Anna-Louise Walton (b.1991) is an American composer of chamber and electronic music. In her music, she explores concepts of limited development, the notation of improvisatory rhythms, and utilization of found objects. She draws inspiration from natural spaces as well as the sounds and rhythms of everyday life.
Her works have been performed by ensembles such as Talea Ensemble, Trio Catch, Fonema Consort, Quatuor Diotima, Mivos Quartet, Surplus Ensemble, Ecce Ensemble, Switch~ Ensemble, and Versipel Collective. Her music has also been featured at MATA Festival, IRCAM’s ManiFeste, Darmstadt International Summer Course, Heidelberger Frühling Festival, Schloss Summer Academy, impuls Festival, VIPA Festival, Electric LaTex Festival, New Music on the Bayou, and highSCORE Festival. Her works have been performed in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, New Orleans, Houston, Paris, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Spain.
Though Ms. Walton did not start composing formally until her junior year at Scripps College, where she received a B.A. in music studying under Tom Flaherty, she grew up playing the piano and singing from a young age. She then went on to study composition at Kunstuniversität Graz with Beat Furrer. Ms. Walton received an M.A. in music composition from Tulane University in 2018, where she studied with Maxwell Dulaney and Rick Snow. She then went on to study Sonology at The Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She will begin a DMA in composition at Columbia University in the Fall of 2019.