Ford, Andrew

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Andrew Ford


Born: 1957

Country: Liverpool, England - Emigrated to Australia

Studies: St Olave, University of Lancaster

Teachers: Edward Cowie, John Buller


Andrew Ford is a composer, writer and broadcaster, and has won awards in all three capacities, including the 2004 Paul Lowin Prize for his song cycle Learning to Howl, a 2010 Green Room Award for his opera Rembrandt's Wife and the 2012 Albert H Maggs Prize for his large ensemble piece, Rauha. His music has been played throughout Australia and in more than 40 countries around the world. He was composer-in-residence with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (1992–94), Peggy Glanville-Hicks Fellow (1998–2000), Australia Council Music Board Fellow (2005–06) and resident composer at ANAM in 2009. In April 2014 he was Poynter Fellow and Visiting Composer at Yale University. A former academic, Ford has written widely on all manner of music and published eight books, most recently Earth Dances: music in search of the primitive (2015). He has written, presented and co-produced four radio series, including Illegal Harmonies and Dots on the Landscape, and since 1995 he has presented The Music Show each Saturday morning on ABC Radio National.[1]

Works for Percussion

A Walk to the Japanese Garden - Vibraphone; Voice - Soprano
After the Ball Was Over - Percussion Quartet
Alchemy (Ford) - Marimba Quartet; Bass Clarinet
Boat Song - Marimba; Bass Clarinet
Composition in Blue, Grey and Pink - Multiple Percussion
Getting Blue - Vibraphone; Alto Saxophone
Jouissance - Vibraphone; Trumpets (2)
Mondriaan - Multiple Percussion; Flute
Palindrome: Jesus Meets St Veronica - Multiple Percussion; Clarinet; Bass
Soave sia il vento - Percussion Duo - Marimba/Vibraphone
Tattoo - Percussion Sextet (12 Timpani); 4 Pianos
The Armed Man - Multiple Percussion
The Art of Puffing: 17 elegies for Thomas Chatterton - Multiple Percussion; Bass Clarinet or Alto Saxophone
The Crantock Gulls - Percussion Duo
War and Peace - Marimba; Violin
Winterreise - Multiple Percussion - Sleigh Bells Solo
You Must Sleep, but I Must Dance - Multiple Percussion; Viola