Wednesday 1 July 2015
The Riot Ensemble


Emily Cobley, Soprano
Stephen Upshaw, Viola
Adam Swayne, Piano
Kevin Malone, Electronics

Kevin Malone Count Me In (London premiere)
Charles Dodge Viola Elegy
Charles Dodge Any Resemblance is Purely Coincidental

George Crumb The Sleeper
Kevin Malone A Clockwork Operetta (London premiere) 

Riot Ensemble

The Riot Ensemble connects people to great contemporary music in concerts and events that are just as innovative, vibrant and rewarding as the music itself. We do this in venues ranging from the concert hall, to London’s parks, to YouTube. Led by a core group of seven musicians, we programme music we want to play, and collaborate with an array of other musicians and artists in concerts we plan and produce ourselves. We are one of the few emerging ensembles in the UK to regularly commission and perform music by international emerging composers, and we present the young composers we commission alongside exciting and established music from Bach to Birtwistle.

Kevin Malone is former Head of Composition at Manchester University and his work ‘A Clockwork Operetta’ is a setting of Anthony Burgess’ discarded pop lyrics for ‘A Clockwork Orange’.

Led by the extremely talented composer-conductor Aaron Holloway-Nahum, The Riot Ensemble are the very embodiment of young talent. Their flexible line-up comprises a seemingly endless list of brilliant young musicians… – Laurence Osborn, Culture Whisperer