"[Leanna’s] skill in creating what the director wants for the film is evident. It has a real life feel to it. You can feel the tones in your bones. It sounds like fear… It’s a real privilege to listen to the creative work that Leanna brings into our reality. Seeing her talent shine in singles like “Sounds Like FEAR” is why we enjoy sharing her work.”- PopHorror
"Anasia5Mice is an amazing extended play... [She has a]distinct ability to tell a story through innovative frequencies is something rare in modern music and her artistic abilities are a creative gift given to her from a higher essence of being that she taps into so eloquently. There [is]... a significant amount of depth and versatility to the mixes that is unprecedented for indie artists. Anasia seems to have an important movement of music that she wants share with the world!"-Paste Magazine
The highly-controversial, arthouse horror short, Sulphur for Leviathan, is both sinister and surreal. Directed by James Quinn (Flesh of the Void), the film’s edgy elegance and radical mixed-medium approach make it the perfect foil for the ambient experimental composer, ANASIA. The LA-based solo artist, composer and conductor is noted for making bold sonic statements. Friday December 13th, ANASIA issues her riveting re- imagining of the soundtrack she wrote for Sulphur for Leviathan with the adventurous 4-song EP, Blurred. BLURRED is part of that EP.
ANASIA’s 14-minute opus takes a “variations on a theme” approach using the movie’s musical motifs as creative fodder for her compositional mind. The movie Sulphur for Leviathan has been visually sculpted to achieve a sensory disorienting experience to heighten the film’s deliciously depraved narrative arc. ANASIA’S Blurred mirrors this effect through her treatment of sound, as if the track itself is breathing.
Within this detailed sonic thicket, select sounds for the building blocks of her interpretive work were modified in a variety of ways. Passages are played backward; jarringly cut short or dramatically elongated; subjected to echo-chamber effects; and varied in pitch and intensity. This coming together of varied auditory experiences cohesively gels into an invigorating and disquieting auditory experience.
When not working under the moniker ANASIA, Leanna Primiani is an established composer who has scored numerous features, TV shows, and orchestral concert works. She has composed the scores for such award- winning films as Daughters of Virtue, A Film By Vera Vaughn, and the remake of the cult classic, The Bad Seed, directed by and starring Rob Lowe. Her music has also been performed by The Nashville Symphony, Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, The Aspen Music Festival, and has conducted such orchestras as The National Symphony, Dallas Opera Orchestra, California Opera among many others.
Variety’s Jon Burlingame says, “One of the most remarkable TV-movie scores of the past season… I was so impressed with her music... I look forward to more work by this talented composer.”
Composer and Arturia Artist Leanna Primiani’s music oscillates between electronic modernism and orchestral abstraction across the classical, film and ambient electronic music genres. Armed with a pencil, paper, and modular synthesizers, each musical expression parallels her fragmented existence as she works between the concert and Hollywood traditions.
A featured NPR and Apple Music Classical composer, Leanna won the 2020 Toulmin Commission from the League of American Orchestras, ROCO and The American Composers Orchestra to compose Neither Man Nor Money Validate My Worth for Chamber Orchestra, a tone poem dedicated to the survivors of human trafficking. This work was recently featured on NPR's Performance Today with over 2 million listeners nationwide.
Performances of her catalog include the Rochester Philharmonic, Nashville Symphony, ROCO, American Composers Orchestra, Bang On A Can Music Festival at MASS MoCA, Wheeling Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, UT Wind Ensemble, Midwest Clinic, Cabrillo Festival, Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, United Nations 50 for Freedom campaign, International Clarinet Association (Belgium and the USA), National Flute Association, Imani Wind Festival (NYC), Trio 212 in NYC, June In Buffalo, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Harvard Women’s Choral Festival, Atlanta Chamber Players, Vox Musica, Ensemble Mo (FR), and the Commandaria Orchestra Chamber Music Series (CY) and the Hear/Now Festival in LA. In addition, Leanna was a featured composer at the Taiwan International Flute Festival and a composer-in-residence at The Millay Colony for the Arts in Upstate NY.
Leanna's recent film credits include The Bad Seed Returns, written by and starring Mckenna Grace for Lifetime/A&E, Fantasia FF runaway hit experimental horror short Ivory Wave, WIF/Fox Searchlight production of Signal, the award-winning feature documentary Altitude Not Attitude, as well as the remake of the cult classic The Bad Seed, directed by and starring Rob Lowe. Variety’s Jon Burlingame calls the music “one of the most remarkable… scores of the past season.” Her training as a classical composer and her fluency with large-scale orchestral scores coupled with her talents in electronic synthesis give Leanna an advantage few other composers can boast of when scoring film.
A native Californian, Leanna currently splits her time between Santa Monica and New York. She earned a doctorate in composition from USC and has studied with such noted composers and conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Peter Eotvos, Steven Stucky, Morten Lauridsen, and Howard Shore. She is a voting member of the Recording Arts Academy and Television Academy, member of BMI, New York Women Composers, The Alliance of Women Film Composers, and The Society of Composers and Lyricists.