Sarah Angliss

composer | musician | robotic artist

Sarah Angliss

composer | musician | electronic artist

A new album of dreamlike music distilling Sarah Angliss’ latest work with ancient instruments and extraordinary electroacoustic techniques. Air Loom was performed along with highlights from Ealing Feeder on a UK tour in 2019, featuring vocalist Sarah Gabriel and percussionist Stephen Hiscock.

Sarah is joined on Air Loom by vocalist Sarah Gabriel and percussionist Stephen Hiscock. As the trio play, their sounds are deftly contorted, fragmented and recombined using her digital inventions. At the heart of the album is the clavisimbalum, a sonorous, fourteenth-century cousin of the harpsichord. Its plucked, soft iron strings ring with a rich, dark reverberance – a sound that hails from Eastern European folk and the Renaissance court.

Angliss adds voices in close harmony, recorder, theremin, percussion and robotic carillon, an instrument she devised and built to play bells at inhuman speeds, creating a haze of delicate, metallic sound.

Sarah Angliss on clavisimbalum (photo Agata Urbaniak)
Agata Urbaniak
Air Loom

Selected tracks from Air Loom

  1. Raven (Thought) Sarah Angliss 4:06
  2. Needle Sarah Angliss 2:34
  3. Wan Trad. arr. Sarah Angliss 7:38
  4. Egg Sarah Angliss 3:18
  5. Raven (Memory) – Air Loom – Sarah Angliss 3:23
  6. Suck Sarah Angliss 4:44
  7. Dust Sarah Angliss 4:02