April 10, 2007

Drew Schnurr: Composer
(Persee Orchestrated Perception)

Filed under: Artist Bios — persee @ 5:16 pm

Drew Schnurr is a composer and performer based in Downtown Los Angeles. Over the past nine years his composition work has been performed in select national venues, while his scoring and sound design work has been featured on various television networks.

He is acclaimed as an innovative solo performer playing traditional stringed instruments mixed with fascinating electronic sounds in live improvisation. His current work engages multiple levels of visual, music, and social culture, seeking to inspire and stimulate, while encouraging critical awareness, and motivating creative thought.

Drew has performed across the US, Europe, Japan and with symphony orchestras including the Los Angeles Camarata Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony and Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. He has also composed for performances at the Ford Amphitheatre, Harris Hall, and for the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company and the International Design Conference Aspen. His entertainment sound design and composing clients include Wieden + Kennedy, Nike, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Entertainment and Much Music USA.

Drew currently teaches, Sound Design and Sonic Visual Aesthetics at UCLA’s DMA program and Electronic Music at El Camino College. He studied music at Western Michigan University and was recipient of a Masters in Music Performance from the School of Music at the University of Southern California.

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