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Anna Clyne

Sun 8.11 | Night Ferry

ANNA CLYNE (b. 1980)

London-born Anna Clyne is a composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music. 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.

Currently the Chicago Symphony’s Mead Composer-in-Residence through the 2013–14 season, the orchestra has performed several of her works, including the 2012 premiere of Night Ferry, which will be performed as part of the 2013 Cabrillo Festival Grand Finale concerts, August 11th.

Clyne’s work has been championed by some of the world’s finest conductors, including Marin Alsop, Pablo Heras-Casado, George Manahan, Jeffrey Milarsky, Riccardo Muti, Alan Pierson, Andre de Ridder, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Osmo Vänskä. Recent commissions include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Houston Ballet, London Sinfonietta, Southbank Centre, ETHEL, Bang on a Can, Metropolis Ensemble, American Composers Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

Clyne’s rewind has been recently performed with both the BBC Symphony and BBC Concert Orchestra, as well as at the Cabrillo Festival (WCP), the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 2011, Cabrillo performed her acclaimed work for 15 string players titled, Within her Arms.

Clyne has received numerous accolades, including a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, eight consecutive ASCAP Plus Awards, and a Clutterbuck award from the University of Edinburgh. Additionally, she has received honors from Meet the Composer, the American Music Center, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Jerome Foundation. She was a finalist for the ASCAP Morton Gould Composer Award, and was nominated for a 2010 British Composer Award.

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. Her music is published by Boosey & Hawkes.

An avid advocate for music education, Clyne teaches composition workshops for local young composers and incarcerated youths as part of her CSO residency, and served as the Director of the New York Youth Symphony’s award-winning program for young composers “Making Score” from 2008 to 2010.

August 2012
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Photo by: Todd Rosenberg