This is the site of the drummer and composer Andy Winkler.
Andy lives in Vienna, Austria. He started playing drums at the age of 6 and has been a professional drummer for more than 20 years, focused on mainly Jazz, Pop and Latin music. His passion for music and especially drums and percussion has inspired lots of travel to perform with various bands and acts.
After receiving positive reactions to his compositions from the audience, he decided to sharpen his innate talent for composing by enrolling in courses on arrangement & composition at the University of Music in Vienna. He further advanced his music knowledge through a Master's degree course at the Danube University Krems: Music for Film & Media.
Andy teaches drums and Music Production in the music school in Vösendorf and also does workshops.
On request he records drums in his well equipped studio as a service for other composers. Find more information here.
June 2017 / New song "Woman are beautiful but dangerous" is done. I helped with the text, did the arrangement, the production and the video.
Mar 2017 / New CD of ART anno is finished. This was a lot of fun, I produced everything. I recorded the band at my studio (of course I played the drums myself), mixed, mastered, did the coverdesign and the digital distribution. More info here.
Oct 2016 / Recorded drums for great composers Christof Unterberger (Pop Song) and Adam Lukas (Jazz score). Find it on my recording-page.
Sep 2016 / Started teaching a new course at the music school. It's completely new designed and called "Music Production". Here is a nice article about it Music production.
Jun 2016 / Composed the music for the shortfilm "bomb:OUT" from director Patryk Czuba. Because it is in the Action-Comedy-Genre it was great fun!
Dec 2015 / Producing the CD "Wien wird bei Nacht erst schön". This is music from 1930 played by a jazztrio. I did everything from recording, mixing, mastering, coverdesign and also built the new homepage of the band. Of course I also played the drums. Check out: ART anno
Sept 2015 / A lot is going on, many gigs during summer. Currently I'm composing music for the short film "16,67" from swiss director Ruben Schwab. It's about a strange facebook challenge called "killing game". So there is no dialog the music has to tell the story - besides the picture of course :-) - this is challenging but gives me big freedom!
Jan 2015 / Currently working on a 70-minute documentary about a 80 year old woman who is showing people how to create
houses of clay in India. Listen to the new music in Music-page: "Holy Buddha".
Nov 2014 / Playing the first show (opening night) in Palazzo, seasons beginning of almost daily shows till March 2015. Great artists!!
Sept 2014 / Currently composing for the short film "The cleaner" from director Christoph Lettner. It's a crime, and the music get's crunchy :-)
Aug 2014 / My first composition with lyrics (yes a real song!) is out now! Many thanx to Celina Ann who wonderfully texted and sung! Listen on my Music-page, it's called "The house of clay and stone"
Jun 2014 / My Masters course (music for film & media) final work is finished :-) It's a short film from swiss director David R. Kramer called "Sühne".
Mar 2014 / "Drei Araber in Bad Goisern" (composition Andy Winkler, artist: The FeMale Jazz Quartet) was broadcasted on Ö1 Pasticcio. The moderator has a interesting theorie about titles:
Mar 2014 / The rehearsal for the benefit gig in Viennas famous Jazz Club Porgy & Bess turned out really cool! Quite normal jazz-lineup (p,b,dr,sax/flute) joined by Timna Brauer on vocal. But the really new and nice thing was the string quartet playing two songs together with us - I really love this sound! And having 11 guys rehearsing at my studio is also nice.
Feb 2014 / The FeMale Jazz Art concert @ ORF RadioCafe was sold out! For all people who couln't get in: it will be broadcasted in Ö1 in full lenghth (date not fixed yet). It was a very dense atmosphere, a great music journey "Auf nach Spitzbergen"
Jan 2014 / The last module of the Masters course for film & media was really fun. We scored a short movie and listened to our homework, an orchestration for whole orchestra of a piano piece by Schubert. But got challenging homework till April - we have to write a 10 minute long symphony!
