This summer has seen a number of high-profile US performances of Anderson’s chamber works.
His Second String Quartet ‘300 Weinachtslieder’ (2014) was performed at Tanglewood, whilst Prayer (2009) proved to be a highlight of a Locrian Ensemble concert in New York. In July, Joel Sachs and players from the Juillard School gave the New York premiere of Poetry Nearing Silence (1997) as part of the Museum of Modern Art’s Summergarden series.
'Anderson's transfiguring Prayer for solo viola, made the strongest impression. Barely 10 minutes long, Prayer embraces every aspect of faith on its steady rise through the registers - complaint, tirade, plea and finally, acceptance.'
The New York Times [David Allen] 8 June 2015
'Anderson's String QUartet No.2, microtonally refracting the German carols of its title into shimmering avant-garde haloes.'
The Boston Globe [Matthew Guerrieri] 29 July 2015