Anna Meredith is a composer, producer and performer of both acoustic and electronic music.
Anna Meredith was quickly recognised as one of Britain’s most promising young composers, and has received many significant commissions including from Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt, the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Smith Quartet. From 2004-07 she was Composer-in-Residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, for whom she wrote a number fo works including a trombone concerto entitled ‘barchan’.
Anna Meredith achieved widespread public acclaim for her work ‘Froms’ created for the 2008 BBC Last Night of the Proms. Broadcast to 40 million people, it brought the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in the Royal Albert Hall, together with live elements from the Proms in the Park concerts taking place simultaneously around the UK.
Her music has been performed in a variety of locations that also include flashmob body-percussion performances in an M6 Service station, PRADA & Fendi fashion campaigns, numerous films, installations and documentaries, pop festivals, clubs and classical concert halls worldwide.
Most recently Meredith has made forays into electronic music, 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.
Her offbeat, dark, yet joyful electronics found a home on Moshi Moshi Records who released her debut EP ‘Black Prince Fury’, which was favourably compared to the work of avant-garde jazz composer Moondog. Her second EP released in 2013 ‘Jet Black Raider’ featured clarinets, singing, glocks, drums and lots of cello. Her debut album, Varmints was released in March 2016 with numerous 4 and 5 star reviews from press and media around the world including Pitchfork’s coveted Best New Music.
Her sound is frequently described as ‘uncategorisable’ and ‘genre-defying’ and straddles the different worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, electronica, ambient installations and experimental rock.
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