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 that “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. Vine has attended summer courses and residencies such as the Schloss Solitude Summer Academy, Minnesota Orchestra Composers Institute, Mizzou International Composers Festival, Exploring the Metropolis Con Edison Composers Residency, Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music, SALT New Music Festival, and Composit New Music Festival
Vine frequently collaborates with choreographers and multimedia artists: most recently, he has been working with Brooklyn-based dance collective, Logan Company. He also performs regularly as a guitarist under the moniker mt_twin, producing music that investigates microtonal tuning systems and static formal structures.
He is also the founder and artistic director of CNX: The Columbus // New York New Music Exchange, a programming and outreach initiative that seeks to build relationships between the contemporary music communities of Columbus, Ohio and New York City.
Vine holds an M.M. in composition from the University of Washington, where he studied with Huck Hodge, and a B.M. in composition from The Ohio State University, where he studied with Thomas Wells. He is currently working on a doctorate at the University of California, San Diego.
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