Salon Imaginaire #8 - Pat Thomas and Sarah Angliss

The Old Library, West Dean College

Pay What You Decide, Open to all age 12+
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Join us at this evening event that explores the outer reaches of live musical exploration.

Pat Thomas studied classical piano from aged eight and started playing Jazz from the age of sixteen. He has since gone on to develop an utterly unique style - embracing improvisation, jazz and new music.

Sarah Angliss is a composer making dreamlike performances where the total theatre of the sound's creation is as striking as the music itself. Her music reflects her eclectic background as a classically trained composer, electronic artist and folk musician, and often plays with notions of electrical mysticism and the uncanny. She was the recent recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for composition.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm. The Steward's Bar will be open until 10.30pm.

Open to all age 12+. This is a Pay What You Decide event. Please register to book your seat.

Pat Thomas

Pat Thomas is a regular performer at prestigious London music venue Cafe Oto. He has played with Derek Bailey in Company Week (1990/91) and in the trio AND (with Noble) - with Tony Oxley's Quartet and Celebration Orchestra and in Duo with Lol Coxhill.

"Sartorially shabby as Thomas may be, and on first impression even rather stolid, he has a
somewhat imperious charisma that's immediately amplified when he starts to play. Unlike other
pianists whose virtuosity seems to be racing ahead of their thought processes Thomas always seems
supremely in command of his gift, and his playing, no matter how free and ready to tangle with
abstraction, always carries a charge of authoritative exactitude." The Jazz Mann

Sarah Angliss

A prolific live musician, Sarah Angliss is known for her skills and augmented techniques on the theremin, an instrument she combines live with Max, vocals, recorder, saw, keyboard and her many found sounds and field recordings.

On stage, she's often accompanied by musical automata - machines she's been devising and building since 2005 to give her performance an arresting and uncanny physical presence. Photo credit: Sin Bozkurt.

"...[a] rambling, magical suitcase of weirdness..." Feminatronic

"defies categorisation and skips freely through the weirder end of music and sound in equal
measure". 50Connect

Pay What You Decide

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tickets can be reserved prior to a performance. Then on exiting the show, you have the opportunity
to pay what you decide you want to, or can afford to, based on your overall enjoyment of the

Please ensure you have arrived and collected your tickets 15 minutes before the show starts in order
to secure your seats. At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, by cash on the door.

Suggested price bands of £5 and £10.


West Dean College is supported by PRS Foundation's The Open Fund.