The future of classical string music rests on saving an endangered Brazilian tree. Featuring a string quartet and Brazillian percussion, 'The Bow Maker' is a new musical in development. Supported by Creative Scotland, National Theatre of Scotland, Dundee Rep and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.Read More
I'm writing music for 'Look Up'. An outdoor theatre and circus performance for family audiences. Commissioned by Without Walls, Brighton Festival, Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts and Theatre Delicatessen.Read More
I'm Composer and Musical Director for the last production at the Citizens Theatre before it begins its redevelopment. Performed by a company of 60 community actors from across Glasgow.Read More
Creating music for a new fun-filled festive show for 3 – 6 year olds.Read More
One of 50 new works commissioned by Sky Art’s Art 50 project, all on the theme of what it means to be British following the EU Referendum. A Citizens Theatre Community Production in partnership with the Scottish Refugee Council.Read More
I'm back working with the Citizens Young Co as Composer/Musical Director on 'Buckets'. A bucketful of wry, emotive, funny and heart-felt stories by Adam Barnard.
Several musical collaborations with Scottish Dance Theatre's 'Do Your Thing' - a performance company of people with and without disabilities who love to dance.Read More
A new play with songs exploring migration and war through the eyes of a young island girl. Supported by Creative Scotland and Comar Arts, we spent a week on the Isle of Mull generating material with local young people.Read More
Working with Rachel Maclean on her Venice Biennale commission. "one of the most original and radical voices on the contemporary art scene today."Read More
"Finn Anderson’s score is beautifully hypnotic and provides an almost cinematic quality to the piece. it is the perfect soundtrack to accompany the highs and lows of this intergalactic adventure." (Children's Theatre Reviews)Read More
A new musical exploring the world of Britain's allotments. Supported by Creative Scotland, Arts Council England, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Old Vic New Voices, Theatre Royal Stratford East and New Wolsey Theatre.Read More
I am composing music for the Young Norfolk Arts Festival production, performed by young actors in Norwich Cathedral.Read More
"Garish, kitsch, repulsive – and an iconic triumph for artist Rachel Maclean" (Telegraph)Read More
A new collaboration with Got To Dance winner Lukas McFarlane and his company UnTitled Dance.Read More
"Major kudos must be given to Sarah Reedman for the lighting design, and to Finn Anderson, whose wonderful and original compositions create so much of the magic in this play." (A Younger Theatre)Read More
Everything is not as it seems in this Utopian world. Simple pleasures are forbidden and thoughts are evaporating. As secret identities are revealed and paradise starts to unravel, the inhabitants start to question everything around them. With the future left in the hands of the non-believers, who will survive the storm?
Directed by Julie Brown
Music & Sound Design by Finn Anderson
The NEXT concert series has run both in the US and in the UK as a platform for new musical theatre writers to share their work.
Now, in the next phase of this concert series, writers from both sides of the pond will unite to share their work-featuring brilliant talent from the New York theatre community.
This first volume of Bridge the Gap will showcase the work of British musical theatre writers, Mark Allcorn, Finn Anderson, Tim Connor, Danny Davies, Gus Gowland, James Michalos, and Eamonn O'Dwyer.
12th-14th May 2016, Citizens Theatre
Writer: Stephen Greenhorn (based on Aristophanes' original)
Director: Neil Packham
Composer & Musical Director: Finn Anderson
Performed by the Citizens Young Co.
The Citizens Young Co. perform a raunchy comedy full of saucy innuendo and song based on an ancient Greek comedy.
Disillusioned with their humdrum existence in the city, a pair of wanderers seek a better way of life. With help from the self-appointed King Tereus - a man transformed into a Hoopoe Bird - an unlikely alliance between the humans and a great flock of fantastical birds creates a new city in the skies and holds the gods to ransom.
Stephen Greenhorn, creator of River City, Passing Places, Sunshine on Leith and episodes for Doctor Who, has based his play on Aristophanes’ comedy.
A film by Rachel Maclean
Songs composed by Finn Anderson
Produced by Film & Video Umbrella
Govanhill in the south of Glasgow is one of the most diverse communities in Scotland. Southside Stories draws on interviews with people from all generations and walks of life who live and work in the area. “Brave and impressive” The ScotsmanRead More