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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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    In C Interlude

    “In C Interlude” is written by Michael Nyman as an open ensemble piece. As ELSE, we have performed and produced this piece as part of our “Contemporary Classical” series. Within this series we will be featuring more new music from living contemporary composers.

    The first single of the series can be streamed on all major music platforms. Listen on Spotify or Apple Music.

    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.

    Raindrops

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

    Raindrops by Hugh Shrapnel is one of them.

    Stories

    Fieldwave

    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.

    Events

    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

    Listen

    In C Interlude

    “In C Interlude” is written by Michael Nyman as an open ensemble piece. As ELSE, we have performed and produced this piece as part of our “Contemporary Classical” series. Within this series we will be featuring more new music from living contemporary composers.

    The first single of the series can be streamed on all major music platforms. Listen on Spotify or Apple Music.

    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.

    Raindrops

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

    Raindrops by Hugh Shrapnel is one of them.