EXAUDI is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles for new music. Founded by James Weeks (director) and Juliet Fraser (soprano) in 2002, EXAUDI is based in London and draws its singers from among the UK’s brightest vocal talents.
EXAUDI’s special affinity is for the radical edges of contemporary music, at home equally with maximal complexity, microtonality and experimental aesthetics. The newest new music is at the heart of its repertoire, and it has given numerous national and world premieres. Through its commissioning scheme, EXAUDI is particularly committed to the music of its own generation and is also strongly involved with the emerging generation of young composers, regularly taking part in composer development schemes and residencies.
An enduring feature of EXAUDI’s programming has been the mixing of contemporary music with the music of the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods with many international and national engagements including collaborations with leading European ensembles. EXAUDI broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio 3 and European radio stations, and has released fourteen critically acclaimed recordings on the NMC, ÆON, Métier, Winter&Winter, Mode, Confront and HCR labels.
EXAUDI is a registered charitable company.
Company Number: 7134930. Charity Number: 1134465
‘EXAUDI, the extraordinary ensemble of vocal virtuosi’ The Sunday Times