tomandandy is a musical group, founded in the late 80's in NYC by Thomas Hajdu and Andy Milburn, chiefly known for their work in film scores and television commercials. The firm redefined the way in which music for media was created by appropriating aesthetics of the avant garde, bringing them into pop culture. Without investor support tomandandy became one of the largest music production companies in the world.
During the 1990's, tomandandy had offices in NYC and LA and employed almost 100 full time employees around the world. tomandandy received critical acclaim in all media sectors as creation as well as product design. Simultaneously, tomandandy focused on artificial intelligence and content and is the holder of broad patent (US 6.051.770) "artificial composer" that is based on a series of groundbreaking musical metrics.
Andy Milburn was born in Texas and went to Princeton University for undergraduate as well as graduate work. At Princeton, his primary focus was creating computer music and computer music applications. During that time, he helped build the early computer music system called "CMIX". Thomas Hajdu was born in Canada and moved to the US to work on his graduate studies at Princeton University.
While at Princeton University, the duo began collaborating on small pieces of electronic music which consisted of bits of disjunct sounds. They called these pieces, "Blasts" and while blasts were completely unsuccessful when performed in the concert hall, they discovered that they played perfectly well when attached to disconnected images on TV.
The Hills Have Eyes - Soundtrack from the Motion Picture - Lakeshore Records, 2006
The Covenant - Soundtrack from the Motion Picture - Lakeshore Records, 2006
Mean Creek -Soundtrack from the Motion Picture - Lakeshore Records, 2004
Faster (film) - Soundtrack from the Motion Picture - Lakeshore Records, 2004
The Mothman Prophecies (film) -Soundtrack from the Motion Picture - Lakeshore Records, 2002
The Rules of Attraction- Soundtrack from the Motion Picture - Lion's Gate Records, 2002
Kerouac ? Kicks Joy Darkness - William S.Burroughs, Ryko, 1997
United States of Poetry - Polygram, 1996
Arlington Road - Soundtrack from the Motion Picture, Lakeshore, 1996
Cartridge Music from OffBeat - TVT Records, 1996
?It Goes Back? David Byrne, from OffBeat - TVT Records, 1996
?You'll Know You Were Loved? - Lou Reed, Original TV Soundtrack, Reprise, 1995
?In Our Sleep? - Laurie Anderson - Warner Brothers, 1995
?ZooTV Live From Sydney? - U2. Polygram Video, 1994
Killing Zoe - Soundtrack from the Motion Picture - Milan/BMG, 1994