Anna Mikhailova

Anna Mikhailova is an awarded contemporary composer and theater director. She was born in 1984 in Moscow and studied composition, electronic music, koto and organ at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia, composition and electronic music at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and music theatre at Codarts in Rotterdam. Since 2008 Anna is making operas, interactive performances and installations and exploring the possibilities of many kinds of musical instruments, the diversity of sounds and performing spaces and improvising. Her daily research focuses within the world of the situationists, the notation of sound and the human voice.

One of her recent works, the opera “Sisters” was commissioned by the Diamantfabriek and performed during the Muziek Theater Dagen in Amsterdam in 2014. The opera “Psychogeography. Henri Lefebvre versus Guy Debord” was performed during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Utrecht. The composition “Bonus of Binary Balance” was commissioned by the ensemble Klangforum Wien and performed at the Impuls Festival for contemporary music ib Graz, Austria in 2013. Anna’s graphic scores were exhibited in De KetelFactory in Schiedam in 2013 and at Stroom in 2014.