Angus MacRae is a London based composer and musician. He has collaborated with a diverse range of filmmakers, choreographers, theatre directors, animators and photographers from across Europe and beyond.
His recent film scores include music for the BAFTA long-listed dystopian thriller The Listener; the beautifully stylised Way Out, by acclaimed Chinese animator Yukai Du; The Other Side of Home, an eerie science fiction drama directed by Jesse Ross; and Interlude, a recent winner of the Sci-Fi London 48 hour film challenge.
For the stage, he has worked alongside dance companies including 2Faced Dance, Welsh Ballet and Wayne Parsons Dance, writing music for productions that have toured the UK and overseas. Alongside this, his extensive work for the theatre includes original music for a diverse range of plays, performed at venues including Trafalgar Studios, Soho Theatre, Finborough Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, National Theatre Studio and The Pleasance, Edinburgh.
Collaborations with visual artists include a series of live improvised performances accompanying the work of photographers Michele Palazzi, Arno Brignon and Sam Harris; work with designers Ash Thorp and Michael Rigley on The Incept, a concept short commissioned by Adobe; and music for the award winning La Geria, an interactive experience for Oculus Rift, developed by architectural design collective Factory Fifteen. Other projects have seen him working with ensembles including the Iskra Quartet, Amaryllis Trio and Berlin Philharmonic Octet.
Angus's music has also been heard on commercials for brands including Sony, Toyota and Homebase, which have aired in the UK and internationally.
An accomplished pianist and performer, Angus's solo releases include Awake (2015) and Tides (2015), both intimate works for the piano, which blend melancholic melodies with minimalist structures and rich, atmospheric electronics. A series of larger scale projects and collaborations are currently in development and are due for release later in 2016.
Angus's work has been supported by the PRS for Music Foundation and is published by Manners McDade.