Andrew Hannon’s musical life is a combination of diverse influences. He composes for the concert stage and has performed in metal core bands. His music alternates between moments of violence and serenity creating an element of tension. In addition to musical tension, he incorporates technology as an aesthetic statement. For example, Two Lost Loves draws its material from anonymous voicemails, Night Watch transmits audio through audience’s smart devices, and News Flash uses a YouTube video as source material for audio and video.
His compositions are performed throughout the United States at SEAMUS, North American Saxophone Alliance national conference, College Music Society’s national conferences, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, and USF New Music Festival. His compositions are published by Warwick Music and Potenza Music. He strives to foster creative community by collaborating with performers and mentoring students.
Andrew earned his DMA in music composition from the University of South Carolina. His research focuses on composition pedagogy, fear and aural skills, and the music of Ligeti. He is Assistant Professor of Music Composition at Appalachian State University
in Boone, NC.