photo © James Otto (2011)
Andy Ingamells is an experimental musician who develops unorthodox methods of composition that blur the line between composer and performer.
He has dispersed brief instructions via the internet to be interpreted and performed in over 30 different countries during a single day, filled taxis with recorder players reading traffic lights as musical notation, invented the game of violin cricket, and completed a marathon five-day performance-journey across Europe inspired by organ music.
His work has been performed in the National Portrait Gallery, the Handel & Hendrix House Museum and Café Oto in London, the Orgelpark and Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, the Lapidarium of Kings in Copenhagen, Walled City Festival in Derry, Wunderbar Festival in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Cheltenham International Music Festival.
His work has been described in TEMPO as “outstanding … demonstrating a skilful balance of compositional elements and performance qualities, with well-planned theatrical effects”.