Finn Anderson is a Scottish music and theatre artist working throughout the UK and internationally. Predominantly his work encompasses composing music for performance and film, and writing new musical theatre.
Finn studied Music at the University of Highlands and Islands before completing an MA (with distinction) in Musical Theatre Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.
His musical theatre work has been nominated for Off West End and Broadway World Awards for Best New Musical (Streets) and the Musical Theatre Network Award (Alba). He is currently developing two new musicals: Plots with support from Creative Scotland, Arts Council England, Old Vic New Voices and Theatre Royal Stratford East and New Wolsey Theatre and The Bow Maker, supported by Creative Scotland and developed through a Musical Theatre Lab with National Theatre of Scotland, Dundee Rep Theatre and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
As a composer Finn has collaborated with a variety of award-winning companies and artists on a diverse range of theatre, dance, film and art projects throughout the UK and internationally. He has facilitated workshops and creative processes with some of the UK's leading companies for young people.
For Finn's work as a singer-songwriter see www.finnanderson.co.uk
The Bow Maker (script, music & lyrics, work-in-progress)
Developed through a Musical Theatre Lab with National Theatre of Scotland, Dundee Rep & Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Supported by Creative Scotland.
Plots (script, music & lyrics, work in progress, 2017-18)
Supported by Creative Scotland, Arts Council England, Old Vic New Voices, Theatre Royal Stratford East and New Wolsey Theatre.
Alba (script, music & lyrics, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2014)
Streets (original concept, music & lyrics, Hackney Empire / The Vaults / The Cockpit, 2013-15)
Wolf (script, music & lyrics, Tristan Bates Theatre, 2013)
Developed whilst studying at Goldsmiths, University of London.
COMPOSITION FOR THEATRE
One More Sleep 'til Christmas (Citizens Theatre, 2017)
Buckets (Citizens Young Co, Citizens Theatre, 2017)
The Box of Odd Shoes (Scottish Youth Theatre, An Lanntair 2017)
Islander (director Amy Draper & writer Stewart Melton, work-in-progress, 2017)
Moonfall (Hikapee Circus Theatre, Jackson's Lane 2017)
Jellyfish (Intrepid Ensemble, Pleasance Courtyard Edinburgh / The Vaults London, 2016)
Forbidden (Scottish Youth Theatre, 2016)
Fandom (Youth Music Theatre UK, 2016)
The Birds (Citizens Young Co, Citizens Theatre, 2016)
Southside Stories (Citizens Young Co, Citizens Theatre / Traverse Theatre, 2015)
Streets (Interval Productions, The Cockpit / Hackney Empire / The Vaults, 2013-2015)
Alba (Finn Anderson, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2014)
The Iguanodon Queen (Bush Theatre, 2014)
Slingshot (Park Theatre, 2014)
Foreplay (The Cockpit, 2014)
Open Wide (Open Wide Collective, 2013)
Wolf (Finn Anderson, Tristan Bates Theatre, 2013)
COMPOSITION FOR DANCE
Empathy (Scottish Dance Theatre, Do Your Thing, Perth Concert Hall, 2017)
The Suffocating Truth (UnTitled / Lukas McFarlane, UK Tour 2016-17)
Adrift (Scottish Dance Theatre, Do Your Thing, Great Big Dance Show, 2015)
The Gloaming (Scottish Dance Theatre, Do Your Thing, Great Big Dance Show, 2014)
Pretty Lies (Dancers United, Lukas McFarlane, 2013)
Do Your Thing (Scottish Dance Theatre, Do Your Thing, Great Big Dance Show, 2013)
Sub Rosa (Scottish School of Contemporary Dance, Andrew Gardiner, 2012)
COMPOSITION FOR FILM, VIDEO + ANIMATION
Spite Your Face (Rachel Maclean, Barry-Crerar, Venice Biennale, 2017)
Arc Film Festival Promo (Arc International Film Festival, 2017)
It's What's Inside That Counts (Rachel Maclean, HOME Manchester / Tate, 2016)
Feed Me (Rachel Maclean, Film & Video Umbrella, 2015)
Dancing Nina (Slava Lawson, Duncan of Jordanstone, 2013)
Edinburgh Online Fashion Week (2014)
Affectionately Yours (Tricia Anderson, Duncan of Jordanstone, 2013)
WORKSHOPS & FACILITATION
Scottish Youth Theatre (Facilitator and Musical Director, 2016-2017)
Pop-up Cinema Project (Drama/Music Facilitator, Young Norfolk Arts Festival, 2017)
Youth Music Theatre UK (Musical Director, Edinburgh Skills Course, 2016)
Citizens Young Company (Musical Director & Workshop Leader, 2015-2016)
Young Norfolk Arts Festival (Creative workshops, 2015-2016)
Norwich School (Creative workshops, 2016)
Scottish Book Week (Creative drama & music workshops, 2015)
Inspire Studios (Drama facilitator, 2014-16)
Makebelieve London (Drama and Singing tutor, 2013-14)
Musical Theatre Writing MA (distinction), Goldsmiths, University of London
Music Performance BA (University of Highlands and Islands)