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The Andrew Alden Ensemble is a contemporary and electronic chamber music group from Rochester, NY. Their goal is to bring forth new music for chamber music and film. The ensemble produces textual scores for film and performs them in front of a live audience to transform the picture with new sounds and experiences.

The Andrew Alden Ensemble brings together a fascinating collaboration of rock music and contemporary classical composition including percussion, synthesizer, piano, violin, cello and electronic production.

Their music combines the influence of Steve Reich, Philip Glass, David Lang, Radiohead, Velvet Underground and Krzysvtof Penderecki to create beautiful and haunting landscapes.

They have produced and performed scores of the following films:

Nosferatu (1922)
Cyrano De Bergerac (1923)
The Lost World (1925)
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
The General (1926)
Vampyr (1932)
Carnival of Souls (1962)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Hausu [House] (1977)
The Shining [Backward & Forward] (1980)

Buster Keaton Shorts:

One Week (1920)
Haunted House (1921)
Cops (1922)
The Blacksmith (1922)


Composer: Andrew Alden

Piano/synthesizer/drums: Andrew Alden
Violin: Ben Kronk
Cello: Philip Lee
Cello: Nathaniel Ortega

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If you would like to book the Andrew Alden Ensemble at your theater or gallery, or need further promotional materials, please contact Teresa Alden at andrewaldenensemble@gmail.com