SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Andrew Glen

BA (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Advanced Deploma of Sound Production and Engineering (Abbey Road Institute)
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Overview

Andrew Glen
Department of Music

Senior Teaching Fellow and Studio Manager

Name:
Andrew Glen
Email address:
Telephone:
+44(0)207 898 4434
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
439
Website:
https://www.andrewglen.co.uk

Biography

Having originally had a 12 year long career as an actor, graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Andy has performed on both stage and screen, and later found his way in to t.v and radio as a voice artist before making the leap to the other side of the glass.

Alongside acting, he has always been a dedicated songwriter and musician and was the former guitarist in the Scottish outfit The Storm Society, before relocating to London to form his own band, post-punk revivalists Northern Light Exposure.

He began his producing and engineering career at the world renowned Abbey Road Institute where he studied audio engineering and production. It was here that he cemented his musical influences in dark indie rock and new wave music in the studio which provided a foundation for the direction and development of his epic sound, infusing electronic beats with rock music in a contemporary style.

As an artist his influences range from a variety of genres from alternative rock and electronica to classical, and draws musical parallels to bands such as the Editors and Interpol, through to Echo and the Bunnymen, The Cure, Depeche Mode, and The Chameleons, who he opened for on their 2017 UK tour.

After meeting internationally famed producer Youth (The Verve, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Killing Joke) at a talk in Central London, the two started working together on what would become Northern Light Exposure’s second EP ‘Parting Shot’, the follow up to the bands debut An Honest Way of Living, engineered and mixed by Pat Collier (The Wonderstuff, Primal Scream).

In the studio Andrew has produced, engineered and mixed for some of his musical hero’s including; Pete Fij (Adorable) and Terry Bickers (The House of Love), Mull Historical Society, Music for Aborigiones (with former Sun and the Moon guitarist Andy Whitaker) and has recently produced and mixed Astrid Williamson’s forthcoming album for One Little Indian.

Andrew has produced audio books for some of the top UK leading publishers including: Penguin Random House, Hachette, Harper Collins, and Cannongate, as well as having recorded and mixed content for BBC History, National Geographic, Daily Mail. His podcasts include the Bookseller, Masterpiece, and Black Magic. He has also mixed for t.v and composed music for documentaries.

Affiliations

  • PRS for Music
  • Music Producers Guild (MPG)

Teaching

Research

Main research interests include:

  • Recording 
  • Sound engineering
  • Producing
  • Mixed media
  • Production Theory 
  • Virtual instrument sampling

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