Anthony Vine

Anthony Vine (b. 1988) is a composer and guitarist currently living in San Diego, California. His music is characterized by carefully sculpted fragile landscapes, static networks of microtonal harmony, and strong influences from visual artists and choreographers.

The winner of the 2016 Gaudeamus Prize, Vine was lauded by the jury for creating “…a solid, mature, beautifully crafted fragile sound world. He knows how to blur the identity of the different sources of sounds including the use of electronics in a very singular way.” Other awards and honors include the 2015 Jerome Fund Commissioning Award, 2015 Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Award, NPR/Q2 Radio Top Composers under 40 (2011), and the 2010 and 2009 Ruth Friscoe Composition Prizes at The Ohio State University.

Vine’s music has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, Yarn/Wire, Alarm Will Sound, Bozzini Quartet, Ensemble Modelo62, Bearthoven, Ensemble SurPlus, Trio SurPlus, the [switch~ ensemble], and the Illinois Modern Ensemble. Vine frequently collaborates with choreographers and multimedia artists; most recently, he has worked with Logan Company, a Brooklyn-based dance collective. He also performs regularly as a guitarist under the moniker mt_twin, producing music that investigates microtonal tuning systems and static formal structures. He is also the founder and artistic director of CNX: The Columbus // New York New Music Exchange, a programming and outreach initiative that seeks to build relationships between the contemporary music communities of Columbus, Ohio and New York City.

Vine holds an M.M. in composition from the University of Washington, where he studied with Huck Hodge, and a B.M. in composition from The Ohio State University, where he studied with Thomas Wells. He is currently working on a doctorate at the University of California, San Diego.