Macclesfield Contemporary Ensemble is the newest member of the KEMS family.
Following a workshop exploring ‘In C’ by Terry Riley (led by orchestral director Tony Houghton), the KEMS Minimalists
group was formed.
This has branched out into exploring other small-scale contemporary and
experimental music which requires flexible instrumentation and varying numbers
The group meets on Sunday afternoons every two months and the atmosphere is fun,
welcoming and informal with lots of tea, cake and finishing with a glass of
All instrumentalists are welcome to come and join in. KEMS Contemporary does not
have a formal performance schedule although members of the group have recently
performed Sound Scape 2016 at The Lowry, Salford, the City Art Gallery in Manchester and at Buxton Festival Fringe. Extracts from the performance at The Lowry are shown on the left (video: Emily
For more information about Macclesfield Contemporary Ensemble, email Lorna Green.