Andrew Barkan is a legally blind composer for film and television living in Santa Monica, CA. His award-winning documentary, short, and feature film scores have played on four continents. Andrew has written music and audio for Sony Pictures, ABC, PBS, Sesame Workshop, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central. In 2011 he assisted Heitor Pereira on Columbia Pictures’ The Smurfs. He regularly writes music for commercials through Stimmung, Massive Music, Huma-Huma, and Antfood Music + Sound Design , among others. His classical theme Marble Halls branded Sprint’s 2008 broadcast advertising campaign. He holds an MA in Composition for Film and Multimedia from NYU and a BA in Orchestral and Jazz Composition from Amherst College.
He often works with his wife, composer Polly Hall. Together, as Andrew & Polly, they received the 2012 Joe Raposo Children’s Music Award from the ASCAP Foundation. They currently write music for Nickelodeon’s upcoming shows Welcome to the Wayne and Wallykazam!
Andrew works from his studio in Santa Monica with local and long-distance clients. He is available to travel for specific projects, meetings, and sessions. To contact Andrew, please e-mail him.