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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.


    Upcoming Events

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

    Date: September 25, 2020
    Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
    Location: London

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

    Date: March 29, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
    Location: London


    Past Events

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

    Start date: September 9, 2019 - End date: December 30, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
    Location: Istanbul

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

    Date: April 14, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
    Location: London

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

    Date: April 6, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
    Location: London

    Untamed Artists – Factory 46 / London

    Date: January 25, 2019
    Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
    Location: London

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

    Date: October 16, 2018
    Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
    Location: London