15 Facts About Anne Dudley


Anne Jennifer Dudley is an English composer, keyboardist, conductor and pop musician.


Anne Dudley was the first BBC Concert Orchestra's Composer in Association in 2001.


Anne Dudley has worked in the classical and pop genres, as a film composer, and was one of the core members of the Synth-pop band Art of Noise.


In 1998, Dudley won an Oscar for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score for The Full Monty.


Anne Dudley graduated with a master's in music from King's College London in 1978.


In 1982, Anne Dudley contributed to the Horn-produced The Lexicon of Love album by ABC.


Anne Dudley went from fleshing-out keyboard parts to scoring the album's orchestrations and co-writing some of the songs.


Anne Dudley was a founding member of the band Art of Noise in 1983, which helped pioneer the use of sampling within the pop genre.


Anne Dudley has co-written songs with Malcolm McLaren, Cathy Dennis, and a 1930s-inspired song with Sting called "This Was Never Meant to Be".


Anne Dudley produced the Tom Jones hit "You Can Leave Your Hat On" and a Debbie Harry single "Strike Me Pink".


In 1989, Anne Dudley produced and conducted the string arrangements for the eponymous debut album by Welsh sophisti-pop duo Waterfront.


Anne Dudley produced two tracks on the 2002 Opera Babes album Beyond Imagination.


Anne Dudley arranged Bach's Chaconne from Partita in D minor for piano trio, and a recording by the Eroica Trio appears on their Baroque album.


Anne Dudley was the musical director for Bill Bailey's Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra, first performed in Brighton then at the Royal Albert Hall in 2008, which was recorded and released as a DVD in December 2009.


Anne Dudley collaborated with Sam Taylor-Wood in producing the sound and video installation Sigh at the White Cube in 2008.