Andrew Boscardin: Composer and Guitarist

Eridania (For bass clarinet and marimba)

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Eridania (for bass clarinet and marimba) – performed by Transient Canvas from Andrew Boscardin on Vimeo. Eridania is believed to have been a colossal lake on ancient Mars, with a surface area that once spanned 1.1 million square kilometers. Were there chaotic and violent tsunamis, formed by plummeting asteroids during the Late Heavy Bombardment? Was the lake surrounded by tranquil beaches? Was there life beneath the depths? The waters of Eridania and any life they contained have been ghosts now for billions of years, and their secrets are buried deep…read more

“Divergent Boundaries” (for woodwind quintet)

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Divergent Boundaries (for woodwind quintet) from Andrew Boscardin on Vimeo. “Divergent Boundaries” (for woodwind quintet) – performed live by City of Tomorrow at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Friday, February 10, 2017. City of Tomorrow: Elise Blatchford – Flute Stuart Breczinski – Oboe Rane Moore – Clarinet Nanci Belmont – Bassoon Leander Star – Horn A divergent boundary is a location where tectonic plates are moving away from one another, causing seismic events from earthquakes to volcanic formation in the rifts created by their growing separation. This is not a…read more

String Quartet No. 1 (Movements 1 and 3)

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String Quartet No. 1 from Andrew Boscardin on Vimeo.   Movements 1 and 3 from my string quartet, performed Thursday, August 4th at Vermont College of Fine Arts. I. Mrs. Chippy – Alteration of Motion III. Félicette – Body in Motion, Body at Rest Violin – Jennifer Choi Violin – Mary Rowell Viola – Jessica Meyer Cello – Ashley Bathgate Each of the three movements of String Quartet No. 1 takes its name and inspiration from a mostly unsung voyager from the annals of history. Mrs. Chippy was an explorer…read more

Throwback to a Thursday Five Years and Day Ago

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If time is a flat circle, then just over the Event Horizon you should be able to just make out another rainy, windy Thursday, designated November 5, 2009, where a newborn Zubatto Syndicate is doing that wobbly leg thing that baby fawns do onstage at Town Hall Seattle in front of a supportive audience of friends and family. I can’t believe Zubatto is going to be a first-grader soon. ‪#‎tbt‬ You can enjoy the whole show online thanks to the nice folks at the Seattle Channel!

This is not a (Chinese) Democracy.

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This is not a (Chinese) Democracy – 2Batto from Andrew Boscardin on Vimeo. Happy Fall, everyone! Work on 2Batto! is still creeping forward and I believe we are on track to finish editing and mixing in the next month or two. No one is more anxious to get this thing finished than I am, but (naturally) no one is more intent on getting everything just right. With this in mind, Adam and I went back to Avast! this past week to redo some guitar stuff that has been bugging me…read more

Tell Them About The Cover Song Reward

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The cover song reward is the chocolate center of the Kickstarter campaign. It is the theme that holds everything together. Even though I started Zubatto to perform my own music, cover songs have always been a fun part of our performances. The first cover we ever did was “Taxman” by The Beatles, for a gig at the Crocodile on tax day, April 15. If we ever have another show on an April 15, we’ve got that one in the pocket. I initially thought of cover songs as one-shots like that…read more