On 24 November Joana Mallwitz conducted Anna Meredith’s Nautilus with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. The 5½-minute fanfare appears as part of a Night Session concert exploring techno and dance music, with special guest Robert Henke of Monolake, a record producer, composer, and co-developer of Ableton.
The orchestral version of the track from Meredith's debut album Varmints received its world premiere in 2021 from Dalia Stasevska and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra. Her recording of the piece with the BBC Symphony Orchestra will feature on her debut album Dalia's Mixtape, released by Platoon in March 2024. It received its US premiere from Thomas Adès and the LA Philharmonic in August 2022 - other ensembles to programme the piece include the San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and Queensland Symphony Orchestra. A string quartet version of the iconic track, arranged by viola player Richard Jones, appeared on the Ligeti Quartet’s all-Meredith album Nuc in April 2023.
Widely used in film and media, Nautilus has featured in adverts for Prada and in Netflix's Lady Gaga documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two. In August 2023 the orchestral version was choreographed by Robert Dekkers and Post:ballet for the Burning Man Festival; the extended version of the track was also used by the Royal Ballet in 2019 for the re-opening of the Linbury Theatre, choreographed by Calvin Richardson for Something Borrowed.
November also saw the release of Scottish Ensemble’s new recording and video of Meredith’s Tull, in partnership with Delphian, which they recently toured – watch here. The 3-minute piece, premiered by Scottish Ensemble in 2014, is scored for 12 divided strings and presents a variation on the traditional Scots’ tune Tullochgorum.