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Alumna of the Year: Anne Dudley

Anne Dudley has proven herself a deft hand at many things: she has worked as a composer, arranger, producer, performer and musician throughout her career. Because of her outstanding achievements in her field, Dudley was presented with the Alumna of the Year award at this year’s Principal’s Luncheon held over Alumni Weekend.

Dudley, who graduated with a Master’s in Music from King’s in 1978, was a founding member of the Art of Noise, “whose pioneering attitude towards sampling was highly innovative and remains influential to this day”.

Her musical talents do not lie solely in the realm of experimental pop music; rather they span pop music through to classical. In fact, in 1998, she won both an Oscar and Brit Award for her score of the film The Full Monty. Dudley’s work in the film and television industry has also seen her write the scores for The Crying Game, Jeeves and Wooster and Buster.

Currently, Dudley is working as the Music Producer for the film version of Les Miserables, starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway.

She took part in the Royal Thames Pageant for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, composing a piece inspired by Handel's Water Music.

This summer, as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Celebrations, she has been commissioned to create an original score for the Royal Opera House’s production of The Owl and the Pussycat.  The “floating opera” will be staged on London’s canals and will see her teaming up with long term collaborator and ex-Monty Python Terry Jones. The performances are free and run from 20 July to 1 August.

 
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David Dacam   Jim Rickett   Harold Beck

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