Anna Meredith is a composer, producer and performer of both acoustic and electronic music. Her sound is often described as ‘maximalist’, ‘uncategorisable’ and ‘genre-hopping’ and straddles the worlds of contemporary classical, avant pop, electronica and experimental rock.
Southbank Centre commissioned Anna Meredith to write a new piece for Beatboxer soloist Shlomo and Orchestra in 2010. The Concerto is an acclaimed modern classical work recognising the human voice box as a musical instrument.
This piece is part of PRS Foundation's New Music Biennial 2017.
Gerry Cornelius conductor
MaJiKer beatboxer soloist
Alyusha ensemble beatboxer
Grace Savage ensemble beatboxer
Hobbit ensemble beatboxer
MC Zani ensemble beatboxer
Matthew Featherstone ensemble beatboxer
'The Concerto is a stunning example of Meredith's combining electronica and classical' Journal of Music
The performance of Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra was recorded live at The Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre London on 7th July 2017.
Catalogue number: NMC DL201712
Release Date: 20 April 2018