Personal Andrew Seager Cole

... is a composer, guitarist, and media artist living in Kansas City, Missouri. His music draws from a diverse range of influences from glitch and ecoacoustics to folk music and Jazz. However, the combination of technology and the arts lies at the heart of all of his endeavors. He has written contemporary acoustic and electro-acoustic music, collaborated with film makers, directors, artists, dancers, and taken part in a number of interactive instillations. He is a founding member of the Baltimore based new music group AfterNow and was the vice president of the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance for two years.

Andrew has just returned to the US from Wellington, New Zealand where he was a 2013 Fulbright Fellow. While in New Zealand Andrew studied soundscape and multichannel composition at the New Zealand School of Music. His project involved traveling throughout the country and recording both natural and urban sounds.

He is the recipient of several awards including first place in the 2008 National Association of Composers USA Young Composers Compeition, the Otto Ortman award, the Robert Hall Lewis award, a computer music graduate assistantship at the Peabody Conservatory, and First Place in the 2006 Prix d' Ete competition. In 2001 he received a Strategic Planning Grant from Goucher College for the Perpendicular Dialogues multimedia exhibition. The dance and music elements of the exhibition were eventually taken to the Edinborough Dance Festival.

His works have been performed throughout the world at events and festivals such as June in Buffalo, The International Computer Music Conference, and Connecticut College's Symposium on Art and Technology, Brooklyn College's International Electroacoustic Music Festival, the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, the National Flue Association Conference, the Mer!Klang Festival in Frieberg Germany, the Soundscape festival, the Cortona Sessions, the San Francisco Contemporary Festival, and the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music United States Conference. His works have been performed by The Da Capo Chamber Players, Ensemble Surplus, the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, Stanley Alexandrowicz, The Lawrence University Wind Ensemble, Members of Eighth Blackbird, and many others.

Andrew has a DMA from the University of Missouri Kansas City. Where he was a Chancellor's Doctoral Fellow, MM's in Computer Music and Composition at Peabody Conservatory, and a BA in philosophy and music at Goucher college. Until the summer of 2008 he worked as the Johns Hopkins Unversity Digital Media Center's Digital Audio Specialist. He has taught digital media at Johns Hopkins University and electronic music at Loyola College of Maryland, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Kansas City Kansas Community College. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Music at the University of Central Missouri where he teaches music technology and composition.

Andrew is also an avid hiker and runner, and has particularly enjoyed multi-day "tramps" in New Zealand's beautiful National Forests and Parks.
Contact: andrew [at] twocomposers.org