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"Primiani unleashes sheets of cold sounds that flow like a fog, creating a cavernous sound.Drifting Almost Falling

"...hauntingly evocative" Vehlinggo

"[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

"[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.”- Pop Horror



“Award-winning composer ANASIA delivers spooky atmospherics on her latest work, “Sounds Like FEAR” . Its quiet nature is what truly provides a touch of suspense… she proves there’s no need to use noisy effects when subtle sounds are even much more terrifying. This innovative artist invites listeners to explore the dark side of a slowly-evolving melody, which evokes feelings of intrigue and mystery.- ElectroWow

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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.

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Variety’s Jon Burlingame says, “I was so impressed with her music... I look forward to more work by this talented composer.”

Leanna Primiani is an award-winning composer who aims to bring together the collective experiences of the many for greater understanding. Her music asks listeners to consider deep issues and ideas related to the female experience, as she believes that connection and thoughtful participation can catalyze powerful change. Leanna writes music that changes how listeners see themselves and the world around them. Using electronics as well as orchestral instrumentation, she explores the limits of musical form, sound, and time.

Starting out as a conductor, with credits including the National Symphony and LA Opera, she never imagined that composition would take over her life. Leanna channeled her kinesthetic experience of music-making as a conductor into her writing, with her music being championed by Bang On A Can, the Nashville Symphony, the Cabrillo Music Festival, and the Imani Chamber Music Festival in NYC .

Taking her story-telling further, she composes for film and television. Credits include the WIF/Fox Searchlight production of Signal, the 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, her fluency with large-scale orchestral scores combined with her talents in electronic sound design gives Leanna an advantage few other composers can boast when scoring film.

Leanna recently won the 2020 Toulmin Commission from the League of American Orchestra and The American Composers Orchestra to compose a work for ROCO in Houston to be premiered in February 2021. She will be a composer-in-residence at The Millay Colony for the Arts in Upstate NY summer of 2021. Recent premieres include Gaudete by the Wheeling Symphony in December 2020, Glass Ceiling by the St. Olaf Band, OMNI for Reed Trio by Trio 212 New York City, Anxiety for Violin and Electronics in NYC all in May 2021, with Anxiety for Cello and Electronics premiered by Nick Photinos at Bang On A Can at MASS MoCA in July 2021.

Past performances of her catalog include the Nashville Symphony, Cabrillo Festival, Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, United Nations 50 for Freedom campaign, International Clarinet Association (Belgium and the USA), National Flute Association, Imani Wind Festival (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/How Festival in LA.

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 Eo¨tvo¨s, Christopher Rouse, Steven Stucky, Morten Lauridsen, and Howard Shore. She is a member of BMI, Recording Arts Academy, Television Academy, New York Women Composers, The Alliance of Women Film Composers,  and The Society of Composers and Lyricists.

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