Anna Murray

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Anna Murray (M.Phil, B.Mus, ARIAM) is a multimedia composer, musician and writer based in Dublin.

Anna obtained her Bachelor of Music degree from the National University of Ireland Maynooth in 2009, where she specialised in composition for mixed media. In 2011 she was awarded an MPhil degree in Music and Media Technologies from Trinity College Dublin, where her final project was The Echoes, a multimedia composition exploring the connections between text and music. She is also an Associate of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Her work focusses on works for small ensembles or solo performers and electronics. She is also an audio-visual artist.

As a pianist and composer, Anna has studied with Leonora Carney, Adrian Vernon Fish, Gordon Delap, Donnacha Dennehy and Linda Buckley. She has had works performed by The Crash Ensemble, the Rhombus Ensemble, Philip Lawson, David Adams and the Gap Static Piano Trio and has also had works presented at the Hilltown New Music Festival.

She is a member of the Irish Composers’ Collective, and is represented by the Contemporary Music Centre. Anna is co-director of Dublin-based new music production group Fractal with Philip Lawson, as part of which she is about to embark on an Irish national tour of new works for guitar and electronics with visuals, curated and engineered by herself and performed by Philip. She also plays keyboard, electronics and bass for The Manhattan Syndrome, and is a qualified piano teacher.

Anna is also a journalist in the area of music and the arts, and is an Editor for The Journal Of Music, as well as a contributer to a number of other publications. She also works in the area of arts management, independently and as part of Lundström Arts Management, and concert promotion, with the Irish Composers’ Collective, Ergodos and others.