1. Raven (Thought) Sarah Angliss 4:06
  2. Egg 3:18
  3. Camberwell Beauty Sarah Angliss 2:55
  4. Wan Trad. arr. Sarah Angliss 7:38
  5. A Wren in the Cathedral Sarah Angliss 3:59
  6. Needle Sarah Angliss 2:34
  7. You Taught me How to See the Crows Sarah Angliss 5:44
  8. The Bows Sarah Angliss 5:28
  9. The Messenger (Alexandra Palace mix) Sarah Angliss 4:03
  10. The Hairy Ape - Rich Parade as Gaudy Marionettes Sarah Angliss 1:04

“Music possessed of an eerie instability…a whole universe unto itself brimming with fresh propositions and new directions…a shimmering minimalist masterpiece”

Robert Barry, The Wire Magazine

“The most inventive album I’ve heard in a long while…a testament to Angliss’ imagination and sheer musicality”.

Simon Reynolds, 4 Columns, New York

“Poetic…drifting but focussed compositions….their beauty is pointed and hard-won.”

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, The Guardian

“A sound of broad depth…a necessary bout of fury”

Eden Tizard, The Quietus

News

Heptaphonic echo

Giant - Max patchAmulet at Sundance Film Festival 2020

I’ve recently completed the film score for Amulet,  a contained horror movie written and directed by Romola Garai.  This film had its world premiere in the Midnight section of the Sundance Film Festival, January 2020.

Giant: new electroacoustic opera

ClavisimbalumI’m currently completing the score for Giant, an opera blending voices with viola da gamba, clavisimbalum and electronics, Giant is about the betrayal of Charles Byrne, a man whose corpse was stolen, dissected and put on public display against his will. Supported by Snape Music and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Buying the Wind

Wood engraving by GH Andrews - sailing ships on a rough seaIn the pipeline for 2021, ‘Buying the Wind’ is a timely collaboration with a music ensemble and poet Hannah Lowe. Through music and words, we’ll be exploring the UK’s deep connection with wind and tide – elemental forces that make up our country’s defiantly porous border.  At the heart of this project is a new piece for tenor voice, string quartet and live electronics, under development with generous support from the PRS for Music Foundation. The title refers to the ancient sailors’ superstition of throwing a coin into water to assuage the spirits and bring a fair wind.

Paul Hamlyn Award for composers

In November 2018, I was honoured to receive a composer’s award from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. This award is transformative, giving me funds to take more risks  and develop new musical ideas for the next three years.

Nulcear culture

Exploring the Doomsday Clock and ‘the new abnormal’ in The Wire issue 427

UK tour 2019

Performing highlights from Air Loom and Ealing Feeder live with singer Sarah Gabriel and percussionist Stephen Hiscock. Visiting Glasgow, Newcastle, Todmorden, Manchester, Bristol, Swansea and Supersonic and Supernormal festivals.

The Hairy Ape

I compsed sound and music for a new production of Eugene O’Neill’s Expressionist masterpiece  The Hairy Ape. At The Old Vic, London, and Park Avenue Armory, New York. Directed by Richard Jones. The Hairy Ape is a tale of class, revenge and the shock of modernity, set in the stokehole and upper class decks of a 1930s ocean liner and in the streets of New York.

BBC Radio 4 docs

Two arts documentaries revealing some little-known histories of sound culture. In ‘Echo in a Bottle’ I explore our enduring and sometimes deathly fascination with the echo. In ‘The Bird Fancyer’s Delight’ I reveal how captured songbirds were trained to sing fashionable melodies in homes before the advent of the phonograph.

Daphne Oram – Radiophonic pioneer

mini-Oramics closeupFunded by the Daphne Oram Trust, Anomie Academic have republished Daphne Oram’s An Individual Note: of Music, Sound and Electronics – a book that’s been out of print since 1973. I’ve written an introduction to the reprint, giving an overview of Oram’s life and her pioneering work in the early days of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and in her home studio in Tower Folly, Kent.

In 2018 I also composed a live piece for voice and Oramics Machine – Oram’s pioneering  ‘drawn sound’ machine. I performed this live with singer Sarah Gabriel using a mini-Oramics machine built by Tom Richards from Oram’s original notes and drawings.

Photo of theremin performance by Lucy Cage