Job Vacancy - Ensemble Bash

Ensemble Bash

are on the search for a new member to join the current line-up of Chris Brannick, Joby Burgess and Stephen Hiscock. This comes as a result of the departure of percussionist Andrew Martin, who leaves the group after 15 years.

With the music of West Africa as a guiding spiritual influence, the group has performed throughout the world mixing contemporary, classical, theatrical, jazz and traditional African music.

Ensemble Bash has commissioned a breadth of composers including Graham Fitkin, Michael Daugherty, Nitin Sawhney, Orphy Robinson, Howard Skempton, David Bedford, Stephen Montague, Keith Tippett, Nick Hayes; and collaborated with artists including Joanna MacGregor, Django Bates, The Hilliard Ensemble, Chick Corea, The Pan African Orchestra, The National

Dance Company of Ghana and Steve Reich, who joined us as the fifth player in a performance of his Music for Pieces of Wood as part of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in 1998.

Ensemble Bash has recorded eight albums including Stewart Copeland´s 2006 Grammy Nominated Orchestralli and their recently released collaboration FiddleSticks on Signum classics.

Auditions will take place in January 2008.

To apply for the vacant position, please confirm your interest with a copy of your CV by email to:

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.