composer, performer and sound designer
Presenting and co-researching this history of sound effects for BBC Radio Archive on 4. The show marks 200 years since Thomas De Quincey wrote On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth, his early consideration of the powerful psychological impact of sound on stage. Produced by Resonance FM.
In this optimistic view of mechanisation for TEDx Brighton (2011), Sarah reveals some surprising connections between two types of dance music, inspired by the relentless beat of the factory machine, which flourished two centuries apart. The earliest was devised by women working in Lancashire cotton mills.
A controlled psychological experiment, in the form of two back-to-back concerts. These concerts were highly unusual because some of the music was laced with infrasound (extreme bass sound, below 20Hz in frequency). It took place in the Purcell Room, London, in 2003.