A composer working with ancient instruments, electronics and robotics.
Performs live and creates music for film and theatre.
A new album of dreamlike music distiling Sarah’s latest work with ancient instruments and extraordinary electroacoustic techniques. Sarah is joined 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.
London, a modern edifice on a mediaeval footprint, is the blueprint for Ealing Feeder, a steely, unsettled love letter to the city. Inspired by London folklore past and present, Ealing Feeder is an album steeped in the sounds of sirens, wrestling rings, the Thames and the London tree canopy. A Wren in the Cathedral, set in Limehouse, collides electron theory with city birdsong and Hawksmoor’s architectural formalism. A transfiguration myth in the ancient song ‘The Two Magicians’ is reimagined in a masked wrestling club in Bethnal Green. Sky Bullion reflects on some of the more venal forces shaping the city skyline today.