Anna Meadors composer & saxophonist

Anna Meadors


Review of “At Daybreak,” composed for flutist Krisztina Dér; Krisztina Dér and Wayne Reich: Flutist and Video Artist Meet at the Cutting Edge

Anna Meadors, a PhD student at Princeton, chose an entirely acoustic landscape with “At Daybreak.” Don’t let the lack of computer fool you: by specifying timbral effects in the flute and adding a live percussionist, Meadors builds a powerful sonic fabric. Mirroring her approach to the music, Meadors asks a live lighting engineer to accompany the musicians. With every artistic element controlled in real time by human hands, “At Daybreak” has a wonderful elastic quality.

-Nicholas Rich

Preview interview for my M.M. recital at 88.5 WFDD: Meet the Artist: Saxophonist and Composition Student Anna Meadors

Review Red Clay Saxophone Quartet’s performance at Duke University, January 25, 2015

“Motor and Soul” (2014) by Anna Meadors (b.1989) was commissioned by RCSQ and premiered in Greensboro on November 1, 2014. In her notes, Meadors describes the motor as “the brain or the heart, maybe both…..” The composition is built in layers; little by little, the texture thickens with melodic material woven throughout. Gradually the baritone cushions and lifts the soaring soprano lines. With each note made clearly audible, the quartet made the piece sing. The audience gave the young composer (who was present) and the performance itself a thumbs up. I’ll be keeping tabs on this very talented composer.

-Karen E. Moorman, Classical Voice of North Carolina

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Upcoming Performances

April 28 - F-PLUS, Scholes Street Studio, Brooklyn, NY, premiering Doorways

April 29 - F-PLUS, Holy Trinity Church, Manhattan, NY, performing Doorways

May 9 - ensemble mise-en, PRISM Series, Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA, performing Flight

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