“One of the most innovative minds in modern british music” – Pitchfork
“Music for the head, the heart, the ass and the feet” – NPR’s Bob Boilen
Modern. Unique. Devilishly cool.
Anna Meredith is coming to the Momentary.
This Scottish composer writes genre-defying music with a minimalist fondness for repeated motifs and a rocker’s willingness to kick. In concert, her band merges industrial noise with something altogether organic, letting you hear classical instruments anew. As The Guardian opined, “why use a pounding bass when a tuba does a better job?”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
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.
After building an established career in the classical world and releasing two critically acclaimed EPs, she released her much-anticipated debut album, Varmints, on Moshi Moshi Records in 2016. The critical response saw 4 and 5 star reviews across the board from the likes of Wire, Sunday Times, Uncut, Q Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, DIY and the coveted Best New Music on Pitchfork. As well as being Loud & Quiet’s Album of the Year, Varmints also won the 2016 Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award. In 2019 she released the Mercury Prize nominated follow-up – FIBS – to critical acclaim once again, being named Electronic Sound’s Album of the Year, featuring in Pitchfork’s Best Experimental Albums of 2019 and the New York Times, alongside many other End of Year lists including Loud & Quiet, Paste, Stereogum and receiving 4 star reviews across the board.