Andrés León is a composer, musician and multimedia artist from Quito, Ecuador. Currently based in New York City, León uses sound synthesis and digital processing to create pieces that question the boundaries between music and sound. Inspired by the continuous transformation of sociocultural behaviors and the cyclical movements in the natural world, he uses repetition and chance as tools for the exploration of time as a subjective concept. These interests derive from his spiritual experiences with ancestral Amerindian ceremonial practices as well as his reflections on the changing aspects of identity and belonging.
Mentored by Dr. Richard Boulanger León holds a BM in Electronic Production and Design from Berklee College of Music and is currently pursuing an MFA in Sonic Arts at Brooklyn College City University of New York, where he studies with composers namely Morton Subotnick, Benjamin Vida and Douglas Geers. In addition to his solo work, León collaborates as a producer, composer, sound designer, and engineer with a variety of artists, such as Hank Shoklee (Public Enemy & The Bomb Squad), Nona Hendryx (Labelle), Allen Chang (A2daC), and Jacob Johnson (Eventide), among others.