Andys Skordis was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1983. He left Cyprus at the age of 20 and has been living abroad ever since. He studied Composition and Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music, and later composition with Richard Ayres and Wim Henderickx at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam. Additionally, he studied Karnatic music with Dr. Rafael Reina and Balinese Gamelan at ISI Denpasar in Bali.
As a composer he finds inspiration in the primordial human nature, which is reflected through a contemporary methodology in his compositions. His recent works find stimulation from ceremonial and mystical rituals from the world and from his personal experiences. These incentives are expressed as a representation of a contemporary ritual characterized by tension and mysticism in his music. He considers music as a time sculpture, which adopts form and meaning in the context it is performed; constantly changing and always evolving into something unknown.
Andys has written over fifty compositions, comprising mostly of opera, orchestral and chamber music, oratorios, gamelan pieces as well as music for theatre, dance and short films. His music has been performed worldwide by many renowned ensembles, as well as amateur groups which he conducted. Besides composing he is the founder of the free improvisation collective “The Brain Masturbation” and the contemporary ensemble“PATSIAOURA”.