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Group exhibition announcement 2024

 

12th November, 2021

Artists Christian Kosmas Mayer, Anton Ginzburg, Rosa Barba and Esmeralda Conde Ruiz will show the results of their artistic research on AI which they conduct in the context of the fellowship at the the Schaufler Lab @ TU Dresden at the museum of The Schaufler Foundation, Schauwerk Sindelfingen.  Find out more here

 


New release Cabin Fever coming soon!

27th October, 2021

Esmeralda’s highly anticipated album Cabin Fever will be released November 19th via NMC Recordings. Reviews: “Ephemeral, magical, healing” Folda Festival

Cabin Fever is a catalogue, a collective portrait, a eulogy to one of the strangest times in recent history. It is a global composition with many collaborators, both active and passive, human and technological. Drawing on a set of over 250 accounts of dreams collected from all over the world over the past year, this record is an excerpt, a few drifting moments from what is in reality a 24-hour audiovisual performance event shared through the video conferencing application Zoom. The 10 tracks move from time zone to time zone, where snatches of attempts to recall dreams in a range of languages wash over the listener.

All the music was composed specifically for live performance over Zoom, using the software’s electronic parameters as a new instrument which controls and uniquely adapts the performance, embracing the electronic glitches associated with this platform. The music is inspired by domestic sounds, pitches from kettles and washing machines, amplifying familiar noises and sounds from the homes, which during the pandemic became our cabins.

 

Release date: Friday 19 November 2021. Pre-order limited edition here.

 


 Artist in Residence Schaufler Lab TU Dresden 2022

30th June, 2021

Schaufler Lab has nominated Esmeralda to be their next artist in resident. Find out more about Esmeralda’s AI Choir research here.

 


 Cineteca Matadero Madrid Festival Rayo

12th June, 2021

Esmeralda will show a 24-hour long prototype version of her work in progress piece Cabin Fever. Free via RAYO web.

 


Record Release Carnage

18th June, 2021

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis album record is out now! Esmeralda worked with them on this special release, mid pandemic and now available.

Nr 1 of the UK official vinyl album charts on release.

Buy here

 


 Festival of Live Digital Art Canada

12th June, 2021

Esmeralda will show a 24-hour long prototype version of her work in progress piece Cabin Fever. Tickets via FOLDA web.

 


Sundance Film Festival

1st & 3rd February, 2021

Esmeralda casted and conducted singers from all over the world for Matthew Herbert’s soundtrack for Life in a Day 2020.

On July 25th, 2020, people all over the world filmed their lives and shared their stories to be part of a documentary film. When all the submissions were tallied, the filmmakers had received over 300,000 videos from 192 countries.

The result is a stirring film about love, death, heartbreak, and hope that looks beyond geography and circumstance to explore what connects us as humans.

Directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald. Produced by legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott.  Premier tickets via Sundance web.

 


Digital Arts Festival London

27th November, 2020

Esmeralda & Ben See have been invited to collaborate for Poplar Union’s Digital Arts Festival, exploring new ways of music making online.

Q&A and tickets via Poplar Union web.

 


HAU Berlin

16th, 17th, 18th, 19th October, 2020

Esmeralda collaborated with andcompany & Co for their production of Neue Horizonte: Eternity fuer alle! arranging music for the play’s choir and consulting during rehearsals and recording sessions.

Tickets via Hau web.

 


TedX Bath

15th June, 2020

Esmeralda and the choir of 50 female singers will perform a special digital commission of her latest compositions for her GrandMother project, featuring Lorraine’s song.

Tickets via Tedx Bath web.

 


Luzerner Theater

28th & 30th August, 2020

We are going ahead, with strict pandemic protocols:

Matthew Herbert, Andre de Ridder, stargaze ensemble, Esmeralda and local choirs will be performing on two nights NEIN, their Beethoven 9th symphony remake.

Capacity of the theatre has been reduced due to Covid19.

SOLD OUT 

Photo: Luzerner Zeitung

 


Barbican Beethoven Weekender

2nd February, 2020

Matthew Herbert, Andre de Ridder, stargaze ensemble, Esmeralda and choirs will be premiering NEIN, their Beethoven 9th symphony remake, closing the Beethoven festival.

Free performance at main hall Barbican.

 


Sonar Barcelona

21th July, 2019

Esmeralda will be conducting the local choir for a concert for Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band project.

Tickets via Sonar web.

 


Muziekgebouw Aan ‘TIJ Amsterdam Choir Biennale

6th July, 2019

Esmeralda is conducting Holland Baroque and the LCGC Choir for their Gospel Baroque project.

Tickets via Choir Biennale web.

 


Union Chapel London Daylight Music

15th June, 2019

Esmeralda and the choir of 50 female singers will perform a R&D show of her latest compositions for her GrandMother project. Guests of honours will be the grandmothers that she interviewed and their families.

Tickets via eventbrite.

 


Brighton Fringe

21th May, 2019

Another opportunity to see Esmeralda’s film and piece The other ocean, performed live at Brighton Fringe Festival 2019.

Tickets via Brighton Fringe.

 


The Old Church London

Photo: Mischa Haller

18th May, 2019

Esmeralda and the choir of 50 female singers will perform a R&D show of her latest compositions for her GrandMother project. Guests of honours will be the grandmothers that she interviewed and their families.

Tickets via eventbrite.

