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Andrew Durkin

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Andrew Durkin is a hack composer and pseudo-intellectual living in Los Angeles. His main project is the acoustic jazz eleventet, the Industrial Jazz Group. He has scored several films and videos, including the award winning shorts Fish and Lunch by Sarah Jane Shute. He was once a member of the (now-defunct) vocal ensemble, the Evelyn Situation. Some folks also claim that he has written a rock opera, a screenplay, and an innovative arrangement of Stephen Sondheim's score for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He studied composition with his CD player, and before that, with his turntable.

Durkin's doctoral dissertation, Decomposition: A Critique of Musical Authorship and Authenticity, may be published someday. When the sun comes up he puts on the hat of a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Southern California's Institute for Multimedia Literacy, where he spends most of his time reading about and fiddling with new technology.

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