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Angela Elizabeth Slater

b. 1989

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Dr. Angela Elizabeth Slater is a UK-based composer, whose compositional voice focuses on musically mapping aspects of the natural world into the fabric of music. Nominated for an Ivors Classical Award for her work, Through the Fading Hour, her music has been described as ‘intricate...and often ravishingly scored’ and making ‘deft and vivid use of instrumental colour’.. Slater collaborates with performers, ensembles, and initiatives worldwide to musically explore sounds, colours, and textures.

Slater’s recent creative projects include fellowships at the Modern Music Festival, with performances of Glass dominoes for mixed ensemble and Gathering the tide for orchestra; Hong Kong Intimacy of Creativity Festival, working with the Viano Quartet on Distorted Light; Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, for a commission of Where skies aflame, written for the Flux quartet; and Creative Dialogues Festival, for the world premiere of a tulip, iron. She has previously held Composition Fellowships at Tanglewood Music Center, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Society, Royal Scottish National Orchestra Composers’ Hub, Stockholm Chamber Brass Academy, Impulse Festival, Young Composers Meeting. She is also the receipt of the Mendelssohn Scholarship Award and is an ISCM World Music Days Nominee.

Unravelling the Crimson Sky will be a featured work on the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming album, Sounds New. Additional upcoming collaborations include Arbor Concerto, a consortium for accordion and chamber orchestra led by Sanja Mlinarič, Mountains become oceans, a consortium for percussion and harp led by Rosanna Moore and Hannah Weaver, and an expansion of As the moon runs red into a trumpet concerto with wind ensemble led by Simon Debruslais. Past collaboration highlights include working with Laura Farré Rozada and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra on piano concerto, Tautening skies and with Richard Waters and the London Philharmonic Orchestra on the world premiere of her viola concerto, Through the fading hour.

​Slater is also the Director of Illuminate Women’s Music, a chamber music concert series designed to celebrate the creativity of women composers and performers, as well as exploring the rich legacy of music written by women historically. Her works are self-published, with select works published by Composers Edition and Babel Scores. Please visit for more information.

Angela Elizabeth Slater is a composer on Music Patron, a digital platform connecting composers with music lovers by bringing together the traditional concept of patronage with the impact of grassroots collective giving. Support her here.

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