Anna Pidgorna (b. 1985) is a Ukrainian-born, Canadian-raised composer and media artist who combines sound, visual arts, writing and carpentry to create works that are dramatic and picturesque. She works extensively with Ukrainian folk singing incorporating elements of this style in instrumental music and performing as a pseudo-folk vocalist herself. With an enduring love for the outdoors, Ms. Pidgorna draws a great deal of inspiration from the natural soundscape often imitating birds and animals. Having studied visual arts from an early age, she incorporates visual elements into some of her manuscripts. Her collaborators have included Ludovico Ensemble, Ensemble Paramirabo, Ensemble Mise-En, 21C Festival, Soundstreams, New Music Concerts (Toronto), Gryphon Trio, So Percussion, and Thin Edge New Music Collective. She is a recipient of two SOCAN Foundation Emerging Composers’ Awards and represented Canada at the ISCM World New Music Days 2013 festival in Vienna. Ms. Pidgorna is currently pursuing doctoral studies at Princeton University.
“While in residence at the Bunnell Street Arts Center, Ms. Pidgorna will be gathering inspiration for a brand new piece commissioned by the Wild Shore Festival, which will be premiered in September 2019. She will absorb the natural surroundings, and explore poetry and visual arts by Alaskan artists. “
March 7, 6 PM Composer’s Talk and Potluck Reception with Anna Pidgorna, Wild Shore Composer-in-Residence.