Anna Phoebe is a violinist and composer working on cross-genre solo and collaborative projects, a broadcaster with a show on Soho Radio, and a Board Director at the Ivors Academy.
Anna’s latest commissions have come from the European Space Agency, writing music to Earth Observation Data tracking the climate crisis; and the University of Kent in association with Cancer Research UK, for whom she composed a choral–orchestral work in response to cancer and dementia research.
Anna’s album Sea Souls and its sister release Sea Souls (live) are rich musical responses to the natural world, exploring the dialogue between sea and psyche. It has received widespread radio support, including from Scala Radio, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 6 Music, Soho Radio, BBC Radio London, and KEXP. Out at the end of October, is Sea Souls Reworks, featuring new versions from artists including High Contrast, Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres, Hinako Omori and Slow Meadow.
Her instrumental duo AVAWAVES is signed to One Little Independent Records (home to Björk and Skunk Anansie). They released their second album, Chrysalis, in 2021. They also recently scored the multi-award-winning feature documentary Savage Waters (dir. Mikey Corker), which won Best Original Soundtrack at the 2022 Richard Harris International Film Festival.
Together with artist and producer Richard Bundy, Anna has co-founded the cross-disciplinary project Cantium Arts in collaboration with Dover Arts Development and Arts Council England. They hosted a performance and installation in 2021 at a former prison and refugee detention centre in Dover and are expanding the project to produce a full-length album recorded in heritage sites across Dover.
As a composer for screen, Anna recently wrote the music for ITV’s two-part Wear the Rose documentary about the England team’s journey to the 2022 Women’s Rugby World Cup. She won Best Composer at BAFTA-affiliated Underwire Film Festival for her score for Belittled (feat. Kiran Sonia Sawar; dir. Claire Tailyour) and was nominated for Best Composer for Harriet and the Matches (feat. Cillian Murphy; dir. Miranda Howard-Williams). Other composer credits include Ethel (feat. Miriam Margolyes, Elijah Baker, Professor Green; dir. Jonathan Wright). Anna has also recently composed music for the award-winning ten-part audiobook series The Effect for Audible, as well as the BBC Radio 4 drama Barred. In 2022, she scored and produced the music for Almost Invisible Angels with Sam Lee, a collaboration with Jay Griffiths and Writers Rebel that was narrated by Mark Rylance. Her music has featured in campaigns for Apple, WWF, Vodafone, Zegna, Canyon, and BT Sport in association with UEFA.
Anna has co-written with Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement recipient Nitin Sawhney CBE for his album Immigrants, released in March 2021 on Sony Masterworks; and she recorded with legendary musician and TV personality Jools Holland for his solo album Pianola: Piano and Friends on Warner Music.
Anna is also a broadcaster, having recently curated a bespoke show for BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 1 Relax’s Lose Yourself With… series following an invitation from High Contrast. She presented a regular show Between Sea & Sky on Soho Radio from 2020 to 2023. She features in Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s 2020 book Ladies Who Punch.