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21 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Anna Meredith. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Anna Meredith, often where they are interviewed.

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21 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Anna Meredith. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Anna Meredith, often where they are interviewed.

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Anna Meredith

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Described by Pitchfork as ‘one of the most innovative voices in British music’, Anna Meredith is a genre-crossing composer and producer whose work straddles the worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, electronica and experimental rock.

Alongside the release of her award-winning debut album, Varmints (2016) and critically acclaimed follow up FIBS (2019, nominated for the Mercury Prize 2020 and the SAY Award 2020), Anna’s CV includes scoring for TV (2019 ‘Living With Yourself’, Netflix) and film (2018 Sundance Audience Award winner, ‘Eighth Grade’), opening the 2018 BBC Proms and Edinburgh International Festival, being Composer in Residence for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, a piece written for MRI scanner, soundtracking campaigns from PRADA, Fendi, Chloe & Christopher Kane, symphonies created for nursery children, music for park benches in Hong Kong and sleep-pods in Singapore. She is a regular presenter and guest on radio (Radio 3 and BBC 6Music) and television and her music is frequently broadcast as well as featuring in films, installations and TV.

Nov 18 2020 · 42mins
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#17D Anna Meredith [CHAT 2]

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In this final instalment you get a multitude of factoids about Anna’s critically acclaimed album, Fibs (2019). She draws a track name from a bowl at random and tells us the first thing that comes to mind. You’ll also be hearing juicy extracts of the tracks alongside these insider scoops.


In the second half we talk about her 2018, BBC Proms commission Five Telegrams - if you aren’t familiar with the piece watch it here. It’s on a ginormous scale with incredible visuals projected onto (and inside) Royal Albert Hall.

Finally, we talk about her experiences working with Bo Burnham on his award winning film, Eighth Grade.


*another bad language warning, we just couldn't control ourselves*


I hope that you’ve enjoyed this extended podcast episode, I’ve never released so much material from one guest. Testament to Anna’s generous insights - this was a hugely inspiring day for me, a pleasure to edit it all together and I hope you too have been inspired by her. Share around the episode and we’ll all be better for it!

Here’s the best link to use: http://hyperurl.co/iqpldb


Thank you so much for listening to excuse the mess. Who knows when I’ll be back but at least you have 3.5 hours of Anna Meredith episode to work through (and all the previous episodes if you haven’t already). It goes without saying but a mountain of thanks to Anna, what an inspiration!


Take care in your Covid-Bunkers, keep busy and be available to help those that need you!

Much love 

Ben xxx


Follow Anna here:

Website | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | Facebook | BandCamp

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Website | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify

excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and iZotope Audio.

Thanks to Acast for hosting this podcast and Anna's manager Rachel for all of her input.

Tracklist:

Calion

Limpet

Killjoy

Inhale Exhale

Orlok

Divining 

Paramour

Sawbones

Unfurl

Ribbons

Being...  

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Apr 08 2020 · 1hr 8mins

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#17B Anna Meredith [MUSIC MAKING]

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This part of the podcast is where myself and the guest write a brand new piece of music on the spot, using just one instrument and electronic manipulations. We opted for the humble pesto jar as our instrument, why not! 

You will hear the journey of the piece from the ‘blank page’ to the finished piece at the end. I had such a blast working with Anna on this track. This is a brilliant opportunity to discover how Anna’s razor sharp composition brain works in real time. 

Partway through Anna draw’s one of her famous ‘Meredith Maps’ you find it at the bottom of this page on the etm website.

*Credit where credit is due - the pesto jar idea I borrowed from friends of the performance/composer group Bastard Assignments - they’re worth checking out live when 'live' is once again a thing we can all enjoy*

I hope you like the piece we made called ‘oopsloops’. Thanks for listening!

Follow Anna here:

Website | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | Facebook | BandCamp

Follow etm:

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify

excuse the mess is gratefully supported by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and iZotope Audio.

Tracklist:

moonmoons

Bubble Gun

oopsloops (our etm co-composition)

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Apr 08 2020 · 36mins
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#17A Anna Meredith [CHAT 1]

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Anna Meredith (ANNA MEREDITH!!) is guest #17 on excuse the mess. If you’re a new listener thanks so much for checking out the podcast. This episode is a 4-part epic, the director's cut! It’s testament to Anna’s dynamic, hilarious, inspiring podcast chat that I can release 3.5 hours worth of podcast recordings and be confident you’ll be entertained throughout. Whilst we’re all locked up in our Covid-Bunkers you might welcome this extended deep dive into the mind and music of this phenomenal composer. Let the music escapism commence... 


If you don’t know Anna’s music by the end of this you will but here’s a little context...

She is one of the most celebrated composers in the UK (the nation even confirmed this by awarding her an MBE). She studied classical composition and has a vast amount of commissions under her belt. Her piece Five Telegrams opened the BBC Proms in 2018, it is one of the largest scale classical pieces I’ve ever seen, with visuals projected onto the Royal Albert Hall alongside her music performed by hundreds of musicians. Over the last 10 years (ish) she has been exploring a more electronic sound world and creating quite the storm. Her music is muscular yet warm, complex and direct. She was brought on as composer to the award winning film ‘Eighth Grade’ (dir. Bo Burnham) and the Netflix series ‘Living With Yourself’ (with Paul Rudd). 


