Scottish musician Anna Meredith composed her first-ever film score for Eighth Grade. The movie, which was directed and written by Bo Burnham, follows a 13-year-old-girl (played by Elsie Fisher) through her last week of middle school. It comes out in select theaters today. More »
Classical-electronic composer Anna Meredith excels at blending old and new. Her upcoming album Anno, performed in collaboration with the Scottish Ensemble, weaves Vivaldi’s Four Seasons together with her experimental originals. The sprawling double-single “Low Light” and “Ice” leans into a more classical, orchestral sound than her previous 2018 release “Calion.” The two compositions are … More »
Meredith released her critically-acclaimed and award-winning debut record, Varmints, in 2016. Her latest synth-drenched offering is sonically reminiscent of her beloved debut and bears a passing resemblance to the work of Jamie xx, Steve Reich, and the seminal Philip Glass. Meredith’s experimental grandeur is immersed in both texture and syncopation but remains digestible in its galvanizing penchant.
“Calion” may be the first new music from Meredith in some time, but its driving inclination evokes an abiding, cinematic landscape which is sure to permeate the memories of its listeners for some time.
Anna Meredith is also heading out on a nine-show tour at the end of January.
25 January – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
26 January – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
31 January – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
01 February – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
02 February – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
03 February – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
06 February – Chicago, IL – Schubas
07 February – Minneapolis, MN – Liquid Music @ Aria
09 February – Northfield, MN – Weitz Center For Creativity
It’s only the second week of 2018, but we’re already on week 38 of Adult Swim’s Single series that started back in May. Scottish composer/producer Anna Meredith’s “Calion” premiere today; it’s a track that highlights the marriage of Meredith’s classical canon and syncopation techniques we first heard on her debut. Listen below. More »