Biography

Anthony Vine is a composer and guitarist currently living in San Diego, California. His music is characterized by a pluralistic approach to tuning and harmony, drawing on just-intonation, instrumental spectra, and other temperaments. Tones are projected by acoustic instruments and simple waveforms, and cast in immersive forms. The music attempts to engage a reflexive mode of listening, wherein one takes notice of their own perceptual faculties, and begins to perceive themselves listening.

He has collaborated with a diverse array of ensembles and musicians, including Alarm Will Sound, Bearthoven, BL!NDMAN Strings, Quatuor Bozzini, Dudok Kwartet, Ensemble Modelo62, Ensemble SurPlus, Mari Kawamura, David Lackner, Will Lang, Karl Larson, Minnesota Orchestra, Trio SurPlus, Yarn/Wire, and his colleagues at UCSD. His music has been presented at Copland House, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Musiikin Aika, Schloss Solitude, Transit Festival, and Ultima Festival. Recordings have been released on Cantaloupe Music and Galtta Media.

In 2016, he was awarded the 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 2018 John J. Cali String Quartet Composition Award, 2015 Jerome Fund Commissioning Award, 2015 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award (2nd place), and NPR/Q2 Radio Top Composers under 40 (2011).

Vine is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in music composition at the University of California, San Diego.

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