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Andrew Watts

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Andrew Watts

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Adhocracies, for chamber orchestra with dual soprano soloists


Andrew Watts’ works, from chamber and symphonic music to multimedia and electro-acoustic, are actively performed throughout the US and Europe. His compositions have been premiered at world-renowned venues such as Ravinia, the MFA Boston, Jordan Hall, and the Holywell Music Room. In the past few years Mr. Watts has written for top musicians and ensembles including Distractfold Ensemble, RAGE Thormbones, Splinter Reeds, Quince, Line Upon Line Percussion, Tony Arnold, Séverine Ballon, and the LA Percussion Quartet. In 2017-2018 he will be writing new vocal ensemble piece for Ekmeles and a large chamber piece for Ensemble Proton Bern. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Stanford studying with Brian Ferneyhough and working towards a D.M.A. in Composition. Mr. Watts received his Master's with distinction from Oxford and his Bachelor's with academic honors from the New England Conservatory. He has been a featured composer at the Cheltenham Music Festival (England), the 48th International Summer Course for New Music at Darmstadt (Germany), the Composit Festival (Italy), the Biennial Ostrava Days Institute (Czech Republic), the highSCORE Festival (Italy), the Wellesley Composers Conference (USA), the Etchings Festival (France), Fresh Inc. Festival (USA), New Music on the Point (USA), and the Atlantic Music Festival (USA).  

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