Harnessing the chugging, energetic sounds of contemporary Post-Modernism as a starting point, Andres R. Luz develops his artistic idiom from the legacy of music history stretching back to Medieval and Renaissance stylistic practices up to those of the present-day.
Among the many influences that inform his music, Mr. Luz cites folkloric elements of his Filipino-American heritage which have served as the source inspiration for a number
of his works, including the concertante piece for marimba solo and mixed ensemble, bulacan_polymorphic (2011), two movements from the Divertimento for string quintet
(in-progress), and [Micro/Industrious] for chamber orchestra (2015).
Mr. Luz studied with Jeffrey Miller at California State University, East Bay, in Hayward, CA (B.A. Music, magna cum laude, 2013) and pursued private studies in electroacoustic music with Ian Dicke. Additionally, he has attended master classes with Hannah Lash, P.Q. Phan, Zae Munn, Paul Salerni, Libby Larsen, and Melinda Wagner.
Andres Luz completed the Master of Music Composition at the University of Redlands in 2016, having received instruction from Anthony Suter and Andre Myers. Mr. Luz was also inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, Sigma Chapter, at the University of Redlands.
Andres Luz is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Composition at the
University of Georgia, Athens, studying with Adrian Childs, Peter Van Zandt Lane,
and Emily Koh. He also functions as the Assistant Director of the Dancz Center for New Music to provide technical support and instruction at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.
"You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings about being alive, to set down... some sort of permanent statement about the way it feels to live now, today."
--Aaron Copland (1900-1990)