A native of Fairbanks, Alaska and currently based in Brooklyn, ANDIE TANNING SPRINGER is a violinist specializing in contemporary music. A founder and co-director of new music ensembles TRANSIT and Redshift, Andie is also a member of Hotel Elefant and has performed and recorded with such bands as Redhooker, Arturo en el Barco, Phthia, Pearl and the Beard, and The Threefifty Duo. Andie has also had the pleasure of performing with David Byrne, Victoire, Ensemble de Sade, Anti-Social Music, Wordless Music Orchestra, Argento Ensemble, and American Opera Projects. She is a member the New York City Players and tours with their production of Richard Maxwell’s theater piece, “Neutral Hero.”
As a soloist, Springer has premiered and commissioned numerous works for violin including For Andie Springer by Robert Ashley, Dandelion by Mary Kouyoumdjian, The Warmth of Other Suns, by Leaha Villareal, Mixtape for the Summer of 1963 by Matt Marks, and Stealing an Image by Bryan Jacobs. Other artists Andie has worked closely with include Chinary Ung, Anthony Braxton, Robert Rowe, Tristan Perich, Richard Carrick, Jad Abumrad, and members of Bang on a Can and eighth blackbird.
Recent highlights include learning the mandolin, working with student composers at CalState East Bay, performing with TRANSIT in Homer, Alaska at the Wild Shore Festival for New Music, making debuts on music box and clave, and being referred to as “the best joining of human and machine since RoboCop” (I Care If You Listen).
She earned her B.F.A. at Carnegie Mellon University with Professor Andres Cardenes, and her M.F.A. at New York University with Professor Arturo Delmoni. She has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Strings Festival Orchestra in Steamboat Springs, Orchestra for a New Century, and Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, and her playing has been broadcast on stations WQED FM, KUAC FM, WBGO FM, WBAI FM and WFMU FM. She enjoys teaching and is currently on the faculty the Larchmont Music Academy. www.andiespringer.com