CREATURES OF DUST AND DREAMS

"BRASH AND BUOYANT... HER ASSURANCE IN HANDLING THE TEXTURES WAS MORE THAN EVIDENT"

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- THE GUARDIAN

A SOUL IS MORE THAN A BODY IS MORE THAN A NUMBER IS MORE THAN

"A DAZZLING START [WITH] ITS MENACING PERCUSSION AND DOUBLE BASS OSTINATO... THE LAST NOTES EXPLOIT UNEXPECTED TIMBRES TO EVOKE WITH ARRESTING REALISM..."

- ZEBELINE

SUNFLOWERS IN AUTUMN

"THERE WAS A POISED, FORMAL BEAUTY IN THE REPEATED PHRASES AND FRAGILE TEXTURES. THE INVENTIVE USE OF WHISTLING AND HUMMING BROUGHT THE PIECE TO AN ETHEREAL AND HAUNTING CONCLUSION."

- MUSICAL OPINION

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 A B O U T 

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Sarah Lianne Lewis is a Welsh composer of bold and imaginative contemporary classical music that blurs the boundary between acoustic and electronic sound. Described as “quiet and delicate” and “full of imaginative sonorities", her music explores subtle intricacies of texture, engaging audiences in unique soundscapes and sonic atmospheres.  She often writes about connection, climate change and the natural world, informed by a female disabled perspective.

 

Sarah is currently Composer Affiliate with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; the youngest, and the first ever woman, to hold such a residency with the orchestra.  She is also currently one of three UK-based composers awarded a fellowship by the PRS for Music Foundation to represent young outstanding British talent at the Classical:NEXT conference in Spring 2022, and a Royal Philharmonic Society Composer 2021-22 working with the Chorus of the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

 

She has worked with a variety of performers, audiences and spaces; from textural orchestral works in concert halls, to contemplative chamber ensemble works in a late-night gin bar, to creating expansive storytelling soundscapes through silent disco headphones under the stars.  She has worked with a range of ensembles such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Quatuor Bozzini, the Royal Opera House, soprano Sarah Maria Sun, Blank Space Ensemble, UPROAR ensemble, and Nevis Ensemble.  Her music has been commissioned by and performed in several UK and European music festivals including the Cowbridge Music Festival, Heidelberg Festival, CNCM gmem’s ‘Les Musiques’, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Archipel Festival, and the Lucerne Festival.

 

Sarah’s music has been performed in the UK, Europe, Canada, & Australia, and featured on UK, US, and European radio stations. Recordings of her music are available through the Birmingham Record Company and Ty Cerdd records.

 
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 U P C O M I N G 

Sunday

we watch it burn

UPROAR ensemble

Bristol New Music Festival, Professor Bad Trip

Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

Wednesday

we watch it burn

UPROAR ensemble

Professor Bad Trip

Galeri, Caernarfon, UK

Wednesday

we watch it burn

UPROAR ensemble

Festival KLANG, Professor Bad Trip

French Premiere

Montpellier, France

Tuesday

Ocean of Stars

Rhona Smith & William Conway

Drake Music Scotland & Hebrides Ensemble: ECHOES

World Premiere

The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, UK

Saturday

All my ships are white

Chorus of the Royal Northern Sinfonia

World Premiere

Various locations, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK

 
 
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