Sarah Angliss (b 1966)
200 PIECES Echometria for solo violin (world premiere)
Charlie Piper (b 1982)
200 PIECES New work for solo piano (world premiere)
Anton Arensky (1861-1906)
Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 32
Scherzo: Allegro molto
Finale: Allegro non troppo
Muriel Oberhofer violin
Rowena Taylor cello
Julian Chan piano
Sarah Angliss’s music explores the sonorities of voices and ancient instruments, revealing and augmenting them with her distinctive electronic techniques. Angliss draws on her lifelong interest in European folksong, cybernetics and esoteric sound culture. These inspire her progressive and strikingly original music for film, theatre and the live music stage.
Her work reflects an eclectic musical background. A classically trained composer who specialised in Baroque and Renaissance music, she cut her teeth performing on the UK folk scene. Her desire to get inside notes and finely manipulate sound led her to study electro-acoustic engineering, then robotics, alongside music – fields that continue to inform her unique compositional style.
Angliss composes for film and theatre. Her score for Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape (directed by Richard Jones) featured at The Old Vic and Park Avenue Armory, New York. Her film score for Romola Garai’s Amulet premiered at Sundance in 2020.
She is also in demand as a live performer and extemporiser – particularly known for her skills on recorder, theremin and keyboard, her robotic, musical inventions and advanced coding skills in Max. Based in London, she tours widely and has been seen at the Royal Festival Hall, Union Chapel, Arnolfini, LSO St Luke’s, Star and Shadow, BBC Halls Swansea, Supersonic UK, Prima Vista Estonia, National Sawdust Brooklyn, and at many other festivals and venues. In 2018 she was a recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers.
Charlie Piper is a London-based composer. He completed his Master’s degree at the Royal College of Music, studying with David Sawer and Michael Zev Gordon, and completed doctoral research at the Royal Academy of Music under the supervision of Philip Cashian.
His music has been performed at the Cheltenham, Huddersfield, Gaudeamus, Mizzou, Bang-On-A-Can and Aix-en-Provence festivals, the Barbican, Southbank Centre, the Roundhouse, Wigmore Hall, King’s Place, Hoddinott Hall and Le Grand Théâtre de Provence. Notable performers of his works have included the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Britten Sinfonia, Asko Schönberg, London Sinfonietta, Alarm Will Sound, Les Siècles, Sentieri Selvaggi, Orkest ‘de ereprijs’, CHROMA and conductors Yan Pascal Tortelier, Xian Zhang, François-Xavier Roth, Martyn Brabbins and Pierre-André Valade. He has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 (Netherlands).