Factor Eight

Categories: Solo Artists, Songwriters/Composers

Genres: Alternative, Classical, Electronica, Sound Art

Contact

Andrew Bennett
110 Forsyth Cres.
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 4H2

Mobile: (306) 291-9289

Description

Contact Factor Eight for original work for visual media, or licensing of existing work.

    Andrew Bennett is a composer  and producer creating music under the alias 'Factor Eight'. Using various instruments and techniques, he designs orchestral atmospheres through a digital audio workstation. Factor Eight has established a unique sound, found at the intersection of electronic music and orchestral compositions, drawing audiences to emotionally connect through vibrant harmony and contrasting details.

    Factor Eight's passion and primary focus is visual media composing. Through the pairing of music with visual media his music has been heard around the globe including the official 2015 selection of Air Canada’s EnRoute Film Festival. In May of 2016, the Western Canadian Music Awards nominated Factor Eight for Visual Media Composer of the Year. With ambition and dedication he has worked along talented independent filmmakers, as well as prestigious companies that include Fox Broadcasting Company, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, Salomon,  Gillette, and Whistler Blackcomb.

    Factor Eight's recently released debut album, ‘Dust’, explores themes of change. The seven track LP is a compilation of work created throughout his entire career, narrating a journey of growth. Manifesting a transition from uncertainty to focus in the pursuit of mastery, 'Dust’ is as much a personal reflection as it is artistic.

    Supported by the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the orchestral-electronic artist is currently creating a second album that will straddle the boundaries of his pioneering genre. In November 2016 he will attend a residency at the Banff Arts Centre to complete this project. Once completed, the fresh body of work will showcase the continuing maturation of talent and ability of Factor Eight as both a musician and producer, contributing to an already impressive portfolio. Factor Eight's greatest intent is to work with exceptional companies and directors, compose and produce for beautiful visual media projects, and mark uncharted territory in art.

 

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Discography

  • Dust

    Various Artists

    February 2017

    Factor Eight is an orchestral-electronic composer and producer specializing in original concept work for visual art. Their aim is to work with fellow passionate and driven artists to explore unchartered territory in art. “Dust”, the debut album from Factor Eight, embodies change. Moving through works created at different times in their career, it narrates a journey of growth. Found at the intersection of electronic music and orchestral compositions, Factor Eight aims to capture emotion with this 7-track release. Both individually and with the album, this piece manifests a transition from uncertainty to mastery. Recorded at: home studio, Saskatoon. Produced by: Factor Eight.