Since 2009 Workers Union Ensemble has commissioned more than twenty new works for their full line-up with support from PRS for Music Foundation, Sound and Music, and New Dots. The ensemble enjoys working closely with composers through workshopping, discussion, and sharing of ideas. They have formed particularly close relationships with their four composers in association, Matthew Kaner (2013), Ryan Latimer (2014), Seán Clancy (2015-16), and Helen Papaioannou (2017).


Composer Nicholas Morrish in conversation with percussionists Caz and Joley.

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Benjamin Oliver The Virus Within: Hearing HIV


Helen Papaioannou Backscatter (funded by WUE Kickstarter Audience Commissioning Fund)


Seán Clancy Seven Lines of Music Slow Down and Eventually Stop (funded by WUE Audience Commissioning Fund)

Commissioned by New Dots:

Nick Morrish Junk Space
Monica Dalach Ethereal:Space
Camilo Mendez Cartography of Convoluted Spaces


Benjamin Oliver Zeros and Ones
Jay Capperauld Circumstantial Awareness at Zero-Depth Entry (funded by WUE Audience Commissioning Fund)
Kate Whitley Two Pieces
Mic Spencer Clstrbmb
Ryan Latimer King


Daniel Saleeb Chaconne
Joe Cutler For Frederic Lagnau
Matthew Kaner Organum
Sean Clancy Three Minutes of Music

Call for Works 2013 finalists:

George Christofi Dancing Shadows
David Kirkland Garner Ritual
Amber Priestly But Walk Softly As You Do
Jay Capperauld Dehumanised Shock Absorbers


Ryan Latimer The Primate Horrific or Jumpity Jim Hath Little Intelligence


Adam Ferguson Night Walking
Matthew Kaner Gauguin Sketches
Oliver Sellwood Jaleo


Benjamin Oliver Ripped Up


David Ibbett Sound Tracks