Going out | Anna Meredith at the Trinity Centre

With support from Grace Lightman, an evening of aural exploration is in store

Scottish composer/producer/singer-songwriter Anna Meredith plays Colston Hall’s Trinity Centre on Thursday February 6 following the release of much-anticipated new album FIBS.

Avant-garde, experimental, danceable – these are all words that have been used to describe Meredith and the musical landscape she creates. 

To Pitchfork she’s “one of the most innovative voices in British music”, and to NPR’s Bob Boilen, she’s “the best artist I’ve seen at SXSW and one of the most creative bands I’ve seen in years”. 

Meredith not only crosses genres with casual ease, but mixes them together and overlays them, creating brand-new sonic worlds. Contemporary classical, art pop, electronica and experimental rock are all at her disposal.

After building an established career in the classical world, she released her much-anticipated debut album Varmints on Moshi Moshi Records in March 2016 to critical acclaim with four- and five-star reviews from the likes of The Wire, Sunday Times, Uncut, Q Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, DIY and the coveted Best New Music [8.4] on Pitchfork. As well as being Loud & Quiet’s Album of the Year, Varmints also won the 2016 Scottish Album of the Year Award.

Meredith is also the former composer-in-residence with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, has written a piece inspired by MRI scanner sounds, has soundtracked PRADA’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, written music for park benches in Hong Kong and sleep-pods in Singapore.

Grace Lightman supports with her multi-influence sound that incorporates elements of David Lynch, classic disco and big chorus-driven pop among others. Debut album Silver Eater is a concept work that follows the journey of an alien called Silver Eater, inspired by Paul Karason’s early noughties tale, and is at once both tongue-in-cheek and deadly serious. Expect synth rhythms, catchy melodies and hipster critique.

Caitlin Bowring

Trinity Centre

Thursday February 6, 8pm

£16.35

Age 14+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

colstonhall.org/shows/anna-meredith-2020/

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