Explore Ensemble

Group photo of the Explore Ensemble
founded in, place
2012, London
At the ZKM
  • 2023

Described as one of the UK’s ‘top new music bands’ (Kate Molleson, BBC Radio 3), Explore Ensemble performs, commissions, and promotes new music throughout the UK and Europe. Built around a core sextet often incorporating electronics, video, and other technologies, Explore Ensemble's reputation for outstanding performances and inventive curation stems from its advocacy of some of the most original composers of today, its revival of landmark works from the recent past, and its debut recording releases. In 2022 it was awarded the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Ensemble Prize.

Founded in London in 2012, Explore Ensemble has appeared throughout the UK and Europe at numerous festivals and venues, working with composers and artists on new works, often collaborative in nature, and recordings, including: John Croft, Beatrice Dillon, Lawrence Dunn, Mark Fell, Lisa Illean, Nakul Krishnamurthy, Catherine Lamb, Oliver Leith, Cassandra Miller, Alex Paxton, and Rebecca Saunders.