Sarah Lianne Lewis is a Welsh composer of bold and imaginative contemporary classical and electronic music. Her musical language explores the boundary between acoustic and electronic sound, engaging the audience in unique soundscapes and sonic atmospheres. Her work often looks at climate change, the natural world and the human condition, informed by a female disabled perspective.
Her 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).
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 RSNO, Quatuor Bozzini, Sarah Maria Sun, UPROAR, and Nevis Ensemble, and been commissioned and performed by several UK and European music festivals including Cowbridge Music Festival, Heidelberg Festival, CNCM gmem’s ‘Les Musiques’, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and the Lucerne Festival.
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 an RPS Composer 2021-22 working with the Chorus of the Royal Northern Sinfonia.
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.