• Sarah Keirle




  • Will Lakeman
  • Plemont
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Sarah Keirle

Sarah is an electro-acoustic composer, PhD researcher and performer from the Channel Islands, currently based in Manchester, UK. Her compositions, which primarily explore the connection between people and their environment, have been performed at concerts, festivals, and conferences across the world: the ICMC, EASTN-DC, Radio CASo, Reform Radio, MANTIS, Diffrazioni Festival, Espacios Sonoros, Ecos Urbanos, and NMNW. Her work has also been released by ABLAZE Records on the album Electronic Masters vol. 8.

Sarah graduated from the University of Manchester with a first class MusB (hons) in Music, the P.J. Leonard First Prize for Electro-acoustic Composition, and a Masters in Electroacoustic Composition and Interactive Media, with Distinction. She also completed an Advanced Diploma in Sound for Film, Games and TV at SSR.

In September 2020, Sarah embarked on a PhD focusing on the use of animal sounds within electro-acoustic composition to create new experiences for conservation awareness and nature connection.

"‘Plemont’ takes you round all the different corners of this remarkable bay: the dripping caves, the rushing waterfalls, the gentle streams, the great expanse of sand and sea. It was composed using field recordings taken one cold and beautiful January morning, when the tide was just about far out enough for access, with only the gulls and crows and choughs for company. While wading in one of the caves, I had the sudden impulse to whistle and wait for the walls to answer me with an echo. This moment of connection with the cave was the initial inspiring spark for me and features heavily in the piece."

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