Photo © Amelie Kahn-Ackermann
gravity dreams iii (orbiting)
for electric guitars and electronics (2023, WP)
Ann Cleare is an Irish artist working in the areas of concert music, opera, extended sonic environments, and hybrid instrumental design. Her work explores the static and sculptural nature of sound, probing the extremities of timbre, texture, color, and form. Ann studied at University College Cork, IRCAM, and holds a PhD from Harvard University. In October 2019, she received an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland for her contribution to music. A recipient of a 2019 Ernst von Siemens Composers’ Prize, her work has been commissioned and presented by major broadcasters such as the BBC, ORF, SWR, and WDR for festivals such as Gaudeamus Festival and the Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik.