Faber Music is pleased to announce a brand-new collaboration with Warp Publishing and UK composer, Anna Meredith.
A composer, producer and performer of both acoustic and electronic music, her sound has been described as ‘maximalist’ ‘uncategorisable’ and ‘genre-hopping’. Her new material marries the different worlds of contemporary classical, avant-pop, electronica and experimental rock.
Her music is regularly performed in a host of high-profile and unusual contexts. From The Last Night of the Proms to flashmob body percussion at the M6 services, from PRADA fashion campaigns to films, pop and classical festivals and major concert halls. Testimony to her genre-defying output is the fact that she has been broadcast on BBC Radio 1,2 3, 4 and 6.
Her ground-breaking body-percussion piece, Handsfree, was commissioned for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and performed by them at the BBC Proms in 2012. She followed it up with Connect It, for the BBC’s inaugural Ten Pieces project, reaching half the UK’s primary schoolchildren during 2015. Other notable works include her Concerto for Beatboxer & Orchestra, and Smatter Hauler (premiered by the Aurora Orchestra at the 2015 Proms).
Faber Music will look after hire rights for Anna’s performance and stage works, and aim to secure new commissions, bring in film/TV synch and score opportunities, as well as promote performances and recordings of her works, all in joint efforts alongside Warp Publishing.
There’s been widespread acclaim for her two electronic EPs, ‘Black Night Fury’ and ‘Jet Black Raider’, and this new relationship ties in with the release of Anna’s debut album ‘Varmints’. It will be released on Moshi Moshi/PIAS on 4 March and kicks off via a launch gig with her band at the ICA in London on 29 March, part of a UK and European tour. Also upcoming are three performances by the Nederlands Kamerorkest of her recorder concerto Origami Songs, the US premiere of Handsfree by the Utah Youth Symphony, a new ballet for Post:Ballet in San Francisco, Anno for the Scottish Ensemble, and a new work for the Kronos Quartet.
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The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain performs Handsfree at the 2012 BBC Proms:
'Concerto for Beatboxer & Orchestra'