Music Island/Sea Turtle Island
Classical Music for the 21st Century
Anthony Joseph Lanman has become one of his generation’s most dynamic composers of contemporary concert music. Embracing his background in rock and metal, he has forged a new sound for a new generation, praised by Gramophone Magazine as “Intense” and by The Strad as “Wild, Edgy and Raw to Contemplative, Sonorous and Seductive”. The Contemporary Recording Society says, “”It is through his heartfelt instincts, and not random experiments in sound, that Lanman has come up with something genuinely new”. It is Anthony’s aim to create new music that will be accessible to a wide audience of music lovers and connoisseurs alike.
Born in 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa, and raised in Houston, Texas, Anthony received his BM in composition at the University of Texas, and an MM and DM in composition from Indiana University. Mr. Lanman was lucky enough to be taught and inspired by Adam Holzman (classical guitar), Dan Welcher (composition), Nigel North (renaissance lute) and Sven-David Sandström (composition). Mr. Lanman is also an active performer on both the classical guitar and 8-string electric guitar.
Mr. Lanman has been commissioned by such diverse ensembles as Duo46, the Noné Trio, the Strung Out Trio, the California EAR Unit, the Oregon Bach Festival for the group Fireworks, the British new music group, Ensemble Eleven, and the Ft. Worth Symphony. Mr. Lanman’s music has been performed all over the United States as well as in Turkey, Cyprus, Italy, Greece, England, Austria and the Czech Republic. His music has been featured on radio stations throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Lanman has participated as composer-in-residence at the Music02 festival held in Cincinnati OH, the 2005 Oregon Bach Festival, and at the “Essentially Choral” reading sessions held by Vocal Essence in Minneapolis, MN. He has received an ASCAP/Morton Gould Young Composer Award as well as several ASCAP Standard Awards.