ANDREW SHAPIRO is a composer and songwriter who blends his two biggest musical influences: '80s New Wave pop and Philip Glass minimalism.
Shapiro's music is regularly played on radio throughout North America and Europe and he has been featured in The New Yorker, ABC News, CNN, Gramophone, and Daily Candy. His cinematic piano track Mint Green has proved wildly popular with a Pandora play count of over 5 million.
His moody synth-pop debut album, Invisible Days, was chosen as one of the "Top 12" independently produced recordings of 2003 by Performing Songwriter magazine. Shapiro's two solo piano albums, Intimate Casual (2012) and Numbers, Colors and People (2009) were created with Philip Glass producer Michael Riesman.
Performance highlights include The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), the Exit Festival (Serbia), TED, Bard College, Joe's Pub, Gracie Mansion, Bargemusic and the Wordless Music Series at Le Poisson Rouge, New York. He was also the subject of an extensive profile in the New York Times entitled "Quarter Pounder With Keys" for his weekly Sunday solo piano performances at McDonald's in downtown Manhattan.
Shapiro is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Raised in Larchmont, NY, he lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
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|Airbox||Minimalism with whisper-like vocals. The texture suggests time-lapse or slowly evolving footage. Playful and evocative, this electronic, post-rock contemporary mix suggests the New York skyline or any modern cityscape. [...||
|Mint Green||This beautiful ambient piano track has over 5 million Pandora plays. It features a sublime piano performance by composer Andrew Shapiro. A reflective and very beautiful piano composition, Mint Green creates a...||
|Quiet Kissing (Solo Piano)||An intimate, delicate solo piano piece that sets a romantic mood. Sparse, reflective and mellow. Can also evoke a sense of solitude, being alone, melancholia. [Stock Music Library - Filmmaking, Videography, Documentary,...||
|Thirteen (Piano Version)||This beautiful solo piano piece recalls the Minimalist film music of Philip Glass. Thoughtful, yearning, this track evokes memories, photographs, reflection, a past love. This style of soundtrack works well with slowly...||
|Piano Duet No. 3||A beautiful piano piece that evokes the minimalist film scores of Philip Glass. There is a sense of romance, contemplation, dreaming with, perhaps, a touch of melancholy. Great for intimate scenes and in documentaries with...||
|Piano Selection One||A solo piano piece similar to the film music of Philip Glass. This track is steeped in the slowly evolving textures of the Minimalist style. It evokes slow motion or repetitive actions, fleeting images, memories, sky,...||
|Detectors in the Eyes||Dreamy electronic Art Pop with a mellow, floating male vocal. Minimalism meets neo-80's synth pop There is a feeling of celebration, release. Timelapse imagery, city footage, rolling landscapes, winter or the ocean...||
|Detectors in the Eyes (Instrumental)||Electronic Art Pop, Mid-Tempo, Ominous, Build Up, Dark Winter, Celebration||
|Intimate||Ambient, Atmospheric, Washed Out, Faded Piano Composition||
|Long Coda||Electronic, Ambient, Atmospheric, Distorted Beat, Underwater||
|Orange 1||An understated wash of color, this minimalist track is great for slow-motion footage, close-up photography, anywhere where you are taking time with the subject. Also motion and repetitive movement can be underscored...||
|Orange 2||An understated wash of color, this track is great for slowly evolving footage, close-up photography, anywhere where you are taking time and examining the subject matter. Also motion and repetitive movement can be...||
|Orange 3||A quietly evolving track, this minimalist texture is great for slow-motion footage, close-up photography or when you’re in close examining the subject matter. Also motion and repetitive movement can be...||
|Andrew Andrew||Electronic, Drowned Out, Calming, Mellow Mood, Lighter Feel, Relaxing||
|Quick||Electronic, Ambient, Atmospheric, Mellow Mood, Wintery, Post-Rock Like, Ocean, Burning Slow And Long||
|Casual||Piano Song, Delicate, Calming, Mellow Mood, Underwater, Ambient, Uplifting, Inspirational||
|Violin Sonata - The High Line at Morning||This song reflects back on the past while managing to create a modern soundtrack sound. Images of turn-of-the-century America come to mind. Immigrants, the new land, old New York. There is a feeling of Thanksgiving,...||
|Violin Sonata - The High Line at Night||A lyrical, romantic piece evoking the wonders of the world. Humanity, Beauty, Nature, Goodness, a Memory. Violin and piano are the featured instruments. [ Stock Music Library - Filmmaking, Videography, Nature...||
|Violin Sonata - The High Line at Day||This track sounds like a PBS historical documentary soundtrack. Great for still photography, historical footage, old New York, turn of the century footage. Uplifting and festive, it features Violin and Piano. [ Stock...||