SARAH KEIRLE is an electroacoustic composer, sound designer and performer based in Manchester, UK. She graduated from the University of Manchester in 2017 with a first class MusB (hons) in Music and the P.J. Leonard First Prize for Electroacoustic Composition, and completed an Advanced Diploma in Sound for Film, Games and TV at SSR in 2018. In 2019, she completed a Masters in Electroacoustic Composition and Interactive Media, with Distinction. Her works have been performed at the ICMC, EASTN-DC, MANTIS, Diffrazioni Festival, Espacios Sonoros, Ecos Urbanos, NMNW, and SHETogether. Sarah is a member of the Millenium Composers Initiative, and her work has been kindly supported by the Francis Chagrin Award. Beginning in September 2020, Sarah will be starting her PhD research: The Animal Voice; combining sonic and behavioural communication within the composition process.
Having spent six years surrounded by the thriving new music scene in Manchester, Sarah's love of performance has evolved to focus on new works and collaborative improvisation. In 2017, she was part of a performative installation at Porthmeor studios in St. Ives, joining other contemporary composers, performers and artists such as Gavin Osborn, the Vonnegut collective, Nina Whiteman and Rachel Graff. She is currently a member of KANTOS, a chamber choir comprising of the top choral singers across the North West of England.
Sarah's love of music began during her education in Guernsey, where she achieved grade 8 distinctions in viola, voice and piano, followed by a distinction in her viola ATCL. In 2016, she performed Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with violinist Libby Sherwood and the University of Manchester Chamber Orchestra, and during 2017, she was part of Genesis Sixteen, a choral scheme for under-25s led by Harry Christophers and coached by members of The Sixteen.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROJECTS
-Compositional collaboration with three conservation facilities, as part of her PhD: The Animal Voice; combining sonic and behavioural communication within the composition process. These three facilities are WildWood, Jersey Zoo and Cheetah Outreach. Watch this space!