Ensemble x.y is a London based group of performers, composers and curators specializing in new music and contemporary performance practice.

Dedicated to the creation and performance of new works in intersecting fields such as music, performance art, art activism, sound art, radio art and art/science, we have commissioned and performed over 100 new works by UK and International composers since our founding in late 2014. Our most recent performances include appearances at the Waterloo Music festivals, City University, St John’s Smith Square and St. Martin-in-the-Field.

Winner of the 2015 Nonclassical Battle of the Bands, Ensemble x.y were finalists of the Nachtklang Competition of the Musikfest Erzgebirge presented by and broadcast on Deutschlandradio Kultur. Since 2016 Ensemble x.y holds a residency at Kingston University, as well as having a fortnightly radio show, x.y FM, on Resonance Extra FM.

Ensemble x.y is run by its current core members Christine Buras (Voice), Alyson Frazier (Flute), Richard Hames (composer, electronics, artistic direction 2014-2018), Joseph Havlat (Piano), Mayah Kadish (Violin), Oliver Pooley (Percussion), Gwen Reed (Double Bass) and Toby Thatcher (conductor) and is as of its 2019/2020 season under the artistic direction of composer and theatre maker Elischa Kaminer

If you would like to support our work, consider donating via our Patreon page. For enquiries regarding possible collaborations or bookings, feel free to drop us a message here.

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