Anne Harley (Canada)
Canadian scholar-performer, director, and educator, Anne Harley specializes in new music performance, and has premiered, performed, and recorded works by contemporary composers Ziporyn, Yii, Adams, Gawlick, Andriessen, Eotvös, Harbison, and recorded for Hänssler Profil, Naxos, Sony Classics, Canteloupe, Musica Omnia, einKlang, and BMOP/sound. Harley is associate professor at Scripps College, California, where she teaches interdisciplinary humanities and voice performance. In 2012, she founded the commissioning project, Voices of the Pearl (www.voicesofthepearl.org). The project creates new musical settings of texts by and about female esoteric practitioners from all traditions. The recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, she has three times been awarded the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts ArtWorks grant, and recently completed invited residencies at the Shanghai Theatre Academy and the Salzburg Mozarteum. She has been honored to collaborate with Yii Kai Hoe over the last decade in several projects bringing attention to the environment via spiritual traditions.