Anthony Joseph Lanman has become one of his generation’s most dynamic composers of contemporary concert music. Embracing his background in rock and metal, he has forged a new sound for a new generation, praised by Gramophone Magazine as “Intense” and by The Strad as “Wild, Edgy and Raw to Contemplative, Sonorous and Seductive”. The Contemporary Recording Society says, “”It is through his heartfelt instincts, and not random experiments in sound, that Lanman has come up with something genuinely new”. It is Anthony’s aim to create new music that will be accessible to a wide audience of music lovers and connoisseurs alike.
Born in 1973 in Des Moines, Iowa, and raised in Houston, Texas, Anthony received his BM in composition at the University of Texas, and an MM and DM in composition from Indiana University. Mr. Lanman has been commissioned and performed by such diverse ensembles as Duo46, the Noné Trio, the Strung Out Trio, the California EAR Unit, Fireworks, Ensemble Eleven, the Cramped Spaces Ensemble, the Haniszewska-Kandulski Duo, Duo Apiero, Duo Aqua, Pictures on Silence, Vocal Essence, the Ft. Worth Symphony, as well as many distinguished instrumental and vocal performers. Mr. Lanman’s music has been performed all over the United States as well as in Turkey, Cyprus, Italy, Greece, England, Canada, Columbia, Poland, Austria and the Czech Republic. His music has been featured on radio stations throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He has been the recipient of many awards in composition, including an ASCAP/Morton Gould Young Composer Award.
As a performer, Mr. Lanman is active in the new music community, performing several concerts a year featuring new works for classical and electric guitar.
Mr. Lanman is currently a freelance composer, performer and educator residing in Terre Haute, IN. He most recently taught at Indiana State University.