Ensemble Exposé


Ensemble Exposé is a professional ensemble dedicated to the performance of new and experimental music. It was formed in 1984 by the composers Richard Barrett, Roger Redgate and Michael Finnissy and has since established a reputation for its commitment to presenting the most challenging of contemporary music. The ensemble has assembled an international membership of virtuoso musicians and a repertoire whose power and directness is matched by its lack of intellectual compromise. The group has given extensive concerts and broadcasts throughout Europe and has appeared at many of the major festivals of new music in France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Sweden and the USA.

The ensemble records regularly for the BBC and has broadcast on Radio France, Dutch Radio, Hessische Rundfunks, RAI ( Italy) and Swedish Radio. It has been featured on BBC TV’s Omnibus and has been a resident ensemble at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik and the International Bartok Festival and Seminar in Szombathely, Hungary. In 1995 the ensemble received a project grant from the London Arts Board for a series of concerts featuring the music of the American composer and improviser Anthony Braxton.

The ensemble is featured on CD recordings of the music of Michael Finnissy and Fabrice Fitch and their most recent CD of recent music by Brian Ferneyhough for Metier. In 2003 Ensemble Exposé was nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award.

Roger Redgate artistic director

Isabelle Carré flute
Christopher Redgate oboe
Andrew Sparling clarinet
Julian Faultless horn
Caroline Balding violin
Gordon Mackay violin
Bridget Carey viola
Robin Michael cello
Corrado Canonici bass
Julian Warburton percussion
Mark Knoop piano