Anderson F. Alden is an award-winning composer based in Los Angeles. At age 15, he was awarded a Composer Fellowship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Pulitzer Prize-winner Steven Stucky. Anderson’s recent orchestral work Lift was selected to open the summer season at the Hollywood Bowl, and was performed by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Wilkins, on a concert featuring Steely Dan. He has had two orchestral works premiered by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as by Christian McBride and the Sonus Quartet, in Walt Disney Concert Hall. Anderson has been scoring films since his return to Los Angeles in 2013. In 2011, he was selected to participate in the NYU/ASCAP Buddy Baker Film-Scoring Workshop, at which he was named a “composer to watch.” In January 2014, Anderson was commissioned by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts to compose music for their annual YoungArts Performance and Gala, directed by Tony-winning choreographer/director Bill T. Jones. Anderson worked with Jones again on a performance on the USC Visions and Voices concert series in 2016. Anderson is also the recipient of three ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.
LISTEN: Solo for Jack (for violin)
James McFadden-Talbot, violin
I have known Jack for years. We met in middle school and were both Composer Fellows with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But until now, I have never written a solo piece for him. So Solo for Jack is a culmination of ideas that have been brewing over years of watching him practice and perform. I draw loosely from Rajasthani music, American Pop and EDM, Bach, and Irish fiddle music, a favorite of Jack’s to play.