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!

Workers Union Ensemble 2013 programme update…

After months of planning our 2013 mini concert series is shaping up very nicely indeed!

Come the Autumn we will have new works by Joe Cutler, Matthew Kaner and Daniel Saleeb to perform as well as the results of our Call For Works.

We are very much looking forward to collaborating with friends old and new, and hope that you will join us for our concerts this October and November at Southampton University, Birmingham Conservatoire and London’s LSO St Luke’s.

Please click below for dates and information:

PRS for Music Foundation Funding

The Workers Union Ensemble are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been granted PRSF Funding!

This is fantastic news and means 2013 is going to be a really exciting year for the ensemble; and it’s our fifth anniversary!

Please watch this space as we begin to confirm our 2013 schedule. In the meantime we hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a fantastic New Year!

Best wishes,
All the Workers