Andy Biskin Andy Biskin Goldberg's Variations Andy Biskin
Andy Biskin's "Goldberg's Variations" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Artwork © Rube Goldberg Inc.


Andy Biskin is a clarinetist, composer, and filmmaker recognized for his omnivorous musical imagination and 20/20 vision for irony. Taking inspiration equally from Raymond Scott, Charles Ives, Igor Stravinsky, and Lawrence Welk, Biskin leads several ensembles and has composed scores for film, dance, and theater.


Thanks to all who came out to the Cornelia Street Cafe for the CD release party for Act Necessary, the debut recording of my new quartet Ibid. The disc is available now from the Strudelmedia store.

Andy Biskin's new CD, Act Necessary, will be released on Strudelmedia on May 30, 2014. Not only that, but there will be a CD Release Party and Gig at Cornelia Street Café on Friday, May 30 at 9pm and 10:30pm. Please join us!

Andy Biskin's Goldberg's Variations had a sold-out run as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's 2013 Next Wave Festival on October 17–19. In this piece, with music and animation by Andy Biskin, cartoons of Rube Goldberg come to life in a series of droll black-and-white animations based on Goldberg’s original illustrated designs. Performed by an all-star sextet featuring Biskin on clarinet, the music channels early jazz, vaudeville, and Looney Tunes-style mayhem to add tongue-in-cheek drama to these masterstrokes of ingenuity and wit.

Andy is currently completing a recording with his new group, IBID with Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Brian Drye (trombone), and Jeff Davis (drums) to be released on strudelmedia. Join the email list if you’d like to be notified when the CD/download is available.