Andy Brick is a prolific composer, conductor and
symphonist of music
for such popular video game titles as Sim City,
Stranglehold, Sims 2, Arc The Lad , KidPix Deluxe,
and the Kingdom Series. He has conducted and orchestrated both
and recorded soundtracks for Super Mario Bros., Halo ,
Portal 2, Mafia 2, and the
Civilization V Series of games.
Andy's scores have appeared in a number of animated feature and short films including Little Mermaid II, The Lady and The Tramp II, and the Academy Award nominated Runaway. In 2007 Andy was commissioned by Walt Disney to compose and conduct music for Sinbad's Storybook Adventure. In 2008 Disney/ABC Television again commissioned Andy to write new music for ABC's legendary Schoolhouse Rock series. His Tone Poem The Story of The Red Rose was used in its entirety on the film of the same name and earned him best original score for the film which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2011 his score for the independent film SHIFT helped that film earn the highest of artistic accolades when it was acquired as part of the permanent film exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami.
CONCERT MUSIC: In October 2004 Andy received his first
concert commission. The resulting work entitled “Gygrans
performed live by the Moravian Philharmonic. In June 2005
Andy won the
prestigious “Masterworks of the New Era” award for his
composition “Hungarian Overture”. The work was recorded by
Philharmonic and released on the ERM label and distributed
in all major
retail outlets throughout the US and Europe. In 2010 Andy
to compose and arrange a concert of brand new string
quartets for the
Peter de Grote festival in Holland and in 2014 Andy
completed work on
his first symphony.
CONDUCTOR: In 2003 Brick set a historic milestone
Czech National Symphony Orchestra in the world's first
Music concert at the Gewandaus, Leipzig Germany to a sol
out audience. Andy wrote the fanfare to this historic
that featured his music for Merregnon II. He served as the
conductor and music director of the ensuing concert series
repeatedly sold out performances from 2003-2008. In 2009
Andy Brick was
appointed Principal Conductor and Music Director of the
celebrated "Play! A Video Game Symphony" As a champion of
game music, Brick has conducted over 110 games soundtracks
orchestras including The Seattle Symphony, The National
Symphony of the
United States, The Czech National Symphony, The North
Symphony, The Vancouver Symphony, The Calgary
Philharmonic, The Omaha
Symphony and others. In Print, Andy has been the featured
the New York Times article "A Composer Gives Video Games a
Life" and was the featured "Songwriter" in Billboard
"Brick Brings Videogame Scores to Life with Orchestra"
Prior to his
U.S. conducting debut, Andy was selected as the featured
the "Young, Gifted, and Engaged" issue of SYMPHONY
Andy Brick is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he studied Composition with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Leslie Basset. Brick continued his studies in composition and theory at Mannes College of Music, New York and studied conducting privately with Maestro Paul Lustig Dunkel of the American Composers Orchestra and orchestration with famed Disney orchestrator Danny Troob. He currently serves as Distinguished Associate Professor of Music at Stevens Institute of Technology.
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