 


Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain Paris

11th April, 2019

Esmeralda joins Lina Lapelyte’s ensemble and choir for a special performance of her piece Candy Shop at Jardin de la Fondation Cartier for Nomadic Nights:

Performance-opera, Lithuania, United Kingdom

Artist Lina Lapelyte borrows the title of a dirty rap hit by 50 Cent for her performance-opera Candy Shop. Transforming the original hip-hop texts, 7 female singers invite the spectator to a collective meditation on power hierarchies, narrating the story about beauty, gender, and the mundane.

With: Lina Lapelyte (conception, performance), Nouria Bah, Anat Ben-David, Esmeralda Conde Ruiz, Sharon Gal and Heidi Heidelberg (performance), Federico Strate Pezdirc (video), the Chœur d’Hommes de La Villette (choir), Yuko Oshima, Sébastien Le Bon, Luigi Legendre and Olivier Miqueu (drums).

SOLD OUT

 


The Royal Court Theatre & Record Release The State Between Us

29th March, 2019

Esmeralda will be conducting two shows at The Royal Court Theatre, culminating into Matthew Herberts record release of The State Between Us, a two year project of recording singers and musicians all over Europe.

Tickets via The Royal Court web.

 


David Lang’s the pubic domain at Barbican

24th March, 2019

Esmeralda will be conducting as part of the conducting team David Lang’s a cappella work for 500 singers at Barbican foyer.

Free entrance.

 


Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

16th February, 2019

Esmeralda will be conducting the local choir for a concert for Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band project.

Tickets via Elbphilharmonie web.

 


Southbank Centre London Soundstate Festival

19th January, 2019

Esmeralda and Ben See will create a live Loop Machine Choir with singers and audiences at Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer.

Free entrance.

 


Auditorium Parco della Musica

25th November, 2018

Esmeralda will be conducting the local choir for a concert for Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band project.

Tickets via Parco della Musica web.

 


Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts Brighton Cinecity Festival

18th November, 2018

 As part of Cinecity’s festival Esmeralda will premier her piece The other ocean at ACCA.
Recorded live by BBC Radio 3.
Tickets via Cinecity & ACCA web.

 


Tresor Berlin

9th November, 2018

Esmeralda will be collaborating with Robert Hood on a site-specific event by Tresor at St Thomas Church.

The minimal techno legend will perform at the Kreuzberg church next month. Esmeralda will be conducting the local singers who will be placed all over the church.

Underground Resistance co-founder, minimal techno pioneer and ordained minister Robert Hood is set to DJ and preach during a performance at St Thomas Kirche next month.

The legendary DJ will reside as “Minister of God’s Word” during a performance entitled ‘Robert Hood – Playing and Preaching’ at the church in Kreuzberg, Berlin.

The performance takes place between 7pm and 9pm on Friday, November 9 and whilst the event is not ticketed, donations are welcome.

 


Leipziger Jazztage

17th October, 2018

Esmeralda will be conducting the local choir for a recording session and concert for Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band project.

Tickets via Leipziger Jazztage web.

 


Shakespeare’s Globe Sonnet Sunday

2nd September, 2018

On Sonnet Sunday, the Globe Isle becomes home to all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets. The Dark Ladies, Sweet Youths and Saucy Jacks of our sonnet ensemble will haunt the building, hidden in the secret nooks and capering on the familiar stages of the Globe. This is a special opportunity to experience this building, this poetry, and our creative ensemble in an utterly unique way. The day is also a celebration of our local and wider community, as groups from Borough Market, Bermondsey and further afield join the actors in a celebration of this beautiful collection of Shakespeare’s verse.

Esmeralda has been commissioned to compose music for Shakespeares Sonnet 39 which will be performed by Borough Market Choir. Tickets via Globe web.

 


Ronnie Scott’s Live in the Square

18th August, 2018

Esmeralda will be conducting the local choir for a concert for Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band project.

Tickets via Ronnie Scott’s web.

 


Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin Wassermusik Festival

27th July, 2018

Esmeralda will be conducting the local choir for a recording session and concert for Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band project.

Tickets via Haus der Kulturen der Welt web.

 


Veranos de la Villa Festival Madrid

29th June, 2018

Esmeralda will be conducting the local choir for a recording session and concert for Matthew Herbert’s Brexit Big Band project. Free show:

Tendrá lugar al aire libre en la Plaza de Colón a partir de las 22.00 horas.

 


David Lang’s the pubic domain at Berlin Philharmonie

19th May, 2018

Two month of rehearsals are coming to an end and Esmeralda will be conducting as part of the local conducting team David Lang’s a cappella work for 800 singers at Berlin Philharmonic this May 18th.

Tickets via Berlin Philharmonie web.

 


Women of the World Festival Southbank Centre

11th March, 2018

Multi-award winning composer and interdisciplinary choral conductor Esmeralda Conde Ruiz brings her project GrandMother to WOW, interviewing grandmothers of all kinds – not just those with children and grandchildren – to experience the memory of female voices and translating those interviews into songs.

 


Yoko Ono collaboration

01 March, 2018

‘Art, music and words are a powerful combination that help us come together and IMAGINE PEACE at home and all over the world. I’m very pleased to be contributing the placement of art and culture into the heart of London Bridge. A dream you dream alone is only a dream, a dream you dream together is reality. Imagine all the people living life in peace.’ Yoko OnoEsmeralda has been invited by The London Bridge Culture Strategy to collaborate with Yoko Ono to create an opening performance for the strategy launch on March 1st, 2018 at London Bridge station. The London Bridge Culture Strategy is expected to increase visitors to the area to 15m by 2025. The station will house a community of businesses ranging from multi-national companies, to art galleries, which is estimated to boost the London economy by £100m in 2025.