Acclaimed composer Anna Meredith shares her Spotify playlist with Brighter Sound.

Described as “one of the most innovative minds in modern British music” (Pitchfork) Anna Meredith is a composer, producer and performer of both acoustic and electronic music. Her music has been performed everywhere from BBC Last Night of the Proms to flashmob body-percussion performance in the M6 services, PRADA fashion campaigns, numerous films, festivals and concert halls worldwide and broadcast on Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6.

We’re incredibly excited that Anna will be joining us this July to direct an artistic residency for young and emerging female musicians and multi-discplinary artists. Over four days, she’ll work with the group to create new work inspired by the Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry.  The deadline to apply for this residency is Monday 4 July (apply here). We’ll be announcing details about the premiere performance of this work soon – but keep the evening of Wednesday 27 July free!


Anna Meredith’s Spotify Playlist

Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush

I first heard this when I was about eight and it has never left me – such a dark and spooky and beautiful song.

A New Error – Moderat

Just the best triplets you’ll ever hear. I defy you not to want to dance…

Millionaire – Kelis

I love the production and feel of this song and the brilliant rap in the middle from André 3000.

Christina – Teleman

I think this is a stunning indie song – such a gentle but effective build too.

Stonemilker – Bjork  

Such an inspirational artist who keeps developing and pushing. This song was from her last album and I’ve listened to it 1000000 times.

Rasmondas Rumsas – Oliver Coastes (player Laurence Crane)

This piece is so simple and pared back but so beautiful. It’s written for a cello with a curved bow so three strings can be smoothly played at once (as opposed to two). The cello is given a new tuning to be lower and allow certain chords to really speak.

About Today – The National

A really beautiful, personal song that I’ve found recently.

Lay Your Love on Me – ABBA

One of my fav ABBA songs. Such a great feel and beat – really uplifting!

Eternity – Emily Hall

My composer pal Emily writes stunningly simple and beautiful music. This is sung by Olivia Chaney and is so haunting because of the space in it as much as anything else.