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ANNA MEREDITH / ELEANOR MEREDITH / SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE
A BRAND NEW CONTEXT FOR VIVALDI'S THE FOUR SEASONS
Anno is Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons interspersed with newly written sounds; a year of music, condensed into an hour; a sensory experience of the passing of time; a brand new context for an old, beloved piece.
Step with us into a transformed world and experience a year in an hour. Sit in a powerful circle of sound and light which collides, merges, intersplices and cocoons. Experience Vivaldi's immensely famous seasonal masterpiece as one continuous, refreshed, live experience fro the ears and the eyes.
Anna Meredith is one of the most exciting compositional talents in both new classical and electronic music. Straddling the worlds of contemporary classical, avant pop, electronica and experimental rock, her music has been broadcast on Radios 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. Whilst her classical accolades include Composer in Residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, RPS/PRS Composer in the House with Sinfonia ViVA, classical music representative for the 2009 South Bank Show Breakthrough Award and winner of the 2010 Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers, she has recently caused ripples of excitement amongst national music press, peers and fans over her debut album,Varmints – released on Moshi Moshi Records on 4 March to instant critical and cult acclaim.
Her works have been performed by leading orchestras and ensembles at an impressive range of events, from the Last Night of the Proms to Latitude Festival, PRADA fashion campaigns and a flash mob performances at motorway service stations.
Eleanor Meredith is an artist and illustrator. She is co-founder and an art director of The Loop, a magazine for curious, creative children aged 8-12. Eleanor also teaches, leads workshops, and works on commissions, with clients ranging from The Skinny Magazine to Sinfonia ViVa to Moshi Moshi Records.
Currently based in Hackney (in a studio hidden at the top of a cinema), she grew up in Scotland, studying Illustration at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art before an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins.
Known for their visceral, energetic performance style, Scottish Ensemble’s performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons adds a distinctive and welcome intimacy to the pieces. As Gramophone magazine said of the 2011 live recording: “The playing standard is excellent, with the strings of Scottish Ensemble finding a light and suitably transparent texture in the Vivaldi, matched by bright, stylish solos from Jonathan Morton…”.