Weldon Anderson, composition
A musician of eclectic tastes, Weldon has collaborated with rock bands, songwriters, dance choreographers, and filmmakers, and has explored the music of many genres and ethnicities. He has studied and performed traditional Balinese and Javanese gamelan with the Chicago Gamelan Ensemble and Indonesian Dance Company of Illinois, and traditional maqam and folk music with the University of Chicago’s Middle Eastern Music Ensemble of Chicago. Weldon has also served as Principal Bass of the Chicago Composers’ Orchestra.
As a composer and music director, he has created original music for dropshift dance, BTRFLY Bush, and Amnesia Wars Theatre Company, and has composed works involving orchestral and/or electro-acoustic elements.