Anna Meredith + Special Guest

The Old Market, Brighton.

Anna Meredith + Special Guest

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Melting Vinyl are delighted to welcome composer, producer and performer Anna Meredith with her genre-defying contemporary classical, art pop, ambient, experimental rock.

Prior to the release of Varmints, Meredith was already well known as a writer of music for other people,
taking commissions from international orchestras, operas and cultural institutions, writing symphonies,
songs and string quartets, exploring boomwhackers, beatboxing and body percussion, her music being
heard at the Proms, in motorway service station flash-mob performances and on haute-couture catwalks.
She has been Composer in Residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, regularly commissioned
by orchestras around the world and the first female composer to be commissioned for the Last Night of the
Proms.

Then, in 2016, following a pair of warmly received EPs, Meredith released Varmints, her debut studio album
and first-ever feature-length self-commissioned work. It was a gamble not just financially, involving months
of unpaid writing, but also psychologically: by putting herself in charge, and front and centre, rather than
simply being told what to write, she had no-one to answer to but herself - the pressure was on. Perhaps
unsurprisingly, though, given Meredith's extensive experience for knocking together fairly impressive,
genre-defying pieces of music, Varmints was an unqualified success. A suite that juxtaposed hulking slabs of
cross-rhythm and electronics with brittle gusts of delicate confession and irresistibly addictive pop melody,
the record garnered rave reviews, and has continued to win over new fans well beyond the standard album
release campaign, meaning Meredith and her band were still touring it round the world and the festival
circuit two years later, culminating in a sold-out performance of the album in full at the Queen Elizabeth
Hall last April, backed by the Southbank Sinfonia.

Other major Meredith projects in 2018 included Anno - a boundary-pushing collaboration with the Scottish
Ensemble, in which original pieces of her work are intertwined with Vivaldi's Four Seasons - and Five
Telegrams - a collaboration with 59 Productions, which was performed at the opening night of the BBC
Proms and Edinburgh International Festival (EIF). Then, earlier this year she released her first soundtrack,
for the acclaimed Bo Burnham-directed A24 (Lady Bird, Moonlight, Ex Machina) film Eighth Grade. The
film was released in the UK in April, following its successful premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival
and a wave of critical acclaim upon its 2018 US release.

On top of all that, she was named a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the
Queen's birthday honours list last month for services to music. So that'll be Anna Meredith MBE, to give her
full title, now.

"One of the most innovative minds in modern British music " - Pitchfork

"Meredith and her band excel at...surprising you into hearing classical instruments anew" - The Guardian

"Uncategorisable electronic musician and composer" - Wire

"Meredith is a classically trained beatsmith who uses her highbrow skillset to experimental ends with thrilling results" - Diva