To celebrate Delia Derbyshire’s birthday itself there would seem to be no better choice than former Brighton resident the musician and engineer Sarah Angliss. She will be joined for this occasion by Ingrid Plum, sound artists, singer and founder of the Bechdel series of events.
Sarah Angliss is a composer, performer, roboticist and sound historian.
A prolific live musician, Sarah’s known for her skills on theremin which she combines live with Max, electronics, recorder, saw, keyboard and her many found sounds and field recordings. On stage, she’s often accompanied by musical automata – machines she’s been devising and building since 2005 to give her stage performance an arresting and uncanny physical presence.
Sarah also works in theatre, creating distinctive sounds that blur the boundaries between sound design and musical composition. Sarah’s work reflects her lifelong fascination with ancient music, faded variety acts and defunct machines. Though her music, performance and writing, she explores the uncanny properties of technology, revealing resonances between European folklore and early notions of electricity and sound.
Sarah is currently completing her solo album Ealing Feeder and working as sound designer on Hart and Kaufman’s 1930 play Once in a Lifetime (for The Young Vic, directed by Richard Jones). Funded by a Jerwood Opera Writing Fellowship and supported by Aldeburgh Music, she’s also composing Giant, an opera about the life, death and contentious afterlife of Charles Byrne (working with librettist Ross Sutherland).
8pm - 11pm
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