Angus MacRae is a London based composer and multi-instrumentalist, whose work spans original music for film, TV, theatre and contemporary dance, alongside a number of acclaimed solo albums.
His music has accompanied award winning films that have played internationally at festivals including Berlin, London, Manchester and Palm Springs, and been broadcast on films by the BBC, Channel 4 and Discovery, amongst many others.
His scores for theatre include music for the Olivier Award winning Summer and Smoke, which featured a ‘thrumming live soundtrack’ (Financial Times) for 9 upright pianos, and opened at London’s Almeida Theatre before transferring into the West End. Alongside other work for the Almeida, he has written original scores for shows performed at venues including The Duke of York’s Theatre, Trafalgar Studios, Soho Theatre, Finborough Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, and the National Theatre Studio.
His original scores for contemporary dance have accompanied productions performed at venues including Sadler’s Wells, DanceEast and The Place, and toured across Europe, the USA, China and Korea, by companies including 2Faced Dance, Wayne Parsons Dance and Marc Brew Company.
Drawing on his classical training, his own solo work explores the intersection between classical and electronic music, and has been performed across London at venues including The Barbican and Union Chapel. His debut solo album, Cry Wolf, was released by 1631 Recordings/Decca and has reached a truly global audience, with over 10m combined streams. He continues to regularly release new music alongside commissioned scores.
Angus studied music and composition at the University of Nottingham and trained as a classical pianist.