2018 album. Anne Dudley’s involvement with the group The Art of Noise (created by Langan & Jeczalik and produced by Trevor Horn and music journalist Paul Morley) catapulted her career to a new level by making her one the most respected, sought after musicians, arrangers and composers in the music industry. Here she releases an album entitled “Anne Dudley Plays The Art of Noise”, exploring the many textures of the acoustic and electric piano. Also available on CD.
Anne Dudley’s CV is huge. She studied music for 3 years at the Royal College of Music gaining a Performer’s Diploma and was awarded the B. Mus prize for the highest marks in her year. This was followed by a year at King’s College where Anne was awarded a Masters Degree. Whilst studying, she played in bands and it was here that her path crossed with future producer Trevor Horn. She became part of his squad in the early 80s working on the likes of ABC’s ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ and Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Welcome To The Pleasuredome’.
She teamed up with engineers Gary Langan and J.J. Jeczalik’s ‘Art Of Noise’ project and co-wrote the ground breaking first album ‘Who’s Afraid Of The Art Of Noise’ in 1984. Three more albums later Art Of Noise disbanded and Dudley went on to work with an endless list of artists and scored numerous film and TV soundtracks. Now, after all this time is this solo album. It’s not her first (fourth by our calculations) but it is the first to go back to the Art Of Noise material where her solo piano arrangements reinterprets the classic melodies she wrote in the 80s.