Anna Meredith Releases New Album 'Anno'

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anna meredith releases 'anno'

 

Anna Meredith has released a new album titled, Anno, a boundary-pushing collaboration with the Scottish Ensemble. Released on August 17 on Moshi Moshi records, the LP intertwines Anna's original compositions with Vivaldi's Four Seasons, in an innovative, electronic re-imagination of the original work, marking an impeccable blend of old and new, 'classical' and 'popular'.

Anno began life as an immersive, 360 degree experience featuring beautiful visuals by Eleanor Meredith. The sixty-minute work for string orchestra was premiered by the Scottish ensemble in 2016 at Spitalfields Festival. It was recently performed again at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

Anna, a former composer for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, recorded the album with the Scottish Ensemble, and the album is available in a range of formats. In addition to digital and double vinyl copies, Anno is available as an exclusive binaural recording, allowing the listener to experience the music in a unique, spatial capacity. 

Anno was recently featured as BBC Radio 6 'Album of the Day'.

Order Anno here.

"Magical...Italian Baroque Meets Techno" 

- The Times

“a near eight minute whirlwind of beautiful strings and obscure electronic inputs that prove Meredith's genre-defying sound”

- The Line of Best Fit

“Exquisite… confirms Meredith as one of the most interesting young pioneers in the increasingly intertwined world of classical and electronica”

- The Irish Times

“[The Vivaldi is] razed and reshaped suspensefully with syncopated percussion and dramatic synthesizer...its swift shifts in direction recall the melodrama of an action movie more so than the naturalistic world”

- Pitchfork

“a harmonious call-and-response between a European classical tradition and modernity, a mere 1,200 seasons apart”

- Electronic Sounds

Anno vaults between pastoral pomp and Meredith’s trademarks… thrillingly nauseous”

- The Guardian 


Catherine Grieves