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!

Turner Sims Concert, 30th April 2012

The Workers will perform at the fantastic Turner Sims Concert Hall as part of the University of Southampton Music Department’s lunchtime concert series. The programme includes: Adam Fergler’s Night Walking; Matthew Kaner’s Gauguin Sketches; a new commission by Ryan Latimer; Ben Oliver’s Ripped Up; and Michael Finnissy’s Young Brethren.

The concert will be followed by a composition workshop for MMus composers studying with Michael Finnissy at the University of Southampton.

Lunchtime Concert Series
Monday, 30 April, 2012
1:00pm - 50 minutes
Turner Sims Concert Hall (map)
University of Southampton, UK
Other Info
Matthew Kaner: 'Gauguin Sketches' (2011)
Ryan Latimer: New work (2012)
Adam Fergler: 'Night Walking' (2011)
Benjamin Oliver: 'Ripped Up' (2010-2011)
Michael Finnissy: 'Young Brethren' (2005, rev. 2012)

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