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

Soloists, writers and ensemble players have come together from a diverse range of backgrounds to create immersive live experiences through combined art forms.

Illustrating 'Loom' - Bethan Lumb

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 really looking forward to watching this body of work grow and eventually interact with John's images in a video projection triggered live by Robin (with one hand still on the guitar!) during the performance. Bethan's distinctive mark-making and rhythmic lines have also been influencing the sound of the ensemble in a neat progression of ideas...