Hearing HIV – Turner Sims – 16.03.2019

WUE perform The Virus Within @ Southampton Science and Engineering Festival 

Workers Union Ensemble are delighted to give two performances of The Virus Within: Hearing HIV (2017-2018), the outcome of a collaboration between British Composer Award 2017 nominated composer/conductor Benjamin Oliver (University of Southampton) and leading virologist Dr Chad Swanson (King’s College London). This ‘top science/music mash-up’ and ‘structurally chaotic masterpiece’ explores HIV replication processed 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 bags of science!