Reviews and Testimonies


A true professional, Sarah is prescient in understanding exactly how to enhance emotional responses in an audience through her music, whilst being open to comment and discussion in order to push her own work to an even higher standard. This balance between expertise and professionalism alongside a friendly and collaborative personality means I would work with Sarah again in a heartbeat - which I will be doing next month!”

James Cotton, Producer


“I have worked with Sarah on several projects, which include documentary, animation and fiction films, and she has showed herself to be nothing less than brilliant. Her ability to craft her music to each film and its needs is unparalleled and the sensitivity with which she approaches every project always leaves me with the feeling that I’m in safe hands. It is also wonderful to work with someone that is open to dialogue and responds to feedback very precisely, yet always with a very personal and surprising touch. Couldn’t recommend her more highly.

Paulo Pandolpho, Editor


Sarah’s work always exceeds my expectations. Her training and knowledge of music have laid a solid foundation, and with her expert technical skills there are no boundaries to the sounds and music she creates.

Rupert Newman, Installation Artist


The experience of working with Sarah was thrilling. She was involved from the beginning to the end, always giving precise comments to improve the story and the concept of the film. The precision of her music gave to the image the perfect complement, very professional, and always connected with what the film needed. Not only did Sarah’s talent make the working relationship a great environment, but also her personality was always enthusiastic and friendly, making our work much easier and enjoyable. I would love to work with her again in my future films without a doubt.

Ana Caro, Animation Director


Music can make or break a film, and the score of The Magnificent Lion Boy certainly makes the beautiful animation sing”

Film Club UK


Education and Professional Development


Composition for Screen (MA) - The National Film and Television School

Composition (Distinction, Post-graduate Diploma) - The Guildhall School of Music and Drama

English Literature (BA) - Christ Church, Oxford University

The Art of Orchestration (Steven Scott Smalley) - New York Film Centre



About Sarah


Sarah is a Film and Arts Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and music services professional based in London.


Sarah initially studied Literature, gaining a love of narrative. Through the subsequent study of contemporary and electronic composition, she was lead towards a career in the art of story-telling through music. Though trained initially as a classical harpist and pianist, as a Composer Sarah specialises in the blending of acoustic instruments with unique electronic signatures. Whether crafting lyrical or textural scores, drama and story-telling is always at the core of what Sarah creates. 


Sarah’s  most recent work includes HUMANS 2.0 (8 part drama series for Channel 4 and AMC), 2 new plays for The National Youth Theatre - ‘Ripple’ and ‘Besieged’ which were performed at The Arcola in June, feature documentary ‘A Killing In My Family’ for Dragonfly and Channel 4, Series 2 of BAFTA nominated drama 'Prey' for ITV and RED productions, three part documentary 'The Treasures of Ancient Greece' for BBC4, 'Kate Adie's Women of World War One' for BBC2, and feature drama 'Following Footsteps', starring Matt di Angelo.

Sarah has contributed original music to more than 100 projects, various of which have been screened at international festivals in Cannes, Toronto, Palm Springs, Paris, Milan, Talca, Korea, St. Petersburg, Portugal, India, Edinburgh, London, New York, Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig, Ozu and Rio. Her music has also been music performed live in various top UK Performance Venues including The Barbican Centre, The Barbican Pit Theatre, and The Roundhouse.


Sarah’s recent clients include Kudos, Endemol Shine, RED Productions, AMC, Channel 4, ITV, BBC, National Geographic, HP, Magnum Ice-Creams, The RSA, Dove, Random House Publishing Group, ALJ, Ford, British Telecom, Kopparberg, Tate Gallery, In Focus Asia, Very! and EMI.


Sarah frequently works with Installation Artist Rupert Newman. As a duo, they create multi sensory digital installations, which interact with architecture & 3D textile designs (previous installations). Their work has been exhibited at The Rook & Raven (Soho, London), The House of St. Barnabas (Soho, London), Kricket Pop Up (Brixton, London), The Tramshed (Shoreditch, London), and also abroad in France, Italy, and at Boom Festival in Portugal, to name a few. 


She is a graduate of Oxford University, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and The National Film and Television School (MA Composing).

Awards


Nominated: FIFA Best Music Award 2015 - Best Music in a Short Film for Prick Thy Neighbour  - AUBAGNE, FRANCE

Nominated: Underwire Best Composer Award 2014 - Best Music in a Short Film for Callow & Sons  -LONDON, UK

Winner: Verna Fields Golden Reel Award 2014 - Best Sound and Music Editing in a Short Film  for Robomax (shared with Sound Designer Ting Li Lim) - LOS ANGELES, USA

Nominated: Peer Raben Composing Award 2013 - Best Music in a Short Film for The Magnificent Lion Boy  - COLOGNE, GERMANY