Andy Brick

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Andy Brick is a prolific composer, conductor and symphonist of music for film, television, live concerts and interactive games. He has extensive experience composing and recording live and midi orchestral scores for cinematic soundtracks and is a winner of numerous prestigious awards for his original music, including ASCAP Film Composer Award, ASCAP Popular Music Award, and CINE Golden Eagle Award.

Andy Brick’s award-winning music has enhanced a variety of critically acclaimed films including Chatham County, The Story of the Red Rose (Sundance Film Festival), and Uphill All The Way featuring Susan Sarandon. As the protege of Walt Disney Pictures’ Senior Composer and Orchestrator Danny Troob, Brick wrote scores for animated movies such as Little Mermaid II and The Lady and The Tramp II. Earlier this year, Brick completed orchestration for the TV movie The Music Man (ABC) featuring Matthew Broderick.

Brick has composed music for Game projects by Electronic Arts, Sony, Interplay, Broderbund, Saffire, Mattel, and Konami and 3DO. His game score credits include Rick Dyer’s (of Dragon’s Lair fame) The Far Reaches, for which a bonus soundtrack album of Brick’s music was released. He also scored Dyer’s epic Tolkien-like fantasy adventure Kingdom II: Shadoan released on PC and PlayStation 2. In 2002, Brick provided new music for the US release of Arc The Lad Collection (Working Designs), one of the best-selling RPG videogame series in Japan. Furthermore he has written music for the groundbreaking game music symphony album Merregnon II (www.merregnon.com) recorded with The Prague Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Choir. As Music Director/Composer, Conductor and Senior Orchestrator, Brick worked alongside producer Thomas Boecker, and veteran game composers Yuzo Koshiro (Shenmue) and Chris Huelsbeck (Star Wars: Rogue Squadron). In 2003, Brick scored two of the years largest blockbuster game titles Sim City Rush Hour and the highly anticipated Sims 2. Brick’s score for Rush Hour was recorded with the 80 member Moravian Philharmonic. Sims 2 was performed and recorded under the direction of Mr. Brick with the 110 member Bratislava Symphony. After high accolades for his score for Rush Hour, expectations are grand for the spring 2004 release of Sims 2 In 2004 Brick will be leading the way in orchestral game music once again as composer, orchestrator and conductor of the 2004 Symphonic Game Music Concert.

In August 2003 Brick conducted the World’s first symphonic concert featureing music from Western and Japanese videogames held at Gewandaus, Leipzig Germany to a sold out audience of over 2000. Brick scored the fanfare to this historic concert event performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, which officially opened GC-Games Convention 2003, and his music for Merregnon II was also featured in a world premier suite. Brick has written extensively about recording live orchestras for game soundtracks in Game Developer magazine and other major industry publications. In the fall of 2003 Brick was featured in the New York Times. The article entitled “A Composer Gives Video Games a Musical Life” highlights the extraordinary career of this prolific composer. Just a few weeks prior, Brick was also the featured composer Billboard Magazine and in March 2004 was the featured conductor in Symphony Magazine

More information on Andy Brick is available online at www.andybrick.com




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