String Poet is pleased to announce that Beth Anderson will compose the music for the winning poem of the 2011 String Poet Prize.
Beth Anderson is a critically-acclaimed composer of new romantic, avante-garde music, text-sound works, and musical theater events. Born in Kentucky, she studied primarily in California with John Cage, Terry Riley, Robert Ashley, and Larry Austin at Mills College and U.C. Davis. She is a resident of New York City and a member of BMI, American Composers’ Forum, I.A.W.M., Poets and Writers, and New York Women Composers. Her early work was considered post-Cagian, non-academic, but more recently, the music became more lyrical while retaining the cut-up quality of the minimalists. She produces Women’s Work, a concert series of women composers each March.