Andrew Durkin

Andrew Durkin, a self-described hack composer and pseudo-intellectual who lives in Los Angeles, is Andrew Durkin. The Industrial Jazz Group is his main project. He has scored many films and videos, including the award-winning shorts Fish and Lunch by Sarah Jane Shute. He was once part of the now-defunct vocal group, the Evelyn Situation. He is also credited with writing a rock opera, screenplay and an innovative arrangement for Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to The Forum. His CD player was his first instrument, while his turntable was his second. Durkin’s doctoral dissertation, Decomposition. A Critique of Musical Authorship, and Authenticity, could be published one day. He is currently working as a project specialist for the University of Southern California’s Institute for Multimedia Literacy. His current projects include The Untimely Death of Frank Zappa as a DVD production and essays on jazz, culture and aesthetics entitled The Revolution Will not Be Linear. He also enjoys his free time (huh? He reviews jazz CDs on the All About Jazz website. He is currently transcribing Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht to Project Gutenberg. From

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