Next gig: Sunday 16th February, St Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, LondonEP Showcase

It’s an orchestra…but not as we know it.

We Are Children (We Make Sound) began life as The Institute All Stars; a mixed ensemble project consisting of students from the college in Kilburn. Rehearsing late at night in college downtime, with strange noises emanating from room 201 after everyone else had left, it had only one intention: to explore music, regardless of which instruments turned up, or whatever style was suggested. But it contained one common thread, namely the nether land that exists between rock, experimental and contemporary music.

Guided by cellist and arranger Audrey Riley and led by bassist Dan Gaylard and guitarist Alastair Beveridge, the group has evolved into a collective of fourteen musicians and composers. The line-up is unusual and innovative: guitars, basses, mandolin, drums, percussion, flute, strings, keyboards, vocals and a dubstep element.

More contemporary music ensemble than band, more rock than orchestra, they present minimal masterpieces, self-penned compositions and arrangements of well-known works. Defying any categorisation, they are beginning a journey of exploration and experimentation.

We play music, we make noise, we play instruments that don’t fit together and we’re exploring how that works. It’s fun!

Audrey Riley – guiding and cello

Dan Gaylard – bass and leading

Alastair Beveridge – guitar, keyboard and leading

Patrick White – guitar

Charlotte Barrow – guitar

Robert Mullally – guitar

Gabriele “Mentha” Romeo – guitar and production of dubstep remixes

Victor Miqueles – guitar and mandolin

Jeremy Price – bass

Elias Gargallo Aguilella – drums, glock and percussion

Abi Murray – flute and bamboo flute

Gyongyi Salla- singing

Jo Kelsey – singing

Everyone- composing and arranging