Andrew Tholl is a composer, violinist, drummer, and improviser whose compositions have been played worldwide. He co-founded the Formalist Quartet, an ensemble dedicated to performing new repertoire, and is a member of wild Up as violinist, composer, and administrator. As a composer, Andrew explores the passage of time, the physicality of making music, memory, and diverse musical styles. He has been commissioned by wild Up, Gnarwhallaby, the New Century Players, Machine Project, and more. His works have been heard at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Complice, Princeton University, Gridlock, and the Hammer Museum. Andrew performs pop, rock, punk, noise and improvisational music as a violinist and drummer, with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Busta Rhymes, Scott Weiland, and more. Andrew currently plays and records with numerous artists and bands including Julia Holter and Ducktails.
Andrew holds degrees from Arizona State University, the University of Michigan, and the California Institute of the Arts. Currently, he teaches at Ventura College, Moorpark College, and the Pasadena Waldorf School. He lives in Los Angeles where he makes music for concert halls, art galleries, films, puppet shows, bars, garages, bedrooms, and coat closets.