Andrew B. Munsey is drummer, composer, and sound engineer living and working in San Diego, CA and Brooklyn, NY. He has performed and premiered works at Lincoln Center, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Symphony Space, and has engineered projects for Innova Recordings, Edition Wandelweiser Records, NNA Tapes, Breakup Records, and Circle Into Square Records. His quintet is comprised of long time collaborators Stephanie Richards (Henry Threadgill, Anthony Braxton), Amino Belyamani (Dawn of Midi, Ssahha), Sam Minaie (Tigran Hamasyan), and Ochion Jewell.
In 2010, he formed the Brooklyn-based production outpost BK Sonic Works, which focuses on creative sound and musical collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and composers producing works for cinema and installation. In this role, his work as a sound designer, mixing engineer, and composer has been exhibited and screened at the Guggenheim Museum, Centre Pompidou (FR), Fridericianum (DE), Van Gogh Museum (NL), Anthology Film Archives, and the Library of Congress with festivals including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals. His work as a sound mixer for television can be heard on the Discovery International, Smithsonian, Comedy Central, and Spike TV networks.
Munsey is a founding member of Bedstuy Ewe, a traditional percussion and singing ensemble dedicated to performing the Anlo-Ewe folkloric music Ghana, Benin, and Togo. He received his BFA in Jazz Studies from the California Institute of the Arts under the mentorship of Joe LaBarbera.