Composer in the House
Anna Meredith is a composer and performer of electronic and acoustic music.
Her acoustic material has been performed around the world by many leading orchestras and ensembles. She has been composer in residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and is currently the PRS/RPS Composer in the House with Sinfonia Viva.
She came to public attention through her 2008 work froms for the BBC Last Night of the Proms and has since written another BBC Prom commission, her first opera (Tarantula in Petrol Blue - with libretto by Philip Ridley) and collaborated with the beatboxer Shlomo - writing the acclaimed Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra. Anna is also a judge for the BBC Young Musician of the Year, a mentor for Goldie for the TV show Classic Goldie and a frequent guest and commentator for the BBC Proms and other Radio 3 and 4 shows.
She was the classical music representative for the 2009 South Bank Show Breakthrough Award and recently won the 2010 Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers.
Anna's most recent piece, Four Tributes to 4am for orchestra, electronics and visuals by Eleanor Meredith was premiered by Sinfonia Viva and André de Ridder as part of the ABO Conference in Feb 2011. She has also been awarded one of the 20x12 Cultural Olympiad Commissions to work on a new flashmob/no instruments piece for the National Youth Orchestra for performance during 2012.
She is building a reputation for her eclectic electronic work which she has performed throughout Europe alongside a diverse range of artists including supporting These New Puritans in Berlin, James Blake, Seb Rochford and Max de Wardener at Ether 2011 and a solo set at La Carrière de Normandoux. She has recently been touring, performing alongside Mira Calix performing their compositions for string quartet and sampled MRI scanner as part of Brainwaves.
Anna is currently performing and promoting her debut four track EP Black Prince Fury and is working towards an album of new material.
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- Visit Anna Meredith's website [external link]
- Visit the Royal Philharmonic Society's Composer in the House webpage [external link]
- Visit the PRS for Music Foundation website [external link]