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Andrew Rahman is a musician, composer, producer, mix engineer, pianist, guitarist, songwriter, technologist and educator. Born in Toledo, OH, Andrew is the first in six generations (all the way back to immigration) to venture out of this small town.
Beginning as a metal guitarist, Andrew has written 3 albums and 3 EPs and toured the East Coast with several bands. Moving away from aggression and toward ambient music he ventured off on his own using heavily processed guitar as a means of creating dense textural soundscapes of improvisation, à la composers Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Peter Garland, and Terry Riley. With his emotional palette and technical skills broadened he joined Shin Tower Music, a neo-tribal electronic dance ensemble, playing beside Star Slinger, Braids, and Baths.
After moving to LA in 2011 Andrew began DJing for rapper Alleyes Manifest, performing live on KillRadio and playing beside Groundislava and Shlohmo. In 2012 he then moved to the Bay Area an began co-organizing the SF Ableton User Group with Ableton Certified Trainer Lenny Kiser. This lead to an opportunity to teach Ableton 101 at Lenny’s school, Sequence One, in Lake Merritt, CA.
In 2014 Andrew started his own business designing sound, composing, and producing music for hire, working along side Mr. Carmack, Mikos da Gawd, Natasha Kmeto, and StarRo. Later that year he co-founded Coma Cartel, an experimental pop music project, with lead producer Will Marshall.
In 2015 Andrew attended the University of California, Berkeley to expand his musical skills. During this time he received over $32,000 of funding to research the use of impulse responses in 3D audio, and was published five times.
Andrew’s work has always been steeped in technology, from tube amps and analog guitar pedals, through drum machines and Ableton Live, to Max MSP and Ambisonics. He finds his calling functioning as a sonic midwife, helping to bring the visions of others to fruition.
He currently lives in Berlin, Germany coding generative music for a startup and co-managing the Spatial Media Lab, a collective of artists, entrepreneurs, and technologist focused on creating and share spatial media content with a vision.