Anna Meredith (GB)
Described by Pitchfork as ‘one of the most innovative voices in British music’, Anna Meredith is a genre-crossing composer and producer whose work straddles the worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, electronica and experimental rock. She was awarded an MBE for services to music in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Her CV includes scoring her first TV show in 2019 – Paul Rudd’s dark comedy Living With Yourself for Netflix, her first feature film in 2018 – Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade which won the Sundance Audience Award, opening the 2018 BBC Proms and Edinburgh International Festival, being Composer in Residence for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, a piece written for MRI scanner, soundtracking campaigns from PRADA, Fendi, Chloe & Christopher Kane, symphonies created for nursery children, music for park benches in Hong Kong and sleep-pods in Singapore. Her body-percussion piece HandsFree received rave reviews from it’s performances at Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre, Utah Youth Symphony and the new Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and even flash-mobbing the M6 motorway service station.