Interviews & Articles

Read a selection of interviews and articles published in newspapers, magazines, radio programs, art blogs, and online music publications.

ArtSake Blog

Laura Andel: Vivid Composition

by Dan Blask
Published by ArtSake Blog / MCC (Massachusetts Cultural Council)
Boston, MA, USA

When we first envisioned the MCC’s 40 Years of Fellowships video project, we wanted a title sequence that captured the excellence and innovative spirit of Massachusetts artists. Once we heard Laura Andel‘s (MCC Music Composition Fellow ’99) song Sao Dao, we knew it was the song we wanted: vivid, textured, and brilliantly alive.

Laura Andel Composer

Por los codos: Laura Andel

by Sergio Piccirilli
Published by El Intruso
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Las composiciones de Andel se exteriorizan al amparo de conceptos tan personales como de irrebatible argumentación, tales como la representación gráfica de sus obras (algunas de las cuales fueron incluidas en una exhibición colectiva de notación gráfica en la música contemporánea realizada en The Kitchen de New York) o la recurrencia a cambios aleatorios a los que denomina “organismos”, o mediante el concepto de cambios predecibles a los que identifica como “mecanismos”.

Beyond Tango

Beyond Tango: Laura Andel

by Rob Hochschild
Published by Berklee Online
Boston, MA, USA

Laura Andel is a composer whose work defies categorization. Her broad musical pallette sometimes blends Latin and Middle Eastern styles; other times it mixes Asian with American moods. There are moments when her music holds the seriousness of classical symphonic music, and then moves suddenly and seamlessly into wild flights of free improvisation.


Laura Andel Podcast

by David Garland
Published by Evening Music (WNYC)
New York, NY, USA

Visionary composer Laura Andel fills her other-worldly and dance-like music with “organisms and mechanisms.” Utilizing both electronic and acoustic textures, the Argentinian born (but New York-based) Andel seeks to expand our sense of time, form and perception through sound.

Revista Ñ

Para entender la nostalgia

by Pablo Ortiz
Published by Revista Ñ (Clarín)
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hay por lo menos tres generaciones de compositores argentinos que se fueron: una primera, que incluye a Mario Davidovsky y a Mauricio Kagel; una segunda, en la que hay muchísimos nombres, entre ellos Martin Matalon y Golijov; y finalmente, una más reciente, en la que se destacan Strasnoy, Benzecry, Andel, Baldini y Toledo.

Young Jazz Composers Move to the Forefront

Young Jazz Composers Move To The Forefront

by Willard Jenkins
Published by BMI MusicWorld Magazine
New York, NY, USA

There are a number of thirty-something jazz artists writing and arranging increasingly significant music. Among the newcomers are two examples of jazz unique exportability: Argentine composer Laura Andel, who recently copped the first BMI Foundation / Jerry Harrington Composers Award for her piece “El Pire” is one of them.