Described as one of the UK’s ‘top new music bands’ (Kate Molleson, BBC Radio 3), Explore Ensemble is a London-based chamber music group which performs, commissions, and promotes new music. Built around a core sextet which often works with electronics, Explore Ensemble's reputation for outstanding performances and inventive curation stems from its advocacy of leading composers of today in combination with its revival of musical gems from the recent past. In 2021 Explore Ensemble was awarded the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung Ensemble Prize to support its artistic and organisational development.

Explore Ensemble will use their residency to experiment with new approaches to their artistic practice, ranging from rehearsal technique to improvisation, and workshops on new commissions in collaboration with guest artists such as Mark Fell, Angharad Davies, and Lawrence Dunn.