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Savage Noises – scoring for horror

Presented by CINECITY & Screen Shot &

In this special one-off event (part of the BFI’s UK-wide season In Dreams are Monsters) composers Sarah Angliss and Elizabeth Bernholz explore the art of scoring for horror with producer Jennifer Handorf. The panelists will start by sharing scores that have had a profound influence on their own work, then move to an informal three-way conversation about the genre, their affinity with it and why they are drawn to certain sound worlds. The conversation will be followed by a haunting 30-minute choral performance of some of the main themes from Amulet (Dir: Romola Garai 2020) performed by Sarah Angliss with vocalists Sarah Gabriel and Melanie Pappenheim and percussionist Stephen Hiscock. 

 Sarah Angliss received an Ivor Novello Award last year for her body of music, including the score for the 2020 horror film Amulet directed by Romola Garai. It was described as ‘a phenomenal soundtrack, very uncomfortable and incredibly ominous’. 

Elizabeth Bernholz (aka Gazelle Twin) is an electronic music composer renowned for exploring folk horror on releases such as Pastoral and Deep England. 

Jennifer Handorf is chair of the event. She is a film producer – her credits include The Borderlands and Alice Lowe’s Prevenge – and an all-round horror film aficionado. 


October-December 2022

A series of spine-tingling film screenings, performances and talks taking place at venues across Brighton & Hove and Lewes. We’re celebrating the weird and wonderful world of horror in film through a combination of feature screenings in unusual venues and drop-in animated shorts for all ages. We’ll also be spotlighting music made for horror through talks, live performances as well as featuring The Missing Horrors at events, a sound-work of specially commissioned reggae, electronics and spoken word: all themed around 29 horror films missing from the vaults.

FabricaThe Old Market, DepotJubilee Library and ACCA will all have some eerie delights to share with wide audiences, with selected events presented by Cinecity 2022, the 20th edition of the Brighton Film Festival.

Facilitated by Fabrica on behalf of Screen Shot.

Screening as part of In Dreams Are Monsters: A Season of Horror Films, a UK-wide film season supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.

Screening in association with 20th CINECITY Brighton Film Festival (November 11th – 20th).

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