George Sarah is an Electronic composer and multi-instrumentalist. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he moved to the USA at the age of five. He has garnered critical acclaim for his unique brand of electronic acoustic music bridging the normally discrete musical worlds of electronic, industrial and classical as well as Americana and indie rock.
In 2018 Sarah completed two feature films one a horror thriller had Its premier at the Cannes Film festival. In Aug 2008 he composed music for the ceremonies at the 2008 summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China performed by the Beijing Modern Dance Company, and choreographed by Poetic Kinetics (large-scale art installations and experiential design group). His songs have been featured on "CSI", CSI NY, HBO Documentaries, Chris Rock's "Everybody hates Chris" and has scored 31episodes for various networks including the Discovery channel. He was a frequent performer on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and has had his music played on Buffy spin-off ‘Angel’. His songs have been licensed to over 100 tv/film and multi media projects. 2020 will also see the completion of a feature indie film called ‘Her Name Was Jo’. George’s score for the film was a departure from his signature electronic, Neo-classical style, instead opting to put together a 5 piece band performing in a traditional Folk, Americana song structure mixed with ambient and post rock/shoegaze.
ALBUM RELEASES in 2020:
In the first half of 2020 there will be two vinyl releases on Seattle’s RealMoreReal records.
Both will be in the ‘deep listening’, ‘ambisonic’, ‘field recording’, nature. The first is a collaboration of 22 artist in a 3-day field recording residency producing two 22 minute compositions that were recorded outdoors in Bayview State Park, Mount Vernon Washington on July 3-5, 2019.
The second release will be called ‘Four Player Model’ also released on RealMoreReal.
4 composers from four ends of the world, Egypt, Germany, Seattle, and George Sarah in Los Angeles to create contrast or an opposing perspective to each piece of music started by the first composer moving to the last.
CD/ALBUM RELEASES: George Sarah has sold over 35,000 CD’s and has appeared on over 40 compilations and 10 full length releases. He has collaborated with members of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, David J (Bauhaus/Love and Rockets), Alain Whyte (Morrisey), James Fearney (Pogues), Robert Williams (Captain Beefheart), Joss Wedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Avengers), Angela McCluskey (Telepopmusik).
Sarah premiered an original soundtrack to Carl Dreyer's 1928 silent film "The Passion of Joan of Arc" commissioned by Grand Performances in Los Angeles and is currently performing around the US at film festivals and performing art centers. The score can be described as modern classical and early chorale music mixed with alternative electronic. He is accompanied by a string quartet and a four voice choir with George performing keyboards. His recent performances at the Milwaukee Film Festival and the Oak Cliff Film Festival in Dallas were met with a standing ovation. He is slated to perform in Iowa City at FilmScene, 11/15/19, Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center 1/15/20, West Hollywoods Winter Concert Series 2/08/20, Toronto, Canada 2/26/20
Past performances include Echoplex, Grand Performances, UCLA's Royce Hall, The Getty, LACMA, SFMOMA Gerhard Richter reception a two-week residency in Paris, France. He has also performed as tour bass guitarist for Death Ride 69 opening for My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, and toured Europe and the U.S. with his previous project THC and Stereotaxic Device.