Anna Meredith

Experimental Scottish composer Anna Meredith writes music which wouldn’t sound out of place in the club or the concert hall. This sense of genre blending has seen her music aired everywhere from the Last Night of the Proms to Latitude Festival and has led to a recent partnership with the Moshi Moshi clan. Watch this one woman musical maelstrom perform her huge live favourite Orlok our recent 50th issue magazine party.

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 20 Dec 2013
  • min read
Composer Anna Meredith is the missing link between the concert hall and the club.

Her eclectic sounds somehow manage to combine a classical background (she has been composer in residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and RPS/PRS composer in the house with Sinfonia ViVA) with a love of booming bass lines.

Her wild sense of innovation has taken her far beyond a traditional musical upbringing. She’s collaborated with beatboxer Shlomo on the acclaimed Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra as well as create a piece for the bleeps and whirrs of an MRI scanner. More recently, she’s signed up with Moshi Moshi and begun releasing a string of EPs as well as landing a place on PRS for Music Foundation’s Musicians in Residence scheme.

It’s this sense of musical adventure that made Anna an obvious choice to perform at our recent M50 magazine party. Watch her tear through live monster Orlok below. Very, very loudly.