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, performer and automatist who works internationally, creating work for film, theatre, galleries and the live concert stage. Her highly unusual soundworld combines baroque and renaissance instruments with her own hand-built music machines. She augments the sounds of voices and instruments with DIY electronic effects to create compelling, forward thinking music that echoes the sonorities of the past. Sarah’s terse, vocal score for Romola Garai’s horror Amulet featured at Sundance 2020. Her original sound and music for Eugene O’Neill’s expressionist play ‘The Hairy Ape’ played at the Old Vic, London, and Park Avenue Armory, New York. Her new opera Giant, with a libretto by Ross Sutherland, opens Aldeburgh Festival in June 2023. In 2021 she received an Ivor Novello Award (category: The Visionary Award) for her body of work. “Nightmarishly beautiful - a stunning score” Dan Schweiger, Film Music Magazine. “The most inventive album I’ve heard in a long while”, Simon Reynolds, Four Columns.

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.”