din of Shadows and The Caution Tape Sound Collective.

In collaboration with 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. As a frequent collaborator of choreographers/dancers/filmmakers Angie Moon, Abraham Texidor and Norberto Collazo, Andrew's music for film and dance has been featured during the 2017 NYC Independent Film Festival and multiple FUERZAfest Latinx LGBTQ Festivals respectively.

As an electric guitarist, Andrew primarily performs the music of fellow emerging composers. He is a longtime collaborator of Toronto-based composer Bekah Simms; and his playing is prominently featured on her Centrediscs debut, impurity chains, including the Juno-nominated piece, Granitic. In 2019 Andrew joined Contact Contemporary Music for performances that included Brian Eno's Discreet Music at the Bang on a Can LOUD Weekend, as well as new arrangements of music by Bowie/Eno/Fripp/Budd with Evan Ziporyn at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Intersection in Toronto.

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 Candidate in Music Composition at Western University, under the tutelage of Paul Frehner. He plans to focus his research on the concerns of equity that arise from large form collaborations, and particularly those featuring contributions from wide ranging community backgrounds.

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