A composer working with ancient instruments, electronics and robotics.
Performs live and creates music for film and theatre.
A selection of videos of Sarah’s work
‘A Wren in the Cathedral’ uses theremin to manipulate birdsong. Video by Tom Hadrill.
‘Bows’, inspired by ‘The Cruel Sister’ aka ‘The Bonny Bows’, a traditional song about a sororcide on the Thames.
‘Cow Heart Pin’ – inspired by an account of a curse made by a London butcher against a rival. Reported in Lovett’s ‘Magic in Modern London’ (1925), the curse involved sticking nails and into a desiccated heart. The song includes translations of Anglo Saxon curses against someone trying to steal cattle. The video uses the amulet collected by Lovett, recently on display in the Wellcome Collection.
Dust, inspired by incidental dialogue in the transcripts of the first human trip to the Moon. Written for the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. Video by Tom Hadrill.
The Ealing Feeder playing birdsong, automatically transcribed by Dan Stowell, Queen Mary University, London. Video taken on Dawn Chorus Day, Rotherhithe, by Katrina Townsend.