Hi and welcome to the webpage of Andreas Bennetzen or Andy Benz.
– I am a total double bass geek and a top classically trained musician. I am also a composer and music producer. I love to take chances and challenge the status quo, but I also like traditions and hard work.
I have a PhD in solo double bass playing, but rather than working in a symphony orchestra – which I used to – I am now specialized in electric upright basses, live-looping, modern studio technique, Ableton Live and composing original music for double bass.
This video is set to my original composition “MS DUB” released under my alias Andy Benz.
Movement, Yoga and dancing are my other major interests, and I have been so fortunate to be a part of many stage shows and dance performances. Both as a composer, musician and performing artist.
I am an official Yamaha Silent Bass and a D´Addario Strings official artist
I feel at home on a very kind of stage and I love challenging myself to bring the double bass to new and exciting locations and audiences. I have performed 26 meters above ground on a monster crane in Nakskov. In an abandoned coppper mine in Outokoumpo, Finland. On the harbour in San Francisco with a view to Alcatraz and yes, also on a floating Submarine.
Below are music videos for 2 of my original compositions for electric upright bass. I made the music using the technique called live-looping or by sampling the bass and constructing drum-machines and synthesizers from the samples.
This video was shot in Christiania and Copenhagen in summer 2018.
This video was made back in 2009 on the Illutron artship.