Saturday 1 September 2018, 7.30pm

Air Loom (Sarah Angliss & Stephen Hiscock) + Kemper Norton

An evening of electrical mysticism, as thereminist and inventorSarah Anglissbrings you dreamlike music, featuring her phantasmagoria of music machines. Angliss and her machines perform live withStephen Hiscock, extemporising percussionist from EnsembleBash. Robotic carillons, telephonic counterpoint and more are in the mix. In Air Loom, Angliss also introduces a pneumatic instrument, made from parts salvaged from an abandoned Welsh chapel organ.
Hear this debut of Angliss’ brand new set, following on from her 2017 album ‘Ealing Feeder’: 
“The most inventive album I’ve heard in a long while…a testament to Angliss’s imagination and sheer musicality.”Simon Reynolds, 4 Columns, New York
“A highly atmospheric and compelling listen…drawing on a dense skien of real pasts and imagined futures to talk lucidly and provocatively about the present...the record feels like a whole universe until itself, brimming with fresh propositions and new directions…Ealing Feeder is a subtle gem.”
Robert Barry, The Wire, London
“Revelatory…a phenomenal collection….exists in a preternatural state of eerie calm and alluring mystery.”Dave Segal, The Stranger, Seattle

Sarah Angliss

Sarah Angliss is a composer, automatist and live performer whose music explores resonances between English folklore and early notions of sound and machines. Sarah’s particularly known for her skills on theremin and recorder and for the robotic instruments she designs and builds to work with her on stage. Sarah’s an eclectic musician - an electroacoustic composer and robotic artist, formally trained in Baroque and Renaissance Music, who cut her teeth as a performer in English folkclubs. Sarah also composes for live film scores and theatre, most recently for Eugene O’Neill’s expressionist play ‘The Hairy Ape’ (at The Old Vic, London, and Park Avenue Armory, New York, directed by Richard Jones). She’s currently composing an electroacoustic chamber opera on the life and death of Charles Byrne (with librettist Ross Sutherland, for Aldeburgh Music and the Jerwood Charitable Trust). With percussionist Stephen Hiscock, Sarah will be performing highlights from her new solo album Ealing Feeder.  “A highly atmospheric and compelling listen…drawing on a dense skien of real pasts and imagined futures to talk lucidly and provocatively about the present...the record feels like a whole universe until itself, brimming with fresh propositions and new directions…Ealing Feeder is a subtle gem”, Robert Barry, The Wire Magazine (July 2017)

Kemper Norton

Kemper Norton uses digital and analogue hardware and software, acoustic instruments , field recordings and traditional song to explore neglected or original areas of landscape and folklore.

Of his 2017 release ‘Hungan’ The Wire wrote: "A flood of elemental, sensuous sound with limitless powers of time travel... A masterpiece of English music for the ages and for right now.”