Anna Meredith, Image credit Kate Bones
Somerset House Studios resident

Anna Meredith

A composer, producer and performer of both classical and electronic music.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Anna Meredith is a composer, producer and performer of both acoustic and electronic music.  Her sound is frequently described as ‘uncategorisable’ and ‘genre-defying’ and straddles the different worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, electronica, ambient installations and experimental rock - or as the Guardian said: "majestic bangers"...

Anna Meredith, Image credit Kate Bones
Anna Meredith, Image credit Kate Bones

"One of the most innovative minds in modern British Music”

Pitchfork
Nautilus, taken from her debut album, Varmints (Moshi Moshi/PIAS)

Her music has been performed everywhere from the BBC Last Night of the Proms to flashmob body-percussion performances in the M6 Services, PRADA, Chloe & Fendi fashion campaigns, Apple adverts, films, installations and documentaries, pop festivals, clubs and classical concert halls worldwide and broadcast on BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6.

Anna has been Composer in Residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the RPS/PRS Composer in the House with Sinfonia ViVA.  She is also a regular presenter for BBC Radio3 and 6Music and a radio and TV guest, judge and panel member on numerous shows including as Goldie's mentor for the TV show Classic Goldie.

She has recently been working on Five Telegrams, a new visuals & orchestra piece with 59Productions, co-commissioned by the BBC Proms, Edinburgh International Festival and 14-18 Now. Five Telegrams was performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Proms Youth Ensemble and the National Youth Choir of Great Britain both inside and outside the Royal Albert Hall at the First Night of the Proms and outside the Usher Hall as the opening night of the Edinburgh Festival.  A VR version of the second movement titled 'Nothing To Be Written' is currently on tour.

Anna also recently completed her first film soundtrack for Bo Burnham's film Eighth Grade (produced by A24) which premiered at Sundance and currently on release in the US with worldwide screenings planned for later in 2018. 

Anno, her project with the Scottish Ensemble which features both Anna's new music and Vivaldi's Four Seasons has just been released on Moshi Moshi Records.  She us currently working on her second studio album/follow up to the award winning Varmints

BBC TEN PIECES PROM: BBC/GUY LEVY
BBC TEN PIECES PROM: BBC/GUY LEVY

Anna is increasingly interested in installation and site-specific composition and will be exploring the theatrical and story-telling side of her writing whilst in residence.