Anna Clyne

Anna Clyne is an artist who writes from her heart, who defies categorization and who reaches across all barriers and boundaries. Her compositions are meant to be played by great musicians and listened to by enthusiastic audiences no matter what their background.”
– Riccardo Muti

London-born 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.

Currently the Chicago Symphony’s Mead Composer-in-Residence through the 2013/14 season, the orchestra has performed several of her works, including the premiere of Night Ferry in 2012 under the baton of Riccardo Muti. An avid advocate for music education, Ms. Clyne teaches composition workshops for local young composers and incarcerated youths as part of this 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. Ms. Clyne was also recently a guest composer at the 2011 Mizzou New Music Summer Festival.

Her 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, 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.

She 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.  Anna Clyne 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 her music, titled Blue Moth, showcasing a diverse range of her instrumental and ensemble with tape pieces, including Roulettefits + starts and Steelworks.

Her music is published exclusively by Boosey & Hawkes.

Reprinted by kind permission of Boosey & Hawkes.

Special thanks to Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy for supporting Ms. Clyne’s residency and work with the American Youth Symphony. Anna will join AYS in preparation for the performance of <<rewind<<, Sunday, February 16, 2013 at Royce Hall.