Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Boston based pianist/composer Andres Gutierrez creates music that shows his ardent search for a genuine voice that can truly resonate with his audience.
Storytelling being the main focus of his music, visual artists and film directors have found in Andres a powerful ally. Collaborations with numerous filmmakers have proven to be a successful combination. In 2015, Andres scored his first major feature film, Cuando den las Tres, a powerful drama by Mexican director Jonathan Sarmiento, which was selected by multiple international film festivals, such as the Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara (FICG) and the Festival Internacional de Cine de Pasto Colombia, the latter awarding it the prize for best international film. 2015 also saw the completion of two animated projects: Almost There, by MassArt alumn Julia Glassman, and Snack time, by the department of animation of the University of Central Florida, both of which went on to be selected for various international festivals and awards.
A versatile artist, Andres focuses on different areas of music, such as arranging, production, and orchestration. Constantly looking for collaboration with different artists, he has arranged music in collaboration with artists such as singer/songwriter Roy Smith, whose rendition of the classic Ain’t No Sunshine with Rojo Jazz Collective has been especially cherished by people around the world, gathering 150k+ views on Youtube. He has also orchestrated music for the documentary El Poder en la Mirada, scored by award-winning Mexican composer Eduardo Gamboa, and recorded by the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Deyan Pavlov, and arranged music by the same composer for the feature film La Formula del Dr. Funes, which won the prize for best music at the Feratum Film Festival 2016.
Often described as ranging from remarkably sensitive to intensely energetic, the nature of the elements in his work revolve around the art of storytelling. The main mission of his music is to translate the complex emotional processes of human experience into a language that effectively communicate with the listener. Drawing upon an ever-expanding spectrum of influences that range from the poetic lyricism of the great romantic composers to the experimental innovations of jazz and contemporary music, the development of his sonic language continues to take him to unexpected and fascinating places in his career.
After being the recipient of a generous scholarship by the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2014, Andres Gutierrez is currently pursuing a degree in Film Scoring and Composition, as he continues to expand his musical knowledge, perfect his craft, and grow professionally.
Experience & Education
Multimedia Audio Assistant for Berklee's Digital Learning DepartmentOctober 2014 to Present (over 2 years)
Audio pre/post production and sound design for the multimedia projects of the Digital Learning Department, including lessons, Internet ads, marketing videos, among others. Sound recording, editing, mixing and mastering.
BA in Film Scoring/Composition at Berklee College of Music2014 to 2017 (3 years)
Artist Diploma in Music at Universidad de Guadalajara2010 to 2013 (3 years)