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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Festival of New 201810 Jul 18

We're very excited to be gearing up for the premiere of Loom at Festival of New! "A whirlwind two days of freshly-devised music, Festival of New explores some of the most exciting work being made in the UK. All of it has been made at Snape in residencies that take place in our Creative Campus throughout the year. Some of the work...

Making the recording and a date for your diaries...24 May 18

At the start of May we took to ground on the Suffolk coast once more and recorded 'Loom' with the amazing ears (and paper-dry witticisms) of producer Calum Malcolm. It was an emotional and physically knackering process (it's a big piece and it's been two years in the making!) - but most of all a really brilliant experience to get everyone in the...

Recording 'Loom'26 Mar 18

After the success of February's Open Session at Snape Maltings where we gave a first preview of the new work 'Loom', we're very excited to be heading back to the Britten Studio in May to record the piece in full! With the brilliant Calum Malcom (Linn Records) at the helm, we'll be making the most of Snape's fantastic acoustic to...

Open Session12 Feb 18

Huge thanks to everyone that came along to our Open Space - Open Session on February 9th! It was fantastic to be able to share this work in progress with you all and really brilliant to see so many people getting different things from the performance. You moved, listened and engaged in the whole event so thank you - if ever...

Timelapse of the set-up08 Feb 18

The rig is up and we're trialing our projections from John Beatty and Bethan Lumb which Robin has been mapping alongside the live music! These will be projected straight down from the ceiling onto a large 'pool' projection screen in the centre of the ensemble during the performance. It's all coming together and there's a buzz about the place ahead of the...

Aidan O'Rourke19 Jan 18

We had a really productive residency working alongside Aidan O'Rourke (LAU) who has been mentoring on the project. Three intense January days (yes it was cold) of rehearsing, writing and keeping warm in the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings proved to be exactly what the piece and the ensemble needed to knock larger sections of the (eventually) hour-long 'Loom' together. Tim Southorn...

Illustrating 'Loom' - Bethan Lumb22 Nov 17

Propellor are working with Manchester-based illustrator and graphic designer Bethan Lumb to produce images which will be used in conjunction with the stunning photography of John Beatty. Bethan has been responding to the narrative of the work, it's literal journey backwards from the sea to the sky as well as rehearsal recordings as the piece and ensemble sound have developed. We're...
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