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Classical: Minimalism Moods: Mood: Dreamy Electronic: Ambient Pop: New Wave Moods: Type: Experimental

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Andrew Shapiro

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 throughout North America and Europe 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 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 two solo piano albums, Intimate Casual (2012) and Numbers, Colors and People (2009) were created with Philip Glass producer Michael Riesman.

He writes original music for notable film and theater projects, and his music has appeared 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, 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.

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