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Anna Meredith feels very much part of a recent wave of musicians and artists who straddle classical and contemporary music, jazz and improvisation, soundtracks and collaborations, orchestras and electronics, and do so with grace and ease. I first heard her via her lovely soundtrack to Eighth Grade (2018), by which point she’d already released a couple of albums (Varmints and Anno), with another – Fibs – the following year.

Somewhere along the line she’s also become an MBE, a Mercury Prize nominee, a multiple Proms-commissioned composer and gathered all manner of other plaudits. There’s also Bumps Per Minute, a Dodgems-themed project with its own video game and a Somerset House residency with an actual dodgems installation. It’s unlikely that she’ll be bringing anything quite so elaborate to Sage Gateshead for her full-band performance on Friday 12th November but everything Meredith does turns out to be sprinkled in magic, and she’s promised “an evening of high frolics, fast notes, slow notes, roots, toots and questionable covers.” Which sounds pretty damn delicious.

Anna Meredith plays Sage Gateshead on Friday 12th November


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