Biography

Anthony Vine (b. 1988) is a composer and guitarist currently living in San Diego, California. Vine's music is characterized by carefully sculpted fragile landscapes, static networks of microtonal harmony, and strong influences from visual artists and choreographers.

Vine is the winner of the 2016 Gaudeamus Prize. The jury noted, 'Anthony Vine creates a solid, mature, beautifully crafted fragile sound world. He knows how to blur the identity of the different sources of sounds including the use of electronics in a very singular way.' Other awards and honors include the 2015 Jerome Fund Commissioning Award, 2015 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award, NPR/Q2 Radio Top Composers under 40 (2011), and the 2010 and 2009 Ruth Friscoe Composition Prizes at The Ohio State University.

His music has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, Yarn/Wire, Alarm Will Sound, Bozzini Quartet, Ensemble Modelo62, Bearthoven, Ensemble SurPlus, Trio SurPlus, the [switch~ ensemble], and the Illinois Modern Ensemble with performances at numerous festivals throughout the world, including the Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht), Time of Music (Musiikin Aika, Finland), Ultima Festival (Oslo), and Nief Norf Summer Festival (Knoxville). His music has been recorded and released on Cantaloupe Music and Galtta Media.

Vine has attended institutes and residencies such as the Schloss Solitude Summer Academy, Minnesota Orchestra Composers Institute, Mizzou International Composers Festival, CULTIVATE at Copland House, Exploring the Metropolis Con Edison Composers Residency, Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music, and Composit New Music Festival.

Vine collaborates frequently with choreographers and multimedia artists: most recently, he has been working with video artist Katy Gilmore, and Brooklyn-based dance collective Logan Company.

Vine holds an M.M. in composition from the University of Washington, and a B.M. in composition from The Ohio State University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego.

> CV (last updated 17.06.25)

Interviews and Writings

17.06.21 | Tempo, Volume 71, Issue 281
"YARN/WIRE/CURRENTS, vol. 4: works by LAMB , LUCIER , VINE . Yarn/Wire. Bandcamp." by Hannah Reardon-Smith

16.12.09 | Relevent Tones
Recap of 2016 Gaudeamus Muziekweek, including a brief discussion with Seth Boustead about my work and snippets of 'For Agnes Martin' and 'Between Blue'

16.09.11 | Portrait by Jan Nieuwenhuis
English and Dutch translations

16.09.10 | Dutch Public Broadcasting
A conversation about my music, and the 2016 Gaudeamus Muziekweek

16.01.29 | Minnesota Public Radio
Preview of the 2016 Minnesota Orchestra Instiute, and brief remarks on 'Transmission'

16.01.22 | EtM Con Edison Composer-in-Residence Spotlight Interview
Brief video interviews about upcoming projects, influences, and CNX