Des is Sarah Warne’s 3rd TV soundtrack album release on Silva Screen Records. Previously released on Silva Screen were Dark Money broadcast in 2019 on BBC One and Humans Series 2 & 3, broadcast during 2018 and 2019 on Channel 4.
Des is a British three-part television drama miniseries, based on real life events, the 1983 arrest of Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen and one of the most infamous criminal cases in UK history. David Tennant (Doctor Who, Good Omens) gives an award-winning performance as Dennis Nilsen, serial killer who murdered over fifteen young men and boys in London over a period of five years. Co-starring Daniel Mays and Jason Watkins, Des focuses on Nilsen's capture and subsequent trial. The three-part series is based on the book Killing For Company by Brian Masters. The series premiered on ITV, UK on 14 September 2020 on. On 16th March 2021 the series was released on DVD and Blue-ray in the US.
The psychological portrait of Dennis Nilsen has given Sarah a stimulus to create an all-enveloping slow tide of pulsating electronic sound. Gently moving through a body of chords and punctuated by tenderly distorted piano, percussion and floating string fragments, Sarah Warne’s score provides a cold and meditative space for Nilsen’s character to unravel.
Sarah is a Film and Arts Composer and multi-instrumentalist based in London. Trained as a classical harpist and pianist, and as a composer Sarah specializes in the blending of acoustic instruments with unique electronic signatures. Her for love for narrative and drama so story-telling is always at the core of the music she creates. She is a graduate of Oxford University, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and The National Film and Television School (MA Composing) and her recent work includes BAFTA nominated documentary series Catching a Killer (C4), drama series Humans (Season 2 and 3, C4), Dark Money, Prey (ITV), Trump’s Breadline Kids and The Treasures of Ancient Greece (BBC 4).
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