Sarah was selected as a Sound and Music ‘Portfolio’ composer in 2013, working with juice vocal ensemble.
“Sound and Music’s ‘Portfolio’ scheme provides a key development opportunity for composers to create new work with and for some of the UK’s leading ensembles and presenters of new music. Portfolio enables them to develop their portfolio of compositions and gain vital artistic and practical insight and experience in working with professional ensembles and presenting organisations, and delivering new work to public audiences.
Selected composers are invited to develop a small-scale, short new work for a leading UK organisation. These are developed through a series of workshops during which the composer will work in close collaboration with the performers supported by an experienced composer mentor. The process culminates in a public performance of the new work within the ensemble’s performance schedule.”
Sarah developed her piece, Clericus et Nonna, over the course of a year, with public masterclasses at the Roundhouse, London, as part of the Voices Now Festival 2013, with the finished piece premiered by juice at a National Portrait Gallery (London) ‘Late Shift’ event in January 2014.
* Clericus et Nonna – SSA voices a cappella