When Andy Winkler started composing, he did this on request for the bands he was playing with. So he assimilated a wide range of styles which makes his compositions rich and deep. After a while he started to score for media, which gave his music a whole new flavour. His Ideas are unique but in all the different moods and styles you always will hear himself. Listen to his music which reaches from Jazz & World stage music to orchestral scoring, from music for games to music for imagefilms and epic soundtracks.
Worked with Eddie Cole, Rounder Girls, Lana Gordon, Stella Jones, Yta Moreno, Celia Mara, Anna Lauvergnac, Erwin Schmidt, Robert Bachner, Ursula Slawicek, Luis Ribeiro, Hannes Oberwalder, Paolo Brasil, Martin Spitzer, Lorenz Raab, Sascha Lackner, Sascha Peres, Mario Kamien, Hans Zinkl, Jeff Frohner, Peter Rapp, Sandra Lawson, Werner Feldgrill, Hartmut Kamm, Thomas Huber, Miguel Kertsman, Sofyann Ben Youseff, Rü Kostron, ...
Big Band Vienna Big Band Project, All Time Swing Big Band, Big One Band, ...
Musicals & Theater Jesus Christ Superstar, A Tribute to Black Music, Alice in wonderland, Just so, ...
TV-shows Treffpunkt Kultur (Billy Rubin Trio, Celia Mara), Licht ins Dunkel
Concerts & tours in Austria, Germany, Poland, Italy, Russia, England, Turkey, Romania, ...
Recordings for Sofyann Ben Youssef, Kris Jefferson, Billy Rubin Trio, Celia Mara, Helpasol Gospel, Gina Schwarz, Groove Hunters, Walking Shoes Quintett, Cole & the Gang, Miguel Kertsmann, The FeMale Jazz Quartett, Christof Unterberger, ...
ART annoMusic from the films of 1930 to 1960
The FeMale Jazz ArtOriginal compositions, Jazz & Worldmusic
Celina & the GangDinnerjazz & Dancemusic - Eventband
Prinz Wabra Triojazzy & funky Guitartrio
The main reasons are:
For all these reasons Andy can help you. Send your music and get back a live recorded drum track. Andy has lots of top sounding gear and a lot of experience and inspiration. A professional drummer with more than 20 years of experience he is able to cover a lot of styles. But this is not all. Andy is also a composer for film and media and therefore knows a lot about music and production and your needs.
Simply send your track and a click track. Also send (if you have) an idea how you want the drums to sound and to be played - a temptrack, leadsheet or style description. Of course it would be good to talk by phone or skype to refine your ideas.
You'll get back 11 wav-files (2x OH, BD, Snare top, Snare bottom, Tom1, Tom2, Tom3, HH, 2x Room) and/or various percussion tracks. In addition you can get an already mixed great sounding stereo drum track - no more work for you. Enjoy having live played drums on your composition. It's also possible to order a Midi-Track played on the e-drums.
Sonor Prolite, Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute, Gretsch 70th's Jazzset
8 differnt snares in different sizes and materials (wood, brass, steel)
Cymbals from Bosphorus, Zildjan, Meinl, Istanbul, Wuhan, Paiste
cajon, congas, bongos, timbales, darabouka, small percussions (shaker, cowbell, triangel, ...)
RME fireface 800, Focusrite Octopre MKII, AKG D112, C214, C1000, Audix D2, D4, I5, Shure SM57, Adam A7X-Monitorspeaker, Logic X and Cubase 8
Hear Andy jamming to a simple bass line on the Gretsch Jazzset. You'll hear different styles and at the end nice groovy hand-drumming.
The next example track is a song called Memphis Stomp. Piano is played by Dave Crusin. Andy comes up with inspirational drumming on the funky tuned Sonor Prolite drumset.
On the third track Andy is playing drums for "Project Lied-Gut". This was recorded with e-drums, but using real Cymbals (Midi and audiorecording)
"Begin again" - this is a Popsong of singer Caroline Melani and composer Christof Unterberger. You can buy the CD here. For this track Andy tuned down his Sonor drumset.
Red Bull TV-Jingle
Short Film (excerpts, played with brushes, composer Wolfgang Setik)