Anne Bourne, most often at a new beginning, is an improvising musician who wishes to reconcile the two streams of sound in her voice and her cello. Anne's creative work as a composer, performer, teacher, and producer contains in varied array, the integration of words, dance, film, experimental context, and visual media with sound. Anne has created work with among others Atom Egoyan, Fred Frith, John Oswald, Andrea Nann and Michael Ondaatje, Loreena McKennit, Blue Rodeo and Sarah MacLachlan, Peter Mettler, Tom Kuo, Eve Egoyan, and renowned composer Pauline Oliveros. Anne worked extensively with Oliveros in New Mexico and New York, and is Certified to teach her Deep Listening material. In 2008, Anne was a Producer for the International Convergence in NY, which brought 40 musicians from around the world together as a Sonic Gesture of Peace, and her work in this field continued as the Director of Creative Development and Programming at Musideum in Toronto. Anne's most recent performances were 'Ondes,' solo voice and cello, at the Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, May 2011, The OM Festival, a marathon improvisation with film maker Peter Mettler and electronic musician Tom Kuo, Rumi Fest, improvisations with poet laureate Coleman Barks, and Tone Deaf Festival 2009, for which she performed five cello solos, one by Nicolas Collins and four by Alvin Lucier, who were both present.
Anne has written for Music Works Magazine, most recently on cellist Frances Marie Uitti and Scelsi. Anne's composition '7 Vases' was published in anthology by Deep Listening Publications, NY., and 'Ondes,' published in the second anthology by Deep Listening Publications 2011.
Recordings include 'The Walking' by Jane Siberry , 'Circle C' by Copyright, Loreena McKennit, 'Five Days in July' by Sarah MacLachlan and Blue Rodeo, 'dearness' Anne Bourne, John Oswald and Fred Frith, Spool, and 'Primordial/ Lift,' Pauline Oliveros, TotE, and DLI. A new recording of 'Primordial/ Lift' performed at the Issue Project Room in Brooklyn 2010, will be released.
Anne is interested in each creative expression being an offering of 'sonic activism,' in the sense of resolution between tones, peoples, and individual paradoxes through listening.
'Anne Bourne is an earthy unrestrained musical force who accompanies her cello with otherworldly vocalizing.' CODA
Thoughts about art and community:
I follow culture in our city by imagining two currents, one that crosses cultural boundaries, and one that traces through and across time, and in their crossings there are opportunities for beauty. All exist, both consonant and dissonant, as voices in our soundscape.
I believe peace can be achieved through listening. I create context for musicians to sound, opportunities for listening.