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Hi I’m Andy.

I’m a percussionist, conductor, professor, and collaborator living in Knoxville, TN.

Below, I share my creative journey as an artist, with a focus on intentionality, technology, and community.

The Pieces That Fall to Earth - Christopher Cerrone + Wild Up

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I’m really happy for my friend Christopher Cerrone for his new release with LA-based Wild Up, out now on New Amsterdam Records. I’ve been listening to the album now that I’m back home from IL this week and am really enjoying the extended work, which comprises three vocal cycles. In fact, today NPR Classical named it one of their top albums for July.

I’ve loved Chris’ music for quite some time. We recently played his percussion quartet + voice Goldbeater’s Skin at the Nief-Norf Summer Festival in June, and I have a performance of his new ambient percussion solo A Natural History of Vacant Lots lined up for my 2019-20 season. If you’re looking for a soundtrack for your work this week, I highly recommend checking this out and supporting these folks.

Andy Bliss