Beaten Track Ensemble
Their debut was in partnership with Tate Modern exhibition Calder: Performing Sculptures. Working with conductor Richard Bernas they performed the UK premier of Earle Brown’s Calder Piece which included playing on an Alexander Calder mobile sculpture.
‘The sections when all four musicians were walking around the sculpture, turning Calder’s artwork into sound and motion, had a vivid, ritualistic power’- The Guardian
Beaten Track Ensemble curate joyful and vibrant programmes which showcase the musical range and storytelling capabilities of their favourite percussion instruments. Their performances include movement, spatial elements and new works.
Beth is a founding member of percussion ensemble Beaten Track Ensemble.
Forming as a result of a collaboration with Tate Modern in 2015 Beaten Track Ensemble have since appeared on In Tune and Music Matters BBC Radio 3, collaborated with world renowned sculptor Jeff Lowe and performed at Pure Gold Festival. They performed a new collaboration - Space Time Matter Energy, a new work written by Simon McEnery for Beaten Track Ensemble and Salisbury Chamber Chorus in 2017. Beaten Track Ensemble performed at the Proms at St Judes (Hampstead) in June 2018.
The ensemble recently performed in a Bechstein Session at the Wigmore Hall in January 2020, performed at Wigmore's 120th anniversary in 2021, and are excited to be returning to the hall to perform a relaxed concert in the main space in February 2022.
Beaten Track Ensemble have delivered educational workshops to Centre for Young Musicians and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Beaten Track Ensemble is Beth Higham-Edwards, Rosie Bergonzi, Molly Lopresti, Dori Raphael and Alice Angliss.