Discipline: Music Composition

Ann Cleare

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Birr Offaly, IRELAND
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

Ann Cleare is a composer and technologist, creating through the medium of sound. Her practice extends to the areas of concert music, opera, sonic environments (site-specific, installation works), and hybrid instrumental design (involving both hardware design and software engineering).

Cleare is particularly fascinated by timbre and texture and how these parameters can be activated with the use of technology to explore places, people, and ideas through sound. In all her work, the goal lies in expressing the sound of now (incorporating how that relates to past and future worlds), the sonic texture of what it means to be alive in the 21st century.


Monday Music

Ann Cleare worked in the Monday Music studio.

Given to the residency by the Monday Music Club of Orange, NJ, Monday Music Studio is sited next to an enormous boulder deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. A small dormer once pierced the east slope of the roof, but after damage suffered in the 1938 hurricane, the roof was rebuilt without the dormer. The interior…

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