Anna Meredith!

If you know me personally, you know that I listen to a lot of music. On an average day, I will listen to six or seven full albums - generally exploring the world of "new releases" - ranging from opera, to Renaissance choral music, to hip hop, to AT40, and beyond. 

Rarely do I discover a new artist/genre/album that shatters my world so much I feel the urge to write about it, but occasionally this happens. In 2017, the South Korean band Ssing Ssing was the group to break that barrier, and before that, in 2016, the Los Angeles Master Chorale's recording of David Lang's The National Anthems changed my world.  

One of the many ways that I discover new artists is through NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series which are eclectic and often mind blowing. Recently, the British composer and visionary, Anna Meredith was featured on this series. Sadly, I had not heard of her before this, and I am immediately obsessed. Her work Handsfree has already been added to my personal list of "must perform" works (you can see an awesome mini documentary about this piece here).

I don't want to waste any more of your time, instead, you should go explore the work of Anna Meredith, you won't be disappointed. 

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