Anna Meredith Biography
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 was the 2010-2011 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 won the 2010 Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers.
Anna's most recent pieces include, Four Tributes to 4am for orchestra, electronics and visuals by Eleanor Meredith , and HandsFree, a PRS NewMusic20x12 Commission for the National Youth Orchestra, which has been called "mesmerising" and "exhilarating" by The Times, "a tour de-force" by the Guardian and "wicked" by the Independent and was recently performed to great acclaim at the Proms.
Alongside her acoustic commissions, Anna has signed to Moshi Moshi Records who released her debut EP, Black Prince Fury in October 2012. Black Prince Fury has been described as "playful, spirited, visceral, and smart" Pitchfork, "simultaneously hilarious, oddly moving and deeply unsettling" Guardian and "quite unlike anything else you are likely to hear" The Sunday Times Culture. Her single Nautilus was Single of the Year on Drowned in Sound.
Anna performs with her band Horsebox and has performed as part of festivals such as Ether and Soundwave as well as broadcasts on Radio 1 and 6 Music.
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