Promo video for ‘Hearing HIV’

Here’s a snapshot from the premiere of The Virus Within: Hearing HIV which we performed at Guy’s Chapel on 15 February 2018, a project bringing together contemporary music and cutting edge scientific research.

In collaboration with virologist Chad Swanson, Benjamin Oliver has composed a new three-movement work for ensemble and electronics that musically explores HIV replication processes and how innovative ‘Shock and Kill’ treatments might provide a cure for HIV.

You can watch all three movements in full here. Or why not come and see us live at Turner Sims, University of Southampton in 2019? Exact dates and times to be finalised but check this site for the latest information.

Kickstarter News

We’re thrilled to have reached our Kickstarter target – huge thanks to everyone who has pledged and shared!  If you would still like to donate then please do!  Our campaign runs until October 25th, and all the money we raise over our target will go directly to composers via our Audience Commissioning Fund.

Here’s the link: http://kck.st/2d1UQQG or you can watch our video below. Thank you!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/workersunionensemble/workers-union-ensemble-new-commission

Kickstarter launch

We’re launching a Kickstarter campaign!

We’ve had some great success with our ‘Audience Commissioning Fund’ in the past from people who’ve been to our concerts, and we’re hoping this will be a natural extension of that idea!

For the next month you can donate towards our next commission, which will be from exciting young composer Helen Papaiaoannou. It will be performed at the Nonclassical Monthly Club night on 12th April 2017.

You can watch watch our video here, and donate at www.kickstarter.com. Thank you!

BBC Radio 3 recording

We’ve just had a great weekend in London rehearsing and recording Matthew Kaner’s first piece for his Embedded: Radio 3’s Composer in 3 residency in partnership with Sound and Music.  Listen out for us on the Radio 3 Breakfast show every day next week at 8.20am!

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Team perc!

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Ed in action

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Team woodwind!

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In rehearsal…

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