Angus MacRae is a London based composer and musician. Alongside a number of acclaimed solo releases, he has collaborated with a diverse range of filmmakers, choreographers, theatre directors, animators and photographers from across Europe and beyond, writing original music for award winning work across the arts.
Recent commissions include original scores for 2Faced Dance, Wayne Parsons Dance and Welsh Ballet, writing music for productions that have toured the UK and overseas. A new work for 6 pianos, Through Shadows, was commissioned by London’s Barbican Centre to mark Piano Day 2017, and was performed at the venue by the 12 handed Piano Circus ensemble, alongside works by Steve Reich, Nils Frahm & Terry Riley.
His music has been broadcast around the world on films and commercials from the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV, amongst many others. He has written for award winning short films and commercials for the likes of Sony, Toyota & Vodaphone. 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.
MacRae’s solo releases include Awake (2015) and Tides (2015), both intimate works with the piano at their heart, blending melancholic melodies with minimalist structures and rich, atmospheric textures. His forthcoming album, Cry Wolf, is due for release by 1631 Recordings/Decca in Spring 2017. Other ongoing projects include a collaboration with acclaimed German trio Insa Donja Kai, composing an album of new work due for release on limited edition vinyl with individually painted artwork by Gregory Euclide.