Anna Clyne

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Anna Clyne (born 9 March 1980, London) is a British-born composer, now resident in the USA. She has worked in both acoustic music and electro-acoustic music.

Clyne began writing music as a child, completing her first composition at age 11. She formally studied music at the University of Edinburgh, from which she graduated with a first-class Bachelor of Music degree with honours. She later studied at the Manhattan School of Music and earned a M.A. degree in music. Her teachers have included Marina Adamia, Marjan Mozetich and Julia Wolfe.

Clyne was director of the New York Youth Symphony's "Making Score" programme for young composers from 2008 to 2010. In October 2009, Clyne and Mason Bates were named co-composers in residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), as of the 2010-2011 season.[1] She took up the residency in 2010, for a scheduled term of 2 years. In January 2012, her CSO contract as co-composer in residence was extended through the 2013-2014 season.[2]

Clyne's honours include a 2010 Charles Ives Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Clutterbuck Award from the University of Edinburgh, as well as awards from Meet the Composer, The American Music Center, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Jerome Foundation, International Artist Sponsorship, and ASCAP/SEAMUS.

Selected compositions[edit]

Chamber music:

  • portrait of a woman (2000)
  • thawing (2000)
  • manipura (2001)
  • approach (2002)
  • hungarian mode (2002)
  • shadows of the silk road (2002)
  • mobile (2003)
  • riot (2003)
  • alchemist (2004)
  • puzzle music (2005)
  • scratched (2005)
  • I. A Hymn to the Virgin//II. Resting in the Green (2010)
  • Primula Vulgaris (2010)
  • Ninety Eight Point Seven (2011)
  • Spangled Unicorn (2011)

Chamber orchestra and orchestra:

  • still, within, resolve (2002)
  • a tale (2002)
  • telling wilde tales (2002)
  • the swing was made of pine wood and a light rope (2002)
  • <<rewind<< (2005, revised 2006)
  • TENDER HOOKS (2008)[3]
  • Within Her Arms (2009)[4]
  • Night Ferry (2012)

Instrumental music with tape/electronics:

  • sketches of a return (2002)
  • fits + starts (2003)
  • l.i.l.s (2003)
  • choke (2004)
  • fuse (2004)
  • seven-ten split (2004)
  • victorious (2004)
  • shards (2005)
  • rapture (2005)[5]
  • paint box (2006)[6]
  • steelworks (2006)
  • BEWARE OF (2007)
  • ELEMENTARY (2007)
  • NEXT.STOP (2007)[7]
  • On Track (2007)
  • SUGAR VEINS (2007)
  • 1987 (2008)
  • blue hour (2009)[8]
  • THE VIOLIN (2009)
  • Shadow of the Words (2010)

Tape:

  • arclight (2001)
  • one (2001)
  • transcription (2002)
  • East 5th (2003)
  • energy (2003)
  • vivre (2003)
  • fits + starts remixed (2004)
  • Experiment in Ecstasy (2006)

Vocal works:

  • wish (2001)
  • still, within, resolve (2002)
  • four-fold (2004, recorded 2005)
  • BLUSH (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steve Smith (2009-12-16). "The New Faces Among the Older Guard". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  2. ^ "CSO Music Director Extends Terms of Mead Composers-in-Residence Mason Bates and Anna Clyne for Two Years" (Press release). Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  3. ^ Steve Smith (2008-04-28). "Music in Review: American Composers Orchestra - Zankel Hall". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  4. ^ Anthony Tommasini (2009-04-08). "Four Debuts, One Farewell". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  5. ^ Allan Kozinn (2009-06-03). "Pairing 2 Impulses: Dreamy and Brash". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  6. ^ Steve Smith (2007-10-22). "Hybrid Doesn't Always Mean Synthesis". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  7. ^ Steve Smith (2007-05-01). "Post-Minimalist Inspirations, From Bells to Subway Noise". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  8. ^ Allan Kozinn (2009-11-30). "And Now They Sing the Fiddle Electric". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 

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