There are 4 parts for you to digest:

A • This one (CHAT 1)

B • MUSIC MAKING - we make a track using a pesto jar and nothing else!

C • AUDIENCE Q’s - questions from you

D • CHAT 2 - More focus on Anna’s album FIBS, Five Telegrams and Eighth Grade

In this part we have a good old fashioned podcast rambly chat. We talk vegan cakes, exercise, the importance of composer community (referencing the Camberwell Composer’s Collective she was part of), we discuss her technique for mapping out compositions and classical culture amongst many other things.


*just a swearing warning, this episode contains occasional effs and jeffs*


I hope you enjoy this extended podcast - please dip in and out at your own pace and share with those who might like to hear.


Much love & take care of yourselves and others,

Ben xxx


Follow Anna here:

Website | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | Facebook | BandCamp

Follow etm:

Website | Twitter | Instagram |

Apr 08 2020 · 1hr
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Delving into the subconscious with Jon Hopkins and Anna Meredith

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Four behemoths of the current electronic music scene - Max Cooper, Anna Meredith, Holly Herndon, and Jon Hopkins – join the BBC World Service to talk all about creativity.

They’ve made some of the most influential music of the 2010s, and that continues into the new decade. Led by Irish composer, producer, and former geneticist Max Cooper, the group discuss how much their subconscious plays a part in their music, their composition likes and dislikes, and – the biggest question of all – the reasons why they became a musician in the first place.

Answering those questions are: one of the most innovative voices in British music, the contemporary-classical composer Anna Meredith, who released the album Fibs last year; American composer and sound artist Holly Herndon, who developed her sound in Berlin, and released the excellent album PROTO last year; and keyboardist, producer, and 'sonic technician' Jon Hopkins. Fresh from releasing various offshoots of the album Singularity, he’s been touring the world, and has played with everybody from Brian Eno and Coldplay to King Creosote.
Mar 06 2020 · 33mins
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The Music That Made Me: Anna Meredith

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Our brand new podcast series The Music That Made Me meets composers and artists to discuss just that – the music that made them who they are today. They speak to our host and London Sinfonietta cellist Zoë Martlew to talk through the tracks that have influenced their work.

In this special live episode, the British composer, producer and performer of electronic and acoustic music Anna Meredith breaks down her defining musical tracks with our host Zoë Martlew, and discusses the significance of works like Janáček's Sinfonietta and artists such as Go West and Björk in her life. 

Feb 27 2020 · 30mins
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New Mix: Pinegrove, Anna Meredith, Sudan Archives, 4 Mellotrons

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This edition of All Songs Considered has songs of gratitude from Pinegrove, a take on intimacy from Norway's Jenny Hval, a song of quietude from Anna Meredith and the magic of the Mellotron. 1. Sudan Archives: "Confessions," 2. Jenny Hval: "High Alice," 3. Pinegrove: "Moment," 4. Anna Meredith: "moonmoons," 5. Mellotron Variations: "Pulsar," 6. Bonnie "Prince" Billy: "One with the Birds."
Sep 03 2019 · 30mins
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#28: MK3D Live! with Stephen Merchant and Anna Meredith

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MK3D Live! with Stephen Merchant, Anna Meredith, Brian Welsh, Benedict Erlingsson, Steve Mitchell and Joe Kraemer.

Want to come to a recording of a Mark Kermode Live in 3D show at the BFI Southbank in London?

You can book tickets to next month’s MK3D here:


https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=9FD162DC-3C10-43AB-ADCC-31364C1822AE&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=9F31E26A-0485-48B9-B9CB-4BA957BE7942



If it says it's sold out - don’t despair, there are often returns so check again nearer the time.


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Kermode On Film is produced by HLA Agency and Hidden Flack Ltd

Producers Hedda Archbold, Nick Freand Jones and Tom Whalley

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May 07 2019 · 1hr 7mins
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Episode 4: Anna Meredith

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Composer Anna Meredith. Credit: Kate Bones

Anna Meredith's dynamic and varied compositions have put her in favor with contemporary classical and experimental electronic music fans alike. The Guardian has described her tunes as, “majestic bangers.”

During our conversation, recorded at the Big Ears Music Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, we talk about how she writes these hard to categorize gems, her first U.S. tour experience, and how she works with her collaborators, while being a self-described ‘control freak’.

You can hear her music on her album Varmints, and also in the film Eighth Grade. That movie was one of the most acclaimed of 2018, and it was scored by Meredith.

*Music from this episode can be found on Bandcamp and on LP & CD from fine retailers.

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Jan 22 2019 · 20mins
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#193 - Aphex Twin, Anna Meredith, Disrupt, Enzo Elia - 13 August 2018

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This week we have a stunning selection of leftfield electronic music. Not only is there a new record from Aphex Twin, but stunning Mexican electronics from IntiNahual and the brilliant new record from Brandt Brauer Frick's Daniel Brandt. We also have Anna Meredith's rework of Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons, a collaboration between Throwing Snow and Wil Plowman under the Swaabi Maa moniker to celebrate the birthday of their A Future Without Records, and lots of good music from Portugal, Niger and beyond.
Aug 13 2018 · 1hr 10mins
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