Sarah Angliss

composer | musician | electronic artist

Sarah Angliss

composer | musician | electronic artist

Tag: writing

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Thoughts on the design of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and its minimalist Doomsday Clock which coldly measured the fluctuating risks to humanity during The Cold War and beyond. A short piece for The Wire Magazine, August 2019.

Biography of Oram for reprint of ‘An Individual Note’

A short biography of composer Daphne Oram, co-founder of the BBC Radiophonic workshop and inventor of the Oramics ‘drawn sound’ system. For a reprint of her treatise on sound, electronics and metaphysics: An Individual Note of Music, Sound and Electronics.

Muriel Howorth – Atomic Gardener

In The Odditorium (Chambers, 2016) A chapter on the extraordinary life and work of Muriel Howorth, science fiction writer, composer, choreographer and pioneering atomic gardener.

Material Culture and Electronic Sound

A chapter on musicians’ attitudes towards the first drum machines and samplers, in this book published by the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (2013).

Unheimlich Manoeuvres

Published online by Wire Magazine (June 2014), Unheimlich Manoeuvres is a short essay on ventriloquism and the uncanny. It’s illustrated with videos of many fine ventriloquists including Ray Alan, Arthur Worsley and the great Terri Rogers.

The Bird Fancyer’s Delight

Writing on The Bird Fancyer’s Delight for Blokflutist Magazine, The Netherlands, Spring 2013. This was the subject of an archival research project and a subsequent BBC Radio 4 documentary.

South Shields meets the sublime – a report on The Foghorn Requiem

Some reflections on The Foghorn Requiem (2013), a ceremony marking the end of service of the Souter Lighthouse and the passing of the age of foghorns on the UK coastline. This compelling musical, community ritual was created by artists Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway in collaboration with composer Orlando Gough.

Horlicks and Armageddon

Researched and devised by Sarah Angliss, this show delves into rarely seen archives and personal testimony to tell the story of Britain’s secretive nuclear survivalists. It turns swifty from an entertaining sweep through the archives to a stark reminder of the roots of many of the most disturbing trends in modern British politics. Awarded most groundbreaking show of Brighton Festival and Fringe 2013.

Revolution: Challenging the automaton

Thoughts on the design of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and its minimalist Doomsday Clock which coldly measured the fluctuating risks to humanity during The Cold War and beyond. A short piece for The Wire Magazine, August 2019.

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