The Virus Within: Hearing HIV

Ben and Chad

Our website has been quiet but Workers Union Ensemble have been busy and begin 2018 with several performances of a brand new work created by our conductor, Benjamin Oliver, in  collaboration with virologist Chad Swanson. We will premiere the work at Guy’s Chapel, King’s College London, on 15 February and then play it again at Turner Sims as part of the University of Southampton Science and Engineering Day 2018.

The Virus Within: Hearing HIV is a new three-movement work ensemble and electronics that musically explores HIV replication processes and how innovative ‘Shock and Kill’ treatments might provide a cure for HIV. Expect disjointed grooves, whistles and duck calls, complex systematic musical processes developed from biological principles, whimsical chords, sirens, gnarly electronics and cutting edge science…!

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