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  • All Ears – the art of making music machines

    Alongside their annual festival of adventurous music, Supersonic producers Capsule have recently been working with Birmingham Museums Trust to present an exhibition of mechanical instruments. This took place at Millennium Point, Birmingham,…

  • Trace – building the first prototypes

    There’s a celebration of all things uncanny (Unheimlich) at Spike Island, Bristol, on Friday 21 November, when I’ll be performing a live score to Anna Franceschini’s film from 2010, shot in the Pianola…

  • Trace: poetic robotics, music and the uncanny

    I’m excited to be embarking on a new part-time residency at the Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, Bristol, where I’ll be exploring poetic approaches to robotics on stage. Thanks to the National Lottery…

  • Foghorn Requiem

    South Shields meets the sublime

    A report on the Foghorn Requiem When sound escapes the confines of a building, it takes on an unusual caste. At myriad outdoor festivals around the country, we’re in denial about this…

  • Daphne Oram

    Happy Ada Lovelace Day 2011

    This must be how it feels to see a unicorn. Six months ago, I came face to face with a machine I’d read about often but never expected to see. A one-off…

  • The Bird Fancyer’s Delight – background notes

    For those of you who would like to know more about The Bird Fancyer’s Delight, the topic of my recent Radio 4 documentary, here’s a bumper crop of references I’ve found over the last few months. These include transcripts from the British Library, music excerpts, photographs of a serinette and details of contributors to the show. I hope you find them interesting…

  • Buying the Wind

    Sarah Angliss A composer working with ancient instruments, electronics and robotics. Performs live and creates music for film and theatre. Buying the Wind Coming soon: new work for voice, string quartet and…
  • Amulet (feature film score) – at Sundance 2020

    Amulet, a contained horror, is the first feature film directed by Romola Garai who also wrote the film’s screenplay. I’ve created a score for this film mixing female voices with ancient instruments and electronics. . The film had its world premiere in the Midnight section of Sundance Film Festival, 2020.

  • Down to the Silver Sea

    Guest spots and other early work

    Sarah Angliss A composer working with ancient instruments, electronics and robotics. Performs live and creates music for film and theatre. Albums and 7" single Guest spots and other early work A selection…
  • Album: Ealing Feeder (2017)

    Ealing Feeder (2017)

    Sarah Angliss A composer working with ancient instruments, electronics and robotics. Performs live and creates music for film and theatre. Album Ealing Feeder You Taught Me How to See the Crows Sarah…
  • Air Loom

    Air Loom (2019)

    Sarah Angliss A composer working with ancient instruments, electronics and robotics. Performs live and creates music for film and theatre. Album Air Loom BUY AIR LOOM "a world where human and acoustic…
  • Paul Hamlyn Award for composers

    In November 2018, I was honoured to receive a composer’s award from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. I’m so grateful to the Foundation and the judges for their generosity and encouragement. This award…

  • Giant – work in progress

    Score in development Update May 2020 I’m spending spring and summer 2020 completing the score for Giant and am working with Britten Pears Arts towards a full production – details to coming…

  • Infrasound – the pipe

    Making pure infrasound on a budget Our infrasound generator was built on a very small budget – it was designed by Peter Lord of the UK National Physical Laboratory on the acoustic…

  • Loie Fuller, c1902

    Fuller’s dance reimagined

    A theremin performance for a new interpretation of Loie Fuller butterfly dance, created by dancer Louise Colborne.

  • HMS Alliance

    Reanimating a submarine with sound Over the winter 2013-14, I swapped my studio for submarine HMS Alliance where I’ve been installing a new, generative (i.e. algorithmically controlled, ever-changing) 50-channel sound piece.  …

  • Muriel Howorth: Atomic gardener

    The Odditorium is a compendium of eccentrics, trickers, deviants and obsessives, many of whom are largely unacknowledged in the usual histories of science, politics and the arts. This book has been compiled…

  • Ealing Feeder – album track details

    Sarah Angliss A composer working with ancient instruments, electronics and robotics. Performs live and creates music for film and theatre. Ealing Feeder track details [01] You Taught Me How to See the…