KEMS Macclesfield Contemporary Ensemble
Macclesfield Contemporary Ensemble
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 of performers.  

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 wine!

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 Pearson).

For more information about Macclesfield Contemporary Ensemble, email Lorna Green.

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Works explored, performed or under study include:
Terry Riley In C
Howard Skempton Sirens  
Stephen Montague Dead Cat Bounce
Dave Smith Bunnahabhian
Jonathan Harvey Climbing Frame  
Dave Smith Caol Ila
Dave Smith Bowmore
John White Drinking and Hooting Machine  
Michael Nyman In C Interlude
Phil Cashian Mechanik  
Paul Burnell Four Minutes, Four Daydreams
Julia Harding and Lorna Green Sound Scape 2016
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