Sarah Warne has leapt to prominence as one of the UK’s most exciting young composers for television.
is currently scoring BAFTA winning Director Anna Hall’s new BBC2 film, which gives unprecedented access to young people whose parents have been victims of domestic violence. In the last 18 months, Sarah has scored Channel 4’s critically acclaimed drama, Humans (series 2 and 3), BAFTA nominated Channel 4 True Crime series Catching A Killer, the feature documentary She’s French and hard-hitting BBC documentary Girls On The Edge. Other credits include series 2 of Red Productions’ thriller for ITV, Prey, starring Phillip Glenister, and BBC documentaries, Treasures of Ancient Greece and Kate Adie’s Woman of World War One.
Sarah is a graduate of the National Film and Television School, having previously gained a degree in English Literature at Oxford University, which first kindled her love for narrative and drama. Subsequently she studied contemporary and electronic music composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Though trained initially as a classical harpist and pianist, her 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.