Ann Cleare’s creative works include concerts, operas, expanded soundscapes, and hybrid instrument designs. She frequently uses instruments she has built herself to explore the boundary areas of timbres and musical texture and form. Her works are performed at all of the important new music festivals such as, for example, the Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik; IMATRONIC (Karlsruhe); Ultraschall (Berlin), Transit (Antwerpen); Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Utrecht); Rainy Days (Luxemburg); Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK); Shanghai New Music Week; and MATA Festival (New York). In 2019, she received the Composers’ Prize of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.
This Irish artist (b. 1983) studied at the University College Cork and IRCAM (Paris). She received her doctorate from Harvard University and is a junior professor of music and media technology at Trinity College Dublin.