Dense Downtempo Electronica

…especially with the contemporary music, there is this feeling of being something that’s quite alienating…

Need one be educated in classical music to appreciate Anna Meredith’s compositions?

Anna Meredith is a Scottish composer of contemporary music and electronica. She also performs live with her band Horsebox. Her music is demanding and not to everyone’s taste. It’s quite dark and at moments unsettling. The sounds are piercing. Most of the time I think it’s not for me, but I keep coming back to it.

HandsFree is a piece of orchestral sounds performed with hands slapping the various parts of the body. One hundred and fifty gestures for one hundred and sixty-five people.

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