BIOGRAPHY

Anna Meredith is a composer of acoustic and electronic music as well as a performer, animateur and drum teacher. She has written for Ensemble Modern, LSO, BBC Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Smith Quartet and de ereprijs. From 2004-07 she was Composer in Residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, for whom she recently completed a trombone concerto barchan.

2007 saw the culmination of Anna's part in the London Sinfonietta's Blue Touch Paper project in which she was mentored by Matmos.  For its final performance she created a new work, flak, with live electronics, a new electronic piece, music for intervals, with visuals by the Animation Department of Kingston University and flat-e.

 Anna wrote a new work, froms, for the Last Night of the Proms in 2008, which brought together the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in the Albert Hall plus live elements from the Proms in the Park concerts taking place simultaneously around the UK; it was broadcast to over 40 million people around the world. Other recent projects include a youth music theatre work for Aldeburgh Music with libretto by Philip Ridley; she is also working on projects with beatboxer Shlomo and with the Camberwell Composers Collective, of which she is a founder member.

Anna frequently works with visual artists, including her sister Eleanor Meredith, and has performed her electronic pieces at Faster than Sound, KOKO, Bongo Club, and the Luminaire.