Sarah completed her Masters in composition at the University of Auckland in 2013 under the tutelage of John Elmsly and Leonie Holmes. She is currently completing a Doctor of Musical Arts under the supervision of Michael Norris at Victoria University of Wellington. Sarah’s works have been performed by ensembles including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the NZSO-National Youth Orchestra, The Karlheinz Company, Stroma New Music Ensemble and The Avanti! Ensemble. Sarah is interested in the use of timbral processes to generate form and has been developing these methods throughout her recent projects.
'I was attracted to the sense of spirit that this photograph captures and the dualities to be found throughout it such as light and dark, line and curvature, and motion and stasis.'