Ann Cleare

Friday, February 10th, 2012 - 1:35 pm

Ann Cleare (Ireland, 1983)
I am not a clockmaker either for accordion and electronics (2009)

Ann Cleare is from county Offaly in Ireland. In 2005, she graduated with a B.mus from University College Cork. In 2008, she received an M.Phil in Composition from UCC, where she also worked as a tutor for two years. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Composition at Harvard University under the supervision of Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku.

Her music has been performed in various venues across Europe, New Zealand and America by ensembles such as Ensemble SurPlus, 175 East, The Crash Ensemble, and The Callithumpian Consort. Recent and future projects include new works for clarinettist Carol McGonnell and The Argento Chamber Ensemble, ELISION Ensemble, Quatuor Diotima, ICE (Harvard residency 2011), and Collegium Novum Zürich (Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik Commission 2012).

Honors and awards include a research grant at The EXPERIMENTALSTUDIO Freiburg des SWR during 2011, as well as various grants and bursaries from The Arts Council Ireland. Her piece, “I am not a clockmaker either”, was recently short listed for the 2010 Gaudeamus prize.

In 2007, she attended The International Summer Course for Composers at Akademie Schloss Solitude, where she worked with Chaya Czernowin, Steven Kazuo Takasugi, and Ole Ludwig Holm. From 2008 to 2009, she attended the Cursus for Composition and Music Technologies at IRCAM. Ann worked as a resident composer with The Cork International Choral Festival from 2005 to 2008.