Anthony Vine is a composer and guitarist living in Brooklyn, New York. He creates music about spirituality, beauty, and sound itself. His work across different media—performance, installation, and sound sculpture—is minimal yet acoustically rich and deeply emotive.
Currently his imagination is most at ease with medieval liturgical and devotional music. Recent work has been inspired by the formal aspects of medieval motets, the relationship between church acoustics and liturgical singing, the sound of prayer, and how medieval notation communicates to the eye and ear. These projects range from hagiographic concertos to archaeoacoustic research.
His music has been presented by Blank Forms, Carnegie Hall, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Lévy Gorvy, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Musiikin Aika, Pioneer Works, Transit Festival, and Ultima Festival, and performed by Alarm Will Sound, AndPlay, Quatuor Bozzini, Bearthoven, Dudok Kwartet, Gareth Davis, Duo Axis, Madison Greenstone, Hotel Elefant, Mari Kawamura, The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, David Lackner, Will Lang, Karl Larson, loadbang, longleash, The Minnesota Orchestra, Ensemble Modelo62, Palimpsest, The Rhythm Method, Steven Schick, Trio SurPlus, and Yarn/Wire. Recordings of his music have been released on Cantaloupe, Galtta Media, and Yarn/Wire's imprint.
Vine is the recipient of the 2024 Rome Prize in Musical Composition at the American Academy in Rome. In 2016, he received the Gaudeamus International Composers Award, where 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 honors include fellowships from the Watermill Center and Camargo Foundation, John J. Cali String Quartet Composition Award, Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award, and funding from the Jerome Foundation, New Music USA, and Johnstone Fund for New Music.
Through support from the Creatives Rebuild New York’s Artist Employment Program, Vine is the composer-in-residence at The Filomen M. D'Agostino Music School, where he helps people with vision loss pursue their study of music. He is also a PhD Candidate in music composition at the University of California, San Diego.
“I am a miserable little clay vase. This, I do not say of myself but in thanks to the true light: Man is a vessel which God created for himself and filled with his inspiration in order to accomplish his work.” (Hildegarde von Bingen)