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    Anna Meredith

    Any fans here of Anna Meredith?

    She is an interesting gal I think. She started out as a modern classical composer but she switched completely electronic. Normally I am not too keen on purely electronic music but her stuff gets pretty wild at times. Enough to terrorize Ms TheDunno so it must be good. I only heared her Latest album yet "Varmits' and I quite like it.

    Probably not 'prog' but certainly progressive music. Check it out:
    https://annahmeredith.bandcamp.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    Any fans here of Anna Meredith?

    She is an interesting gal I think. She started out as a modern classical composer but she switched completely electronic. Normally I am not too keen on purely electronic music but her stuff gets pretty wild at times. Enough to terrorize Ms TheDunno so it must be good. I only heared her Latest album yet "Varmits' and I quite like it.

    Probably not 'prog' but certainly progressive music. Check it out:
    https://annahmeredith.bandcamp.com/
    https://annahmeredith.bandcamp.com/track/shill

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    Love Varmints. Great songs and although it often sounds poppy there is so much more going on, which I guess reflects her background as a "serious" composer.

    I also really like what I have heard of her orchestral works. For example Flak, which starts with Ligeti-like atmosphere and builds up over 18 minutes to a mightly stomp with drums, electronics and electric guitar as well as the orchestra.

    And check out Axeman. https://soundcloud.com/annameredith/axeman
    For those budding bassoon players out there who are tired of sitting unnoticed at the back of the orchestra, this is what you could sound like with the right set-up.

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    Sounds like I seriously need to check out her Orchestral works!

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    There a new single out. New album coming out in October

    The new tune kicks ass and the video is kinda cool.


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    They played a couple of the new tunes during their last tour through the area. Simply can't wait for this one to be released

    Send Moolah to the Meredith: https://annahmeredith.bandcamp.com/album/fibs
    Ephemeral Sun - because I gotta do something about these boxes of CDs in the basement: http://www.ephemeralsun.com

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    Also: SEE HER LIVE. Her band are every ounce as fun and infectiously thrilling onstage.
    Ephemeral Sun - because I gotta do something about these boxes of CDs in the basement: http://www.ephemeralsun.com

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    Thanks for the H.U.!
    Like it!!

    Pura vida!.

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    Oh that's so clever and fun and brilliant! Loved Varmints too, NAUTILUS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    Sounds like I seriously need to check out her Orchestral works!
    Here's a large orchestral piece from last year: Five Telegrams - Sender & Receiver. It was a commission for the BBC Proms, in memorium of World War I, and was written in collaboration with 59 Productions, a visual production team. The composition was inspired by a set of postcards issued to the soldiers at the front to send home, which only allowed a choice of preprinted messages. The music is quite impressive - 25 minutes long, for orchestra and chorus, plus additional brass and percussion. For the story behind it, see https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...ival-postcards.

    Last edited by Baribrotzer; 1 Week Ago at 11:47 PM.

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    WOW! Fantastic. Missed that one but absolutely loved it!

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    Never heard of her before. Exploring. Wow.
    Maka ki ecela tehani yanke lo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    They played a couple of the new tunes during their last tour through the area. Simply can't wait for this one to be released

    Send Moolah to the Meredith: https://annahmeredith.bandcamp.com/album/fibs
    Just listened to "Paramour", and that is an impressive song. I might just preorder this one, especially since it comes on white vinyl.

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    Also had not heard of her, but also exploring. Loving what I am hearing.

    ETA: I just listened to all of "Five Telegrams." Wow! Just wow!
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    Here's a truly odd one - a concerto for amplified vocal-effects virtuoso, small amplified vocal-effects choir, and chamber orchestra. The vocal-effects guy, Simon Shlomo Kahn (AKA Shlomo), seems to either be mostly inaudible during the first half, or integrated so well into the orchestral texture that he sounds like just another percussion instrument. But in the second half, he starts to become more obvious and out-front, so do the vocal-effects choir, and the results are quite amazing.


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    And here's a cover of her relatively early tune "Nautilus". That piece was her first foray into pop music (or sort-of-pop-music), as opposed to formal classical composition, and apparently the result of an odd inspiration that turned out to demand a prog/indie/EDM sound, and wouldn't be satisfied with anything more tratitional. The camera-work and recording are a little iffy, but it's an interesting version: faithful to the timbres of the original, yet played entirely live without sequenced electronics.



    And here's the original, with its video.

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