ANDREW SHAPIRO is a composer and songwriter blending his two biggest musical influences: '80s New Wave pop and Philip Glass minimalism.
Shapiro's music is regularly played on radio worldwide, and he has been featured in The New Yorker, ABC News, CNN, The Independent (UK), Gramophone, and BBC and KCRW radio. His cinematic, cascading piano track Mint Green has proved wildly popular with over 7.3 million plays on Pandora Internet Radio.
Pink Jean Mint Green, a synthpop album featuring Bash Street Worlds, in collaboration with author Neil Gaiman, was released in 2016.
His stirring and emotional 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 three solo piano albums, Numbers, Colors and People, Intimate Casual and Piano 3, were created with Philip Glass producer Michael Riesman.
He has written original music for film and theater projects, and his music has appeared in a wide variety of national and international film and television productions ranging from reality TV to a Clio Award-winning spot for cancer awareness.
Other collaborations include Falls The Shadow with Daniil Simkin (at The Guggenheim Museum’s Works in Process series), Pink Jean Mint Green with Mario McNulty and Sterling Campbell, the Sundance Film Festival Award-winning documentary Watchers of the Sky, (dir. Edet Belzberg), the violin sonata The High Line with Gregory Fulkerson, and recording with Mark Crozer of The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Shapiro has performed throughout America and Europe; highlights include The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), the Exit Festival (Serbia), TED, Bard College, Joe's Pub, Gracie Mansion, The New Fall Festival (Dusseldorf), Bargemusic and the Wordless Music Series at Le Poisson Rouge, New York. He was also the subject of a profile in the New York Times entitled "Quarter Pounder With Keys," describing his long-standing Sunday solo piano gig at McDonald's in downtown Manhattan from 2004-2012.
Shapiro releases his recordings through Airbox Music, a label he founded in 2003. His music is published by Airbox Music Publishing, LLC (ASCAP).
Shapiro is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Raised in Larchmont, New York, he lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with his wife and son.