BIOGRAPHY

Tanner Porter is a composer-performer (voice and cello), songwriter and visual artist from California. In her “original art songs that are by turns seductive and confessional” (Steve Smith, The New Yorker), Tanner’s passion for storytelling manifests in her setting of original poetry; her love for the cross-mingling of art forms often brings Tanner to incorporate her own artwork and animations into scores and performances. “A voice that should be heard” (For Folk’s Sake), Tanner’s work has been performed at Ann Arbor’s Threads All Arts Festival, the 2015 Midwestern Composers Symposium, by art-ensemble Willo Collective at New Music Detroit’s Strange Beautiful Music 9, and at the 2018 New Music Gathering, and on the Modern Piano (+) Festival and Female Composers’ Festival at Spectrum Underground. Tanner received a Bachelors in Music Composition from the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theatre and Dance, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Composition from the Yale School of Music. She was thrilled to have been the 2017-2018 Artist in Residence for the Michigan-based all arts collective Red Shoe Company. Upcoming 2018-2019 season projects include a series of performances with Nu Deco Ensemble as a part of their Nu Works Initiative, and a song cycle currently titled “Circle, Retrace.” 

Photograph by Alexis Crouse Photography

Photograph by Alexis Crouse Photography

To contact me, please email tannerporter.music@gmail.com, or use the form below!