Thad Anderson (b. 1980) is on faculty at the University of Central Florida where his focuses is in the percussion, composition, and technology areas. In addition to his teaching duties, he also presides over the Collide Contemporary Music Series and Festival. Anderson is a versatile performer and pedagogue with interests that span contemporary arts, composition, design, chamber music, conducting, and technology.
Active as a composer, Anderson has written new works for the Omojo Duo, Nora Lee Garcia, Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble, Nick Stange, Heisler/Yeh Duo, George Weremchuk, Drew Johnson, and the Orlando Philharmonic String Quartet. He also wrote and recorded the soundtrack for the award winning documentary film Standard Deviation and he often collaborates closely with animator Diana Reichenbach on projects which feature his digital compositions. Anderson self-publishes through +Two Media.
Outside, Looking In for solo piano
(by the composer himself)
Outside, Looking In, a piece from my series called Lines, is a short work for solo piano.
Through the use of what I call "duration lines,"
this piece features layers of single line fragments that segue and weave between one another.
Although this piece is dedicated to pianist Nicolas Horvath,
it’s inspiration comes from composer Philip Glass.
For many years I have observed Glass through talks,
interviews, performances, documentary films, and so on.
His personality, work ethic, spirituality,
and compositional voice have made a great impact in my work
and this piece serves as a reflection on this influence.
Outside, Looking In was composed for pianist Nicolas Horvath and his GlassWorlds project.