Sarah Angliss

composer | musician | robotic artist

Sarah Angliss

composer | musician | electronic artist


composer | musician | electronic artist

Curriculum Vitae

Sarah Angliss



Composing for film, theatre and live music stage. Work seamlessly blends live electronics and extemporisation with classically notated score.


Performing own compositions live at festivals and venues - and as part of theatre works. Working solo and with musical collaborators.


Sound design for theatre, galleries, radio shows, podcasts and historic sites.


Researching the history of sound culture through archives, reconstruction, performance and more. Presenting research in radio documentaries, book chapters, magazines aricles and salon talks.

Research into the haunting psychological effects of infrasound in music.


Recorders - including 20th and 21st century augmented techniques. All sizes, including contrabass

Theremin - classical playing and bespoke augmented techniques

Keyboard - piano, clavisimbalum. Currently learning portative organ

Musical saw - as recently featured in a Chaplin documentary soundscape

Other woodwind - including tin whistle, crumhorn, rackett and other renaissance instruments

Violin and voice (second studies - used sparingly!)


Sound editing in Logic, Protools, Ableton live

Programming in Max MSP - advanced techniques, including development of bespoke externals

Score notation in Dorico and Sibelius

QLAb programming for theatre

Acoustics - calculations, predictions etc.

Robotics - including the design and build of robotic musical instruments.

Programming of generative and evolutionary sound systems, including use of machine-learning algorithms

Programming, design and building with Arduino, RPi and other physical computing platforms

Electronics, soldering and basic circuit design

Object-oriented programming in C, Javascript, Python and related codes

3D printing - with access to machines in a shared workshop


Ivor Novello Award 2021
Category: Visionary Award

Composer's Award
from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation 2018

Opera Writing Fellowship for development of Giant,
Britten-Pears Arts
and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation 2017

PRS for Music Foundation Composer's Award
for creation of Buying the Wind 2019



Amulet - film score for UK horror feature, written and directed by Romola Garai. Premiered at Sundance 2020.

The Fall of The House of Usher - live score for Watson and Webber's classic horror from 1928, at NFT1 of the BFI


Giant - (in production) - due to open at Aldeburgh Festival 2023. Librettist Ross Sutherland; director and dramaturg Sarah Fahie.


The Hairy Ape (dir. Richard Jones) - at The Old Vic, London, and Park Avenue Armory, New York

The Twilight Zone (dir. Richard Jones) - at Almeida, and West End, London

Once in a Lifetime (dir. Richard Jones) - at The Young Vic

The Effect (dir. Rupert Goold) - at The National Theatre

Horlicks and Armageddon - Brighton International Festival award winner (own work - directed by Emma Kilbey)


The Bird Fancyer's Delight - on the strange 18th century practice of teaching songbirds to 'record' human tunes

Echo in a Bottle - on our enduring and sometimes deathly cultural fascination with the echo, BBC Radio 4

Hildegard of Bingen - a podcast for Camden Arts Centre early in Covid lockdown

Writing includes

A short biography of inventor and BBC Radiophonic Co-Founder Daphne Oram, as the forward a reprint of Oram's treatise 'An Individual Note'.

Comparing musicians' early atittudes to film sound, drum machines and samplers. A chapter for Material Culture and Electronic Sound, for the Science Museum and Smithsonian Scholarly Press.

An essay on ventriloquism, performance and the recording age for The Wire Magazine.

Reflections on The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the famous Doomsday Clock, for The Wire Magazine.

A short biography of Muriel Howorth, founder of the amateur UK Atomic Gardening Society. For The Odditorium (ed. Bramwell and Keeling, Hodder and Stoughton).

Wall text for The Making the Modern World exhibition at The Science Museum

An informal account of The Fog Horn Requiem, published on this website.

Tamsin Chapman
S Angliss performance at Museum of London
Sarah Angliss - nuclear talk


Almeida Theatre, London

Ambassadors Theatre, London

Arnolfini, Bristol

Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia

BBC Halls Swansea

BFI Southbank, London

Bom-Bane’s, Brighton

Bring to Light, Birmingham

The British Library, London

Cafe Oto, London

Cambridge Junction

Camden Arts Centre, London

Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

Compton Verney

The Cube, Bristol

Duke of Yorks Picturehouse, Brighton

Elektriteater, Tartu

Fort Process, Newhaven

Glad Cafe, Glasgow

Golden Lion, Todmorden

Handel House Museum, London

HMS Alliance (submarine museum), Gosport

Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Colebrookdale

Kings Place, London

Latitude Festival, Beccles

LSO St Luke’s, London

Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

The National Theatre, London

National Sawdust, Brooklyn

Minerva Works, Birmingham

Museum of London

The Old Vic, London

Off the Page (The Wire and Nymusik)

Park Avenue Armory, New York

Purcell Room, London

Radiophrenia, Glasgow

Raven Row, London

Royal Festival Hall, London

The Royal Institution, London

Science Museum, London

Site Gallery, Sheffield

Sonic Imperfections, London

Spike Island, Bristol

Spirit of Gravity, Brighton

Star and Shadow, Newcastle

Supersonic Festival, Birmingham

Supernormal Festival, Braziers Park

Union Chapel, London

Unsound, Kraków

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

The Young Vic, London

Sarah Angliss Ealing Feeder - robotic carillon