Emergence Collective builds beautiful, minimalist sound worlds that gradually evolve through improvised performance. Featuring a revolving lineup of up to fifteen musicians and a vibrant mix of ancient and modern instruments, the ensemble brings together exciting combinations of the North’s finest improvisors. Drawing on their collective musical backgrounds in folk, jazz, experimental and early music, they generate a hypnotic, otherworldly kaleidoscope of sound, completely unique to every live performance and every space they perform in.
The group has played at and sold out venues across the north of England, released several albums, and run practical and accessible workshops exploring their creative process. Directed by Juliana Day (recorders/whistles), Rob Bentall (nyckelharpa), Tim Knowles (guitar) and Zebedee Budworth (hammered dulcimer).
Emergence Collective are excited to announce two very special performances taking place at Bishops House. A sixteen-piece version of the group will occupy the historic timber-framed house, inviting you to walk around the Grade II listed building as Emergence Collective weave hypnotic pattern music across four rooms simultaneously, giving each listener a completely unique experience of the performance. The events are for all ages – families are welcome to attend!