The Art Of The Piano: Andrew Shapiro

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Gallery 345 says
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 8 pm
$20; $10 Students
Reserve tickets at info@gallery345.com

"a warm blend of spare, classically influenced pieces with just enough pop sensibility to make them accessible...it shimmers in its minimalist strokes." -Arkansas Democrat Gazette

“Very cool music...I love this piano etude that I’m listening to as I write this...I’m reminded of bits of [Steve] Reich, [Philip] Glass, Sigur Ros, Cocteau Twins and Radiohead, intertwined with an aching longing and lots of integrity.” - Vernon Reid, Living Colour

Andrew Shapiro is a composer and songwriter who blends his two biggest musical influences: '80s New Wave pop and Philip Glass minimalism.

Shapiro's music is regularly played on radio worldwide and he has been featured in The New Yorker, ABC News, CNN, Gramophone, and Daily Candy. His cinematic piano track Mint Green has proved wildly popular with a Pandora play count of over 6.5 million.

His moody synth-pop debut album, Invisible Days, was chosen as one of the "Top 12" independently produced recordings of 2003 by Performing Songwriter magazine. Shapiro's three solo piano albums, Intimate Casual (2012), Numbers, Colors and People (2009) and Piano 3 (2016) were created with Philip Glass producer Michael Riesman.

Pink Jean Mint Green, a synthpop album featuring a collaboration with acclaimed author Neil Gaiman, is set for release on June 24, 2016.

He writes original music for notable film and theater projects, and his music appears in a wide variety of national and international film and television productions ranging from reality TV to a Clio Award-winning spot for cancer awareness.
Performance highlights include The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), the Exit Festival (Serbia), TED, Bard College, Joe's Pub, Gracie Mansion, Bargemusic and the Wordless Music Series at Le Poisson Rouge, New York. He was also the subject of an extensive profile in the New York Times entitled "Quarter Pounder With Keys" for his weekly Sunday solo piano performances at McDonald's in downtown Manhattan.

Shapiro is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Raised in Larchmont, NY, he lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with his wife and son.

www.andrewshapiro.com
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