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Angus MacRae
Angus MacRae

About A Propos

Angus MacRae is a London based composer and musician. Part of an exciting new wave of young classical composers, his music blends introspective melodies with electronic atmospheres, analog textures with classical sensibilities, to create forward looking music with a timeless beauty and poise. Alongside a number of acclaimed solo releases, he has collaborated with a diverse range of filmmakers, choreographers, theatre directors, animators and photographers from across Europe and beyond, writing original music for award winning work across the artistic spectrum.

Recent commissions include original scores for 2Faced Dance, Wayne Parsons Dance and Welsh Ballet, writing music for productions that have toured the UK and internationally. A new work for 6 pianos, Through Shadows, was commissioned by London’s Barbican Centre to mark Piano Day 2017, and was performed at the venue by the acclaimed Piano Circus alongside works by Steve Reich, Nils Frahm & Terry Riley.

MacRae’s solo releases include Awake (2015) and Tides (2015), both intimate works with the piano at their heart, blending melancholic melodies with minimalist structures and rich, atmospheric textures. His forthcoming album, Cry Wolf, is due for release by 1631 Recordings/Decca in Spring 2017. Other ongoing projects include a collaboration with acclaimed German trio Insa Donja Kai, composing an album of new work due for release on limited edition vinyl with individually painted artwork by Gregory Euclide. 

Angus’s music has been broadcast around the world on films and commercials from the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV, amongst many others. He has written for award winning short films and commercials for the likes of Sony, Toyota & Vodaphone. His extensive work for the theatre includes original music for a diverse range of plays, performed at venues including Trafalgar Studios, Soho Theatre, Finborough Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, National Theatre Studio and The Pleasance, Edinburgh.

Angus MacRae est un compositeur et musicien basé à Londres. Il a collaboré avec des cinéastes, choréographes, directeurs de théâtre, animateurs et photographes acclamés à travers l’Europe et au-delà.

Ses crédits récents en film comprennent court métrage The Listener, qui a reçu sa première européenne au Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015; documentaire long métrage On Guardian Mountain, court métrage animé Way Out, par l’animateur chinois acclamé Yukai Du; et Interlude, qui a gagné le Sci-Fi London 48 hour film challenge 2015. Il a composé pour des campagnes publicitaires internationales pour des marques tels que Sony et Toyota, et a travaillé avec des ensembles dont le Amaryllis Trio et Berlin Philharmonic Octet.

Ses compositions pour danse comprennent Lucid Grounds, choréographé par Tamsin Fitzgerald pour 2FacedDance, qui était une collaboration avec compositeur Alex Baranowski et a eu une tournée britannique en 2015; et Meeting, qui a eu sa première à The Place, Londres, et par la suite a été sélectionnée finaliste pour le Copenhagen International Choreography Competition. En théâre, Angus a composé pour de diverses productions performées dans des salles telles que Trafalgar Studios, le Finborough Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, National Theatre Studio et Pleasance Edinburgh.

Le premier EP de Angus, Awake, est sorti début 2015. Fondé sur des délais de diffusion, des voix lointaines, et des synthétiseurs analogues profondes, l’album de 4 pièces tourne autour d’une collection d’improvisations intimes au piano, réalisées par le compositeur.

Audio

Video Vidéo Adobe promo - Angus MacRae

Video Vidéo Way Out - music by Angus MacRae

Video Vidéo On Guardian Mountain - Angus MacRae

Video Vidéo Dreaming In Code - Angus MacRae

Video Vidéo The Other Side Of Home trailer - Angus MacRae