Angela Elizabeth Slater

“Music Patron means real sustainable support. Meaning I can feel supported in my compositional practice, allowing me to follow my instincts and write when the burst of creative flow takes over.”

Nominated for an Ivors Classical Award for her work Through the Fading Hour, Angela Elizabeth Slater’s music has been described as “intricate…and often ravishingly scored” and making “deft and vivid use of instrumental colour”.

As a composer, Slater’s compositional voice focuses on musically mapping aspects of the natural world into the fabric of music, and she collaborates with performers, ensembles, and initiatives worldwide to musically explore sounds, colours, and textures.

What does being one of Angela’s patrons look like?
Patrons can expect audiovisual updates and deep-dive blogs looking at aspects of Angela’s compositional practise, exploring the dialogue between music and other art forms such as visual art and dance, as well as science and the natural world.

Supporting a composer on Music Patron gives you a first-hand perspective on the many elements within the creative process, and an understanding of an authentic journey of a composer. You can find out more about what it’s like to be a patron here.


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.

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.

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🔒 World premiere on ONRUSH for alto saxophone this w...

This week I’ll receive the world premiere of my piece ONRUSH for alto saxophone written for Brina Kren in Slove...

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🔒 Exciting week of performances!

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🔒 Eye o da hurricane – an audio commentary wit...

An audio commentary with score of my piece Eye o da hurricane, which I wrote in 2017 at the St Magnus Festiv...

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