Ann Cleare is an Irish composer working in the areas of concert music, opera, extended sonic environments, and hybrid instrumental design.
A recipient of a 2019 Ernst von Siemens Composer Prize, her work has been commissioned and presented by broadcasters such as the BBC, NPR, ORF, RTÉ, SWR, WDR for festivals such as Wittenertage fur Neue Kammermusik, International Music Institute Darmstadt, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Ultraschall, Rainy Days, Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Centre, and the LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight Festival, working with ensembles such as: The International Contemporary Ensemble, ELISION, JACK Quartet, Yarn/Wire, ensemble mosaik, Musikfabrik, Crash Ensemble, and RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Ann studied at University College Cork, IRCAM, and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her scores are published by Project Schott New York. She is Assistant Professor of Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College Dublin.