Sarah Angliss @ Piel View – 24-25/02/23

crop Sarah Angliss on theremin (photo Agata Urbaniak)
Sarah Angliss on theremin (photo Agata Urbaniak)

Sarah Angliss

Mechanical Nightingales:

Fri 24th February, 14:00-6:00, free / drop in

Live matinée performance:

Sat 25th Feb, 14:00 - 15:30

Piel View House, Barrow Park

Free entry - booking required

Sarah Anglis
Mechanical Nightingales
Friday 24th February 14:00- 16:00
Free - drop in

Sing to the birds and they will move and sing back to you, gently accompanied by bells and a gong in ever-changing combinations. Designed, programmed and built by Sarah using a Raspberry PI computer, small motors and laser-cut plywood. The birds will stay with us in Barrow Park for the next few years.

Live matinée performance:
Saturday 25th February, 14:00-15:30
FREE - pre-booking essential

Click here to book via eventbrite

Theremin, robotic bells, clavisimbalum, pipe organ, recorders, voice and extraordinary electronic effects are used by Sarah Angliss to conjure half-forgotten folk tales and the music of the birds. Centre stage is her ‘Ealing Feeder’  - a magical, automatic bell playing machine that performs at lightning speed. Sarah’s highly unusual music draws on her lifelong interest in European folksong, cybernetics and ancient sound culture. In demand as a live performer, Sarah has played at the Royal Festival Hall, Union Chapel, Arnolfini, LSO St Luke’s, Star and Shadow, BBC Halls Swansea and Supersonic UK; Prima Vista, Estonia; National Sawdust, Brooklyn, and many other festivals and venues. She also writes for film and theatre.

Her theatre work includes music and sound design for the first official stage production of The Twilight Zone, at Almeida, London, and a terse, industrial score for Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape - at The Old Vic, London, and Park Avenue Armory, New York. In 2021, Sarah received an Ivor Novello Award (the ‘Visionary Award’) for her body of work.

Sarah Angliss; website

Doors open 13:45 for 14:15  prompt start

Programme 1.5hrs with a short interval

Drinks by cash donation

Directions and Information

Piel View House, Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness LA13 9DB

Access to the venue is by foot.

Parking: There is one designated accessible parking space, to book please email

Please use the park gate by Park Drive junction bus stop (by the Baptist Church). The route is 2 mins signposted from here.

We have a no pets policy within the premises. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Co-funded by the Creative European Union
Arts Council