Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, and film score composer Andrew Bird picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen, Bird became interested in a variety of styles including early jazz, country blues and gypsy music, synthesizing them into his
unique brand of pop. Since beginning his recording career in 1997, he has released 11 albums, his fist solo record ‘Weather Systems’ coming in 2003. Bird has gone on to record with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Most recently, Bird composed his first ever film score for the movie Norman (hailed as ‘a
probing thoughtful score’ by the New York Times), contributed to the soundtrack of The Muppets, and collaborated with inventor Ian Schneller on Sonic Arboretum, an installation at New York’s Guggenheim Museum and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art.