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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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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