Thank you for visiting our showcase page for The Aubergines. Here you can find a whole host of content that the group has created in recent times. From songs about distanced dancing to Sound Walks; hear and see the group in action and hopefully be inspired to join in.

Please do have an explore, and most importantly, have fun doing so!

 

About us…

Run by BSO Associate Musician Hugh Nankivell and violinist Emma Welton, The Aubergines have been continuing online via video conferencing throughout 2020 and beyond, and are a fun-loving group. The group is organised in partnership between BSO and the University of Exeter.

If you are interested in joining the group and are in the Exeter/Devon area, do contact Ben Jennings, BSO Participate Programme Manager bjennings@bsorchestra.co.uk

 

Hear us…

 

See us…

 

Come on a Sound Walk with us…

Explore the music of nature and the outdoors with The Aubergines. Emma Welton and the group have created several Sound Walks around the area of Exeter aiming to tune in to these sound worlds. Emma describes the walks as musical compositions; ‘the choices I make shape a particular listening experience for somebody else.’

Head to the downloads section (above-right) to see some examples. Perhaps try creating a Sound Walk yourself.

The Aubergines has opened my eyes to a whole different way of making music, which I found incredible and very liberating.
Hilary - 'The Aubergines' Community Family Orchestra