Andi Spicer

Electroacoustic Composer

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Andi Spicer (born 1959 in Birmingham, U.K.), is a British electroacoustic classical music composer who uses electronics in his compositions.

He lived in Johannesburg, South Africa between 1996 and 2003, after which he moved back to England. Since then he has been a member of the New Music Brighton and London Forum collectives of composers in the UK. His compositions have been featured at the Brighton Festival, Soundwaves Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, COMA Summer School, Bille en TĂȘte Festival (Musique En Roue Libre) in Arras, France and at the All Ears Contemporary Music Festival in London, as well as at the Grahamstown Festival in South Africa and performed elsewhere in France, Sweden, Austria, Mexico and the U.S.

He is largely self-taught, although he took private lessons in composition and music theory with South African composer Martin Watt at the University of the Witwatersrand and composition workshops with British composer Michael Finnissy. His music uses serialist techniques, improvisation, graphic notation, electronics and emphasizes surface textures, but is also influenced by southern African and Asian world music.

Recent works have explored live electronics and acoustic instrument blends, including midi instruments. Since the beginning of 2006, he has worked closely with French woodwind and electronic music soloist Julien Feltrin. Spicer has also worked with London-based percussion ensemble Brake Drum Assembly.

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