MUSIC COMPOSER | PERFORMER
Holland Andrews (they/them) is a vocalist, composer, producer, and performer whose work focuses on the abstraction of operatic and extended-technique voice to build cathartic and dissonant soundscapes. Andrews arranges music for voice, clarinet, and electronics and frequently highlights themes surrounding vulnerability and healing. Andrews harnesses these instruments’ innate qualities of power and elegance to serve as a cohesive vessel for these themes. As a vocalist, their influences stem from a dynamic range including contemporary opera, theater, and jazz, while also cultivating their own unique vocal style which integrates these influences with language disintegration, vocal distortion, and environmental ambience. Andrews previously performed solo music under the stage name Like a Villain.
In addition to creating solo work, Andrews composes and performs for dance, theater, and film, with artists such as Bill T. Jones, Dorothée Munyaneza, Will Rawls, Sonya Tayeh, Jenn Freeman, and poet Demian Dinéyazhi. Notable musical collaborations include Son Lux, Nils Frahm, Christina Vantzou, William Brittelle, Methods Body, West Thordson, Darian Donovan Thomas, and Eddy Kwon.
Their previous work also includes composing film scores for Rebeca Huntt’s BEBA and Sophie Compton and Reuben Hamlyn’s Another Body (awarded SXSW 2023 Documentary Feature Special Jury Award for Innovation in Storytelling).