Andrew Harlan (b. 1995) is an experimental composer and bassist with recent work focusing on ideas of proximity, physicality, and spatial perception. He has studied with Marti Epstein, Steven Kazuo Takasugi, Marek Poliks, Aaron Helgeson, Curtis K. Hughes, and Jan Swafford. In addition, he has participated in lessons, masterclasses, and workshops with Stefano Gervasoni, Vinko Globokar, Rand Steiger, and Marianthi Papalexandri-alexandri.
Current and previous collaborations include – Loadbang, The Boston Musica Viva, Erik Drescher, The Boston Conservatory Contemporary Music Ensemble, Callithumpian Consort, Wind-Up Elephant, and The Wet Ink Ensemble. He has been awarded first prize in the 2017 Loadbang Commissioning Competition, the 2015-2016 Boston Conservatory Sinfonietta Composition Competition, and was selected as a finalist for the 2017 BMI student composer awards. His music has been featured in festivals such as Yellow Barn Young Artists Program, Valencia International Performance Academy, Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice, and the Wellesley Composers Conference. Harlan holds a bachelors of music in composition from The Boston Conservatory and in 2017, will begin his M.A./Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley where he will work with Franck Bedrossian, Ken Ueno, Cindy Cox, and Edmund Campion.