Sarah Angliss: The Composers’ Fund
Composer, performer and electronic artist Sarah Angliss is inspired by the meeting point of machines and mysticism, and to contemporary expressions of ancient folklore in the city. Her highly inventive work reflects an eclectic musical background. A classically-trained composer who specialised early on in baroque and renaissance music, Sarah cut her teeth performing on the UK folk scene and also has a background in electroacoustics and biologically-inspired robotics. Sarah combines these disciplines to create finely-wrought music, hard to classify, where acoustic instruments are augmented by her bespoke electronics, Max and musical automata.
Sarah has performed her works at venues around Europe and also composes for film and theatre. Her score for Eugene O’Neill’s ‘The Hairy Ape’ featured at The Old Vic, London, and Park Avenue Armory, New York. She recently composed the score for Romola Garai’s horror film Amulet which premiered at Sundance 2020.
This funding will enable Sarah to put together an ensemble to workshop, rehearse and perform ‘Buying the Wind’, a new piece for tenor voice, string quartet and live electronics — the first concert work for this lineup. ‘Buying the Wind’ refers to the ancient sailors’ superstition of throwing a coin into water to assuage the spirits and bring a fair wind.