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Sarah Angliss - My Electroacoustic World | Podcast

Composer, Musician, Robotic Artist and Theremin Virtuoso By Caro C
Published March 2022
Sarah Angliss Composer, Musician and Robotic Artist

Describing herself as a composer, musician and robotic artist, Ivor Novello Award-winning artist Sarah Angliss talks to Caro C about her route into Electronic Music and how she utilises sub-frequencies, robotics, and her own effects in her compositions and live performances.

Show Notes


00:00 - Introduction
01:30 - Classical And Folk Beginnings
00:00 - Discovering Electronic Music
07:52 - Studying Infrasound
12:26 - The Brown Note
14:40 - Augmenting Acoustic Sounds
17:46 - Using The Theremin As A Controller
19:28 - The Bela Board
20:48 - Using Robotics In Performances
26:20 - The Science Museum and Daphne Oram
30:05 - Radio 4 And Echo
33:58 - Current Projects
35:28 - Working With Synthesizers

Sarah Angliss - Biog

Sarah Angliss is an Ivor Novello Award-winning composer, performer and 'robotic artist' working in television, film, on the live concert stage and in theatres across Europe and North America. Her recent work includes the music for Romola Garai’s feature film Amulet — a terse, electroacoustic score which explores the sonorities of voices and ancient instruments, revealing and augmenting them with Sarah’s distinctive digital and electronic techniques.

Sarah’s music draws on her lifelong interest in European folksong, cybernetics, and esoteric sound culture. These inspire her progressive and strikingly original music. Her work reflects an eclectic musical background. A classically-trained composer and virtuoso Theremin player who specialised in baroque and renaissance music, Sarah cut her teeth performing on the UK folk scene. Her desire to get inside notes and finely manipulate sound then build her own automatic music machines led her to study electroacoustic engineering, then robotics, alongside music — fields that continue to inform her unique compositional style. Sarah received the Visionary Award from the Ivors Academy in 2021 and a Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers in 2018.

YouTube video: A Wren in the Cathedral live performance
Twitter: @sarah_angliss
Instagram: @sarah_angliss

Interviewer: Caro C - Biog

Caro C with headphonesCaro CPhoto: Shirlaine ForrestCaro C is an artist, engineer and teacher, specialising in electronic music. She started making music thanks to being laid up whilst living in a double-decker bus and listening to Warp Records in the late 1990s. This "sonic enchantress" (BBC Radio 3) has now played in most of the cultural hotspots of her current home town of Manchester, UK. Caro is also the instigator and project manager of electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day.
Twitter: @carocsound
Instagram: @carocsound

Delia Derbyshire Day Charity:

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