Sarah Warne has leapt to prominence as one of the UK’s most exciting young composers for film and television. She is best known for her edgy and experimental electronic score for Channel 4’s critically acclaimed drama, Humans; the soundtrack for which was released on Silva Screen Records this summer. Sarah is also known for her work on the BAFTA nominated true crime series Catching A Killer, Red Productions’ ITV thriller Prey, and cutting edge documentaries Girls On The Edge for the BBC, A Killing In My Family for Channel 4, and feature fashion documentary She’s French.
Sarah is currently scoring BBC One primetime drama Dark Money, for The Forge, from BAFTA nominated writer Levi David Addai. The series tells the story of a British actor who returns home from Hollywood having suffered abuse from a renowned filmmaker. In a busy 2018, Sarah has also scored BAFTA winning director Anna Hall’s new documentary Kids Behind Closed Doors, Frieda TV’s epilepsy documentary Can Cannabis Save Our Son? and is working on Channel 4’s upcoming School Exchange series.
Sarah’s music and sonic installations explore a wide variety of genres and musical techniques, both traditional and experimental. Her innovative use of electronics is nowhere better demonstrated than in her score for Humans, although her writing often fuses electronics with acoustic instruments and she is skilled at orchestration. Whether composing with melodic lyricism or crafting a subtle textural underscore, drama and story-telling is always at the core of what Sarah creates.
Sarah studied composition at the National Film and Television School, having previously studied contemporary and electronic music composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Prior to this, Sarah gained a degree in English Literature at Oxford University, and this first kindled her love for narrative and drama.
Outside of film and television, Sarah often collaborates with artist Rupert Newman, with installations exhibited at high profile locations including The Royal College of Art, The Cobden Club and The Crate in Notting Hill. She also works regularly with singer-songwriter Annalectra and photographer and editor James Manisty.