Andrew Tholl

Andrew ThollAndrew Tholl is a violinist and composer from Phoenix, Arizona.  As both a soloist and chamber musician, he is dedicated to the performance of new music as well as the collaborative process between composer and performer.  Andrew is a member of the collective Inauthentica, the New Century Players, and formalist quartet, which he co-founded in 2006.  Compositionally, his interest lies in the exploration of the passage of time, the physicality of making music, noise, nostalgia, and the merging of diverse musical styles.  Both his performances and compositions have been heard across the United States and Europe.  He holds degrees from Arizona State University, the University of Michigan and the California Institute of the Arts.  Additionally, he maintains a second musical life as a drummer and improviser, having played with the bands Paper Tiger Trio, and The Teeth.  He is currently pursuing a D.M.A in composition and performance at the California Institute of the Arts and working on his first solo CD release.  Andrew lives in Los Angeles, where he is involved with music for concert halls, art galleries, films, puppet shows, bars, garages, and bedrooms.

The Program for Gridlock 3.0 featured:

Neurosis Sketches by Lisa Coons (solo violin) ca. 10′ – Canadian Premiere

Koan by James Tenney (solo violin) ca. 15′

my memories are never an accurate representation by Andrew Tholl (solo violin)  ca. 45″ – Canadian Premiere

clogs by Ben Mayock (solo violin with cd playback) ca. 10′ – Canadian Premiere

More information on Andrew can be found here.

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