Night Shift shortlisted for British Composers' Award
Night Shift, composed by Viva's resident composer Anna Meredith and commissioned by Sinfonia Viva, has been shortlisted in the community and education category of the prestigious British Composer Awards.
Four Tributes to 4am - world premiere
Mike Wheeler reviews the 16th February 2011 concert in Derby at which Anna, with her sister Eleanor's visuals, brought Four Tributes to 4am to life
Composer Hits The Streets - Oct 2010
Sinfonia Viva's resident composer Anna Meredith will be hitting the streets of Derby throughout the night on Wednesday October 6 2010 to gain inspiration for a pioneering new piece of music due to be performed next year. Read the press release below -
Anna's World... A blog update from Anna - Sept 2010
"Just a quick update for what's been going on in my world recently!
I've finished working on a trumpet concerto for the LSO for their Sound Adventures scheme which will be performed early next year - so a very advanced deadline for the young performers to get their teeth into it! After that I was straight off to Aldeburgh Music to do a residency to do some songwriting. This is something I've been meaning to do for years - to write some solo electronic songs, some with singing, some with samples, all with beats. It's taken a while to get off the ground as it's a totally self started project but I used the residency to write eight or so songs I'm really happy with. I recently debuted some of these new songs at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow as part of their monthly Cryptic Nights events. I worked with the cellist Olly Coates and visuals by Eleanor Meredith.
I'm about to go back to Aldeburgh now for a week long residency as part of their Faster than Sound scheme called Brainwaves where me and the electronic musician and composer Mira Calix are both writing new pieces inspired by either taking MRI scans and the resulting noises or other inspiration we've picked up whilst working with brain guru Vincent Walsh who will also be there during our residency.
After that I'll be working on an Octet for Sinfonia Viva which will be a sort of Meredith remix of the Stravinsky Octet for the forthcoming Nottingham concert at the Royal Concert Hall on Tuesday 2nd November. Then some really big plans for next year kick off... watch this space..." - Anna
Anna Meredith's first concert in her role as Composer in the House - March 2010
The March 16 2010 concert in Nottingham included two pieces by Anna, marking her debut with the Orchestra. Read the reviews below -
- William Ruff's review of the main concert
- Peter Palmer's review of the After:HOURS concert
- Mike Wheeler's review of both concerts
Composer in the House is launched - Dec 2009
Anna Meredith is to take up residency as Sinfonia Viva's Composer in the House: a Royal Philharmonic Society and PRS for Music Foundation initiative
- Visit the Royal Philharmonic Society's Composer in the House webpage [external link]
- Visit the PRS for Music Foundation website [external link]
- Visit Anna Meredith's website [external link]