Banish Gloom (solo recorder)
De Nacht: Lament for Malcolm X (flute, oboe, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, horn, viola, violin, cello, contrabass, piano)
Dreaming Fire, Tasting Rain (flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano)
Flames Rising and Falling to the Sea (1988, string quartet)
Freedom Sweet and Bitter (orchestra and optional fixed media)
Hildegard's Prologue (1996, 6-part women's a capella chorus)
Honeybee Works (2010, solo piano)
Ice Song: Fantasy on an Inuit Poem (soprano and percussion)
Marguerite's Dance (1981, flute and vibraphone)
Stolen Gold (1991/rev. 2007, baroque and modern oboe, violin, fixed media)
Taming the Beast (1985, solo percussion and fixed media)
Viola a tre (3 violas)
ANNA RUBIN'S MUSIC APPEARS ON THE FOLLOWING NEUMA RECORDINGS:
New Music Series, Volume 1 Neuma 450-71
Anna Rubin’s lyrical and dynamic music has been heard on four continents. Among a variety of chamber and orchestral works, she has created several pieces which integrate acoustic instruments with live electronics as well as electroacoustic text/sound works. Her work was introduced on the international stage at the Darmstadt Music Courses in 1982; among her awards are those from the Delta Ensemble, Amsterdam, arts councils in Ohio, New York and Maryland, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the National Orchestral Association and the Aether Festival #1/ Radio Station KUNM, Albuquerque. Early in her career, she became active in feminist music groups and taught courses on women in music at California Institute of the Arts and the Women’s House in Los Angeles.
Her work has been recorded on the Capstone, Everglade, SEAMUS, Albany and Neuma labels. Among those who have commissioned her works are Airi Yoshioka; F. Gerard Errante; Tom Buckner; Maris Loos; Margaret Lucia; the Cube Ensemble; and the radio station, WNYC, New American Radio. Among numerous other well-known groups who have performed her music are such ensembles as Nash Ensemble, Da Capo, and Relache. Nationally, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Roulette and BargeMusic are venues in New York which have hosted her performances and multiple university performances have been heard on such campuses as Princeton, California Institute of the Arts, New York University, and Wesleyan University.
Among Rubin's honors are residencies at the Brahmshaus, Baden-Baden, the Brooklyn College Center for Computer Music and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and annual awards from ASCAP since 1990. She is also a past president of the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) and served on boards of the Society for Electroacoustic Music, United States (SEAMUS) and the journal, Perspective of New Music.
Her principal teachers were Mel Powell, Morton Subotnick and Pauline Oliveros.