Sarah Angliss

composer | musician | electronic artist

Sarah Angliss

composer | musician | electronic artist

Category: New music

Songs Before and After

A new song cycle in production, developed during the UK’s second Covid lockdown. In production – details coming soon.

Giant

A new opera in production for Aldeburgh Festival 2023 – telling the story of surgeon John Hunter and his obsession with Charles Byrne – a man he would ultimately betray in one of the most disturbing acts in the era of the grave robbers

Film score: Amulet (2020)

Avenging female voices meet percussion, ancient instruments and otherwordly electronic effects, in this film score by Sarah Angliss for UK horror film Amulet, written and directed by Romola Garai. This modern gothic horror premiered at Sundance 2020 and is now on release in the US.

Buying the Wind

A new work coming 2022. This timely collaboration with musicians and poet Hannah Lowe explores the UK’s deep connection with wind and tide – elemental forces that make up our country’s defiantly porous border.  Ships filled with people, words, ideas and artefacts have helped to shape this island of diverse, highly connected souls. With thanks to the PRS for Music Foundation.

Ealing Feeder

London, a modern edifice on a mediaeval footprint, is the blueprint for this album, a steely, unsettled love letter to the city. Released in 2017, Ealing Feeder is an album steeped in the sounds of sirens, wrestling rings, the Thames and the London tree canopy.

Air Loom

An album of dreamlike music from 2019, 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.

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 time and funds to think more expansively about my music and explore ideas I’ve been incubating for some time.

Guest spots

A selection of earlier recorded work, including guest spots on other albums by Moon Wiring Club and the Ghostbox Study Series (with label co-founders Belbury Poly).

The Hairy Ape

Composition and sound design for The Hairy Ape (1922) – Eugene O’Neill’s expressionist masterpiece which uses the overwhelming sounds of the engine room on an ocean liner to explore dehumanisation and the shock of modernity. At The Old Vic, London, and Park Avenue Armory, New York. Directed by Richard Jones.

Sonakinatography

Recreating a 1970s algorthmic dance piece by pen and paper-based systems artist Channa Horwitz

The Midwich Cuckoos

Composing and extemporising an original underscore for a live adaptation of John Wyndham’s sci fi novel The Midwich Cuckoos. For Cinecity Festival, Brighton, 2014, in partnership with Film Archive South East, for the BFI season Sci Fi – Days of Fear and Wonder.

Fuller’s dance reimagined

A theremin soundtrack for a new interpretation of Loie Fuller’s butterfly dance on film. First screened at Latitude Festival, 2011, dancer Louise Colborne presented her

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