Anna Meredith and Steve Hauschildt
Earthen Sea, Diamondstein
Tue, March 14, 2017
9:00 pmTBD Location
$12.00 - $15.00
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.finetimela.com/event/1430036/
Her music has been performed everywhere from the BBC Last Night of the Proms to flashmob body-percussion performances in the M6 Services, PRADA fashion campaigns, numerous films, installations and documentaries, pop festivals, clubs and classical concert halls worldwide and broadcast on Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6.
Her debut album, Varmints was released in March 2016 on Moshi Moshi/PIAS and has already attracted numerous 4 and 5 star reviews from press and media around the world including Pitchfork’s coveted Best New Music. Varmints has just won the 2016 Scottish Album of the Year (SAY Award).
She is published by a new partnership between Warp Publishing & Faber Publishing.
Anna is also a regular TV and Radio guest, judge and panel member on numerous shows including as Goldie’s mentor for the TV show Classic Goldie.
She has been Composer in Residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, RPS/PRS Composer in the House with Sinfonia ViVA, the classical music representative for the 2009 South Bank Show Breakthrough Award and winner of the 2010 Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers.
Her recent piece Connect It was written for the BBC’s award winning Ten Pieces scheme which involved half of all UK Primary school children working on Connect It as well as Anna leading broadcasts, workshops and performances including at Radio 2’s Proms in the Park to 40,000 people.
Anna’s two EPs – Black Prince Fury and Jet Black Raider were released on Moshi Moshi Records to critical acclaim including Drowned in Sound’s Single of the Year.
She performs with her band of classical musicians and a line up of Anna on clarinet and electronics plus two cellists (Gemma Kost & Dan Hammersley), electric guitar (Jack Ross), tuba (Tom Kelly) and drums (Sam Wilson). After a sell-out Varmints album launch (awarded 5 stars by the Guardian) at London’s ICA the band are touring and performing at numerous UK and EU headline shows and festivals throughout 2016 including Glastonbury, Field Day, Latitude, Rewire, End of the Road, Pohoda and Les Nuits.
Other recent projects have included collaborations with Laura Marling and The Stranglers for the first 6Music Prom, commissions for the Aurora Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and Living Earth Duo, Installations for Sleep-Pods in Singapore and Park Benches in Hong Kong and the world’s first Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra.
Plans for 2016 include a new piece for the Kronos Quartet, working with her sister, illustrator Eleanor Meredith on a new piece Anno, incorporating Vivaldi’s Four Seasons for the Scottish Ensemble, pieces for Big Band, remixes, arrangements and film work including new music for Jaques Audiard’s latest film Dheepan.
In 2011, Hauschildt signed to Kranky as a solo artist and released his debut album in November: the shimmering, majestic double-LP Tragedy & Geometry. This was followed in November of 2012 by Sequitur, a shorter album that featured an increased presence of drum machines and bright synth-pop melodies; Emeralds' album Just to Feel Anything, released that same month, explored a similar direction. Emeralds disbanded in early 2013 after McGuire left the group; Hauschildt and Elliott initially announced plans to soldier on as a duo, but they subsequently decided to go their separate ways. Later during the year, Editions Mego released S/H, a lengthy double-CD collecting music from Hauschildt's personal archives. The collection's first disc consisted entirely of previously unreleased material recorded from 2010-2012, while the second disc stretched as far back as 2005, including rare tracks previously released only on limited cassettes and CD-Rs. In 2014, Hauschildt was invited to compile the first disc of Air Texture IV, a double-CD ambient compilation; he included selections by Heathered Pearls, Mirror to Mirror, Le Révélateur, and others, as well as two of his own new pieces. Hauschildt returned to Kranky in 2015 with Where All Is Fled, another expansive double-LP of sparkling, arpeggio-heavy ambient pieces in line with his debut album, but adding some new elements, such as atmospheric techno beats on the track "Aequus." A year later, Kranky released Hauschildt's fourth solo album, Strands.
With Long's debut LP, Ink, (released on Lovers Rock in September 2015) he came into his rightful role as a rising talent in the world of dub techno. An Act of Love, his second full-length and highest profile release to date, lands of February 17th via Kranky.
"...an arresting bout of psychedelia. By the end, you may be questioning if you've just been inceptioned with illuminati propaganda or not" - Thump
"...visions of Rasputin and double-exposed flashes of darkness and light dance through your head, accompanied by his dead-eyed, not-quite-dance music." -Bandcamp Daily
"...the perfect soundtrack to the dark underbelly of a melancholic future dystopia tinged with just the right amount of doomed romance." - The405