Anthony Vine is a composer based in Brooklyn, New York. He creates music about spirituality, beauty, and sound itself. His work across different media, including performance, installation, and sound sculpture, is minimal in form, yet acoustically dynamic and deeply emotive. Most recently, his work has been inspired by sacred subjects, ranging from church background music to Marian motets.
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, 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 IMPREC/Cassauna, Cantaloupe, and Galtta Media.
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, EtM Con Edison Composer-in-Residence, John J. Cali String Quartet Composition Award, Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award, and funding from the Jerome Foundation, New Music USA, NYSCA, 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 Greenberg Music School, where he helps people with vision loss pursue their study of music. He is a PhD Candidate in music composition at the University of California, San Diego.
He directs the imprint Bazetta University Press.
Photo by Emily B. Frank
“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)