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East London Sound Ensemble

ELSE is an intercultural, electro-acoustic ensemble from East London.

We are sound artists, composers and musicians from different backgrounds where we explore new ideas in sound and music by merging the diverse cultural elements in an innovative way. We all come from different backgrounds but we all share an interest in forming an intercultural musical language with using various instruments and electronics in a hybrid way. We are after exploring and producing different sounds and create new music.

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Echoes / Shadows

“Echoes / Shadows” is composed as a 12 channel sound installation which formed by a choral piece.

The piece echoes one single line which is “for you and me”. This line is used to underline the connection between the individual and its surroundings. Therefore it’s a reminder of every individual action’s impact on the whole environment, as in “butterfly effect”.

The album can be streamed on all major music platforms.


As a tribute to Scratch Orchestra’s 50th anniversary, ELSE has produced audiovisual works with performing the music of some Scratch Orchestra composers.

Raindrops by Hugh Shrapnel



How does a wifi station would sound like?

In Nonclassical’s Fieldwave Workshop we have discovered East London trough electromagnetic microphones. Using the recordings we have done during the workshop we have created our first fieldwave work; “Electromagnetic Fieldwave”. In our work we mainly used versatile electromagnetic sound sources that were recorded from a wifi station as well as other field recordings that we have done around Bethnal Green. “Electromagnetic Fieldwave” can be listened on Nonclassical’s Soundcloud.

Clapping Music for Carers

During this difficult times of global pandemic, to show our support for all NHS staff and frontline workers, all nurses, doctors, GPs and carers for their ongoing hard work and fight against COVID-19 we performed Clapping Music by Steve Reich and prepared a video with real footage taken from people clapping all around the world. Thank you so much all health-care workers, as well as all key workers.


Upcoming Events

“Echoes / Shadows” (Performance) | Regents Street Cinema / London (Postponed)

Date: September 25, 2020

Time: 19:00

Location: London

St Matthew Passion: Reimagined | Omnibus Theatre / London (Postponed)

Date: March 29, 2021

Time: 19:30

Location: London


Past Events

“Echoes / Shadows” (Sound Installation) | Cumhuriyet Art Gallery / Istanbul

Start date: September 9, 2019 - End date: December 30, 2019

Location: Istanbul

“LCP Presents East London Sound Ensemble” | The Victoria / London

Date: April 14, 2019

Location: London

“The Myth and The Reality” | Poetry Cafe / London

Date: April 6, 2019

Location: London

Untamed Artists – Factory 46 / London

Date: January 25, 2019

Location: London

“Things That Make for Peace” | October Gallery / London

Date: October 16, 2018

Location: London