Propellor is a new cross-genre ensemble with an ambitious vision. 

Soloists, writers and ensemble players have come together from a diverse range of backgrounds to create an immersive live experience.

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Propellor are a 12-piece daring new cross-genre ensemble of multi-instrumentalists from a variety of musical backgrounds, come together to create an audio-visual performance mapping our collective experience of water, charting its journey backwards from the sea to the sky.

“An ensemble who cross the worlds of folk, classical, electronic and experimental music. It twists and turns through different sound worlds, an intriguing project, I'm pleased to be part of it as a mentor and look forward to working more with them.” Aidan O'Rourke (LAU)

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Over the last two years Jack McNeill has been developing this project and an ambitious new concert-length work with the group and mentor Aidan O'Rourke (Lau), on the Open Space residency programme at Snape Maltings in Suffolk...

Loom (n.) The slow and silent movement of water in a deep pool (Cumbria)

Loom combines recordings across waves, wetlands and water channels with virtuosic instrumental writing, live electronics and video projection to produce an immersive live experience, challenging perceptions of genre and performance space.

A maelstrom of elemental and soaring instrumental music combines with real world wildness and a very human voice through recorded interviews, culminating in a surround-sound experience bringing a breathlessness of invention across an hour-long, moving work of scale and ambition.

Propellor invites the audience to move through the performance space; Loom is performed in the round with illustrator Bethan Lumb’s emotive sketches and the photography of John Beatty charting a visual response to the music on a large circular 'pool' screen. Let your imagination dive into Loom’s journey and seek out your own way of experiencing the piece.

Loom carries the imprint and identity of where it is performed, with local voices sharing their stories, environmentally-inspired new music and sounds from the geographical surrounds forming part of the fabric of each new soundscape at every performance. Propellor have created an ambitious and exciting touring project with an appeal for all ages and experiences, and offer the opportunity to be part of this sea-to-sky journey yourself.

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