Annie Mahtani (b.1981) is an electroacoustic composer, sound artist and performer working and living in Birmingham, UK. She studied with Jonty Harrison at masters and doctoral level, completing her Phd in 2008.
Her output encompasses electronic music composition from acousmatic music to free improvisation. As a collaborator, Annie has worked extensively with dance, theatre and on site-specific installations. With a strong interest in field recording, Annie’s work often explores the inherent sonic nature and identity of environmental sound, amplifying sonic characteristics that are not normally audible to the naked ear. Her music explores abstract and recognizable sound worlds and all the spaces in between. Annie works extensively with multichannel audio both in fixed medium works and in live performance.
Her music has been recognised and performed extensively in concerts and festivals internationally and she was the recipient of an honorable mention at the 35th International Competition of Electroacoustic music and Sonic Art, Bourges (2008). She has received a number of notable commissions including those from Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Jazzlines; Birmingham Repertory Theatre; Birmingham Hippodrome and Rosie kay Dance Company for which she is the Company composer. Annie has been a member of a number of boards and panels and is currently a committee member for British Electroacoustic Network (BEAN), and Chair of the International Society for Contemporary Music, Great Britain.
Annie is a Lecturer in Music at The University of Birmingham. She is co-director of SOUNDkitchen, a Birmingham based collective of curators, producers and performers of live electronic music and sound art.