8 — Sarah Angliss

Sarah Angliss is a composer and performer, writer and historian, roboticist and maker of musical instruments and automata. I caught up with her in the basement of Bom-Banes café in Brighton’s Kemp Town to find out what lies behind her eerie performances and historically-influenced music. We talked about the discomfort of new technology, and nostalgia for old; performance, magic and jeopardy; and the value of physical things in a world being eaten by software.

Sarah performing at Hugo onstage at the 2011 Brighton Mini Maker Faire after-party, with Hugo. Photo by Rain Rabbit

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