In the seventeen years since its foundation, Lontano has estadished itself as one of Britain's most exciting and versatile exponents of twentieth century music. Lontano's work includes its own self promoted seasons in London, opera and music-theatre productions, workshop and educational projects, concerts and tours through out the UK and abroad, and most recently, regular recordings on its own LORELT record label. Lontano has a very high reputation abroad and the group's foreign tours have taken them to Europe, the USA, Canada and both Latin and Central America. In 1991 the group visited Istanbul for a residency at the Turkish-British Women Composers' Week. Education work has become an increasingly important activity for the ensemble and several innovative projects have been undertaken in tandem with recent series of London concerts.