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…!
Workers Union Ensemble perform at Nonclassical's monthly club night. Repertoire includes a new work from Helen Papaionnaou as well as works by Laurence Crane, Seán Clancy, Jay Capperauld and Nick Morrish-Rarity.
In April we will be performing at PLAYLIST in Southampton. We will perform a new piece written for us by Helen Papaionnaou, which we commissioned through our recent Kickstarter campaign. We will also be (re)performing works by Laurence Crane and Seán Clancy.
Workers Union Ensemble perform as part of one of Southampton's newest and most exciting live music nights, PLAYLIST. Repertoire includes a new work from Helen Papaionnaou and works by Laurence Crane and Seán Clancy.
We had a great time working with New Dots last month; you can check out some reviews of the gig on their website. Documentation stuff all come in now so going to put up a few posts in next month or so.
First up we have the recording of ‘Seven Lines of Music Slow Down and Eventually Stop’ by our Composer-in-Association Seán Clancy. It was really great working with Seán and we are looking forward to playing this piece again and many more of his works in the future…!
We are delighted to be working with the excellent New Dots on a project in April 2016. We will be performing new works by composers selected from an open call Monika Dalach, Camilo Mendez and Nick Morrish Rarity. We will also premiere a new Workers Union Ensemble commission by our current Composer-in-Association Seán Clancy. More details to follow soon!
We are chuffed that Irish composer Seán Clancy will be our Composer-in-Association 2015. He follows in the footsteps of Matthew Kaner (2013) and Ryan Latimer (2014). We are delighted to be working with Seán and Swedish guitar quartet Krock on a project, hopefully coming to a venue near you in the Autumn! More news on this soon!