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Sarah Lianne Lewis’ music has been described as “quiet and delicate” (Matthias Roth, Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, 2016), “full of imaginative sonorities” (Steph Power, Wales Arts Review, 2016), with “pristine dissonance and eerie ambience” (Weeping Tudor Productions, 2018). Her music explores semi-improvisatory gestures within larger ensembles, and the dialogue that this creates between composer and performer, along with the intentional blurring of lines between sounds produced by acoustic instruments and those by electronics.
Her studies at Cardiff University resulted in a BA (Hons) 2:1 in Music and History, and an MMus in Composition. In recent years, she has had notable premieres with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Quatuor Bozzini, juice vocal ensemble, JACK Quartet and Mivos Quartet, UPROAR ensemble, and soprano Sarah Maria Sun, amongst others, and her music has been performed in a number of UK and European music festivals, including Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Heidelberg Frühling Festival, sound festival, Musiikin Aika, Festival de Royaumont, Archipel Festival and Lucerne Festival.
Recent residencies include a Britten Pears Young Artist residency 2013-14, Heidelberg Music Festival Composer Fellow in 2016, Quatuor Bozzini’s Composers’ Kitchen in 2017, and a collaborative residency at gmem CNCM Marseille in Spring 2019. As a composer and singer, Sarah also runs educational workshops for schools, focussing on enhancing creativity and classroom composition, and leads vocal and musicianship skills masterclasses for amateur musicians.
Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)
The blue and the dim and the dark for Double String Quartet (2019)
(re)- for Solo Marimba and Electronics (2019)
Summer for Solo Soprano Voice (2012)