My Awarded Projects
If You Listen
Women composers and a chorus of girls make music that amplifies marginalized voices and highlights stories that need to be told.Created By: Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Anna Clyne and the Berkeley Symphony
Anna Clyne joins the Berkeley Symphony as composer-in-residence from 2016-2019.Created By: Berkeley Symphony
Cabrillo Festival commissions a world premiere symphonic ballet by composer Anna Clyne–a centerpiece of Marin Alsop's 25th and final season.Created By: Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
American Notes – a musical exploration
Orpheus commissions Anna Clyne and Timo Andres to compose new musical portraits exploring current American identity in a globalized world.Created By: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Anna ClyneHudson Valley, NY
London-born Anna Clyne is a Grammy-nominated composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music. Described as a “composer of uncommon gifts and unusual methods” in a New York Times profile and as “dazzlingly inventive” by Time Out New York, Clyne’s work often includes collaborations with cutting-edge choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, and musicians.
Clyne has been commissioned by a wide range of ensembles and institutions, including BBC Radio 3, BBC Scottish Symphony, Britten Sinfonia, Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Houston Ballet, London Sinfonietta, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, and the Southbank Centre. Her work has been championed by such world-renowned conductors as Marin Alsop, Pablo Heras-Casado, Riccardo Muti, Leonard Slatkin, André de Ridder, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Osmo Vänskä.
From 2010–2015, Clyne served as a Mead Composer-in-Residence for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Music Director Riccardo Muti lauded Clyne as “an artist who writes from the 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.” She has also been in residence with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestre national d’Île-de-France, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Berkeley Symphony, and National Sawdust. Clyne serves as the mentor composer for the Orchestra of St Luke’sDeGaetano Composer Institute. The Scottish Chamber Orchestra recently announced Clyne as its Associate Composer for the next three years, through the 2020-2021 season. The residency includes plans for a series of new works commissioned over three years.
Recent premieres include Restless Oceans with the Taki Concordia Orchestra and Marin Alsop at the World Economic Forum; Beltane with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard in Glasgow; Three Sisters, her mandolin concerto for Avi Avital and the Kremerata Baltica; Masquerade for the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop at the Last Night of the Proms; and This Midnight Hour for L’Orchestre national d’Île-de-France.
Summer 2019 saw a number of new premieres from Clyne: Her cello concerto DANCE debuted by Inbal Segev at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, led by Cristian Macelaru; Snake and Ladderfor saxophone and electronics premiered with Jess Gillam at the Cheltenham Music Festival; and The Nico Project, a theatrical piece featuring Clyne’s transcriptions and arrangements of music from Nico’s Marble Index, was presentedat the Manchester International Festival. This fall, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Pekka Kuusisto premiere Clyne’s Sound and Fury in Edinburgh.
Clyne is the recipient of the 2016 Hindemith Prize; a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; awards from Meet the Composer, the American Music Center, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Jerome Foundation; and prizes from ASCAP and SEAMUS. She was nominated for the 2014 Times Breakthrough Award (UK).
Clyne’s music is represented on Cantaloupe Music, Cedille, MajorWho Media, New Amsterdam, Resound, Tzadik, and VIA labels. Recent releases include Blue Moth, an album of her instrumental music for ensemble and tape; Night Ferry with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti; and Prince of Clouds featuring Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo with the Curtis Chamber Orchestra on Cedille Records. Both Night Ferry and Prince of Clouds were nominated for 2015 Grammy Awards.
Clyne’s music is published exclusively by Boosey & Hawkes. boosey.com/clyne
For full orchestra / Recording by Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Ricardo Muti (2012) / Please note that the file is highly compressed to make it under 10MB
For full orchestra / Recording by BBC Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop (2013) / Please note that the file is highly compressed to make it under 10MB