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Clyne, Anna 




London-born, Chicago-based Anna Clyne is a composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music, combining resonant soundscapes with propelling textures that weave, morph, and collide in dramatic explosions. Her work, described as “dazzlingly inventive” by Time Out New York, often includes collaborations with cutting edge choreographers, visual artists, film-makers, and musicians worldwide.

In August 2013, Clyne’s Masquerade, a BBC Radio 3 commission, had its world premiere on the Last Night of the Proms by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop. Other recent premieres include The Lost Thought, performed by Trio Mediæval with conductor Julian Wachner, and A Wonderful Day for the Bang on a Can All-Stars. Clyne recently served as Composer-in-Residence for Brazil's Festival Inverno do Campos do Jordão, the Mizzou New Music Festival with Alarm Will Sound, 21c Liederabend, and the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. She has been appointed as Composer-in-Residence for the Orchestre National d'Ile de France from 2014-2016. Other commissions include works for the American Composers Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Houston Ballet, London Sinfonietta, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Metropolis Ensemble, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Southbank Centre and VIA among others. Her work has been performed in venues ranging in diversity from New York’s (Le) Poisson Rouge to Carnegie Hall—and hosts of concert halls and alternative venues across the globe.

Appointed by Music Director Riccardo Muti, Clyne is currently the Chicago Symphony’s Mead Composer-in-Residence through the 2014–15 season. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards including a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, awards from New Music USA, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and prizes from ASCAP and SEAMUS. She was recently nominated for the 2014 Times Breakthrough Award (UK) and is the recipient of a grant from Opera America to develop As Sudden Shut - a multimedia collaboration with the Quay Brothers. World premieres for the 2014-15 season include: Rest These Hands for solo violin and string orchestra to be premiered by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and soloist Jennifer Koh at Carnegie Hall; The Seamstress, a violin concerto to be premiered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and soloist Jennifer Koh at Orchestra Hall; Postponeless Creature for vocal trio and chamber ensemble to be premiered by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Chorus at Harris Theater; and Secret Garden for drumkit and tape, to be premiered by Colin Currie at the Southbank Center in London, UK.

In 2012, Tzadik Records released a full album of Clyne’s music, titled Blue Moth, showcasing a diverse range of her instrumental and ensemble with tape pieces, including Roulette, fits + starts, and Steelworks. In September 2014, VIA Records issued The Violin, a multi-media release of seven Clyne compositions on CD and DVD. Other recent releases include Night Ferry with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti on the CSO’s Resound label and Prince of Clouds featuring Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo with the Curtis Chamber Orchestra on Cedille Records. Clyne holds a first-class Bachelor of Music degree with honors from Edinburgh University and a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Marjan Mozetich, Marina Adamia, Julia Wolfe, and Nils Vigeland. Her music is published exclusively by Boosey & Hawkes.




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