Straddling the worlds of contemporary classical music, art pop, electronica and experimental rock, genres barely contain the music of Anna Meredith – and she likes it that way. Ahead of the Scottish composer and producer’s performance on Friday 3 April at Rewire 2020 (with band in tow), get to know this eclectic and innovating musician.
By the timeAnna Meredithreleased her debut album, ‘Varmintsm’, she was already an established classical composer with over a decade’s worth of experience. Alongside a series of solo records for home label Moshi Moshi – and now her second studio album, ‘FIBS’ – her work spans orchestral commissions, art installations, choreography and film.
On ‘Anno’,a project with the Scottish Ensemble and her illustrator sister, Meredith rescored Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, which was presented as an immersive 360 live experience. More recently, she collaborated with designer Arthur Carabott to make an app that uses augmented reality and spatial audio to create an interactive listening experience for “moonmoons” from ‘FIBS’.Meredith is not only pushing genre boundaries, but “rewiring” the way we hear and experience music.
At Rewire Meredith will perform clarinet and electronics with her band, who she’s been touring with since 2016. The lineup features Maddie Cutter on cello, Jack Ross playing electric guitar, tuba player Tom Kelly and Sam Wilson on drums. The Guardian described a recent London performance by the troupe as “a night of irresistible builds and delicious wrong-footing, flitting from style to style.” Don’t miss the sonic rollercoaster, coming to The Hague this April!
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