A contemporary chamber group who plays electroacoustic music to films like Night of the Living Dead, Nosferatu, Vampyr and Phantom of the Opera. There work as has been shown internationally, in Canada and Paris as well as countless shows around the United States. They have played twice at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and twice have been Artist in Residence at the University of Illinois. The Andrew Alden Ensemble is based in Detroit, MI.
Andrew Alden Ensemble
Composer, percussion, piano and vibraphone
Andrew Alden (Founder) is a multimedia artist from New England. He studied film scoring and composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he received a bachelor’s degree in composition. Andrew's work has been shown nationally and internationally, on NBC, at La MaMa Experimental Theatre, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Berklee College of Music, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Greentopia Film Festival, Illinois Music Educators Conference, and as part of Nuit Blanche in Paris. He has twice been an Artist in Residence at the University of Illinois, Champaign.
Electric bass and Electric guitar
Cody Wansedel is an electric bass and guitar player from Michigan. He’s played with various ensembles at many prestigious venues around the United States, including the historic Proctors Theater in Schenectady and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Cody also composes experimental music for the Detroit-based rock outfit, Just Plurals.
Saxophones and electric guitar
Matthew is a saxophonist and guitarist from Warren, Michigan. His background stems from playing in rock bands from 2009-present. He studied music at Wayne State University from 2010-2013. Matthew currently performs in Detroit rock bands Ancient Language and Just Plurals in addition to the Andrew Alden Ensemble. His saxophone style is inspired by classical and pop styles. His guitar style was forged in ‘90s punk and love for formless harsh noise.
Trevor is a guitarist from the greater Detroit area of Michigan. Independently trained, he has played numerous shows in Michigan and the surrounding states with the Andrew Alden Ensemble and rock band Just Plurals. He draws inspiration from a wide range of sources; from experimental artists like The Residents to progressive groups like King Crimson.
Beltrán Del Campo
Violin and Viola