Tezeta @ Wilderness Festival
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

Tezeta @ Wilderness Festival

Tezeta are an 8 piece instrumental group combining elements of experimental jazz, afrobeat, soundtrack composition and collective improvisation. The musicians are part of Bristol based collective ‘Bloom’ and between them play with bands Yama Warashi, Count Bobo, The Evil Usses, Spindle Ensemble, Cloudshoes, Run Logan Run, Rae, Dubi Dolczek and many more.

They initially formed in 2014 to play music from ‘The Ethiopiques Volumes’, in particular the work of Mulatu Astatke, hence the name Tezeta (Ethiopian for nostalgia). Since then they have evolved under band leader Daniel Inzani into their current style with all original material, incorporating many other influences along the way.

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The Nature of Why @ Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
Sep
7
3:00 PM15:00

The Nature of Why @ Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

Playfully fusing contemporary dance with a cinematic live-score by Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, The Nature of Why smashes the divide between musicians, dancers and the audience, in a performance bursting with passion and joyous intensity.
Taking inspiration from the unconventional curiosity of theoretical physicist Richard Feynman, The Nature of Why explores his search for meaning in the world around us. The stage itself becomes a site of discovery as constantly shifting action invites audiences to seek out their own unique encounters; resulting in an epic and immersive theatrical experience like no other.
This isn’t a performance you simply see or hear. It’s one you feel”. (Bristol 24/7)
Commissioned by Unlimited and performed by an ensemble of musicians from The British Paraorchestra, The Nature of Why is choreographed by Caroline Bowditch, conducted by Charles Hazlewood, and directed by Caroline Bowditch and Charles Hazlewood.
Produced by Paraorchestra and Friends.

Two performances:

3pm & 7.30pm

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The Nature of Why @ The Asylum, Cornwall
Sep
13
to Sep 14

The Nature of Why @ The Asylum, Cornwall

Playfully fusing contemporary dance with a cinematic live-score by Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, The Nature of Why smashes the divide between musicians, dancers and the audience, in a performance bursting with passion and joyous intensity.
Taking inspiration from the unconventional curiosity of theoretical physicist Richard Feynman, The Nature of Why explores his search for meaning in the world around us. The stage itself becomes a site of discovery as constantly shifting action invites audiences to seek out their own unique encounters; resulting in an epic and immersive theatrical experience like no other.
This isn’t a performance you simply see or hear. It’s one you feel”. (Bristol 24/7)
Commissioned by Unlimited and performed by an ensemble of musicians from The British Paraorchestra, The Nature of Why is choreographed by Caroline Bowditch, conducted by Charles Hazlewood, and directed by Caroline Bowditch and Charles Hazlewood.
Produced by Paraorchestra and Friends.

Three performances:

Friday 13th - 7.30pm, Saturday 14th - 3pm & 7.30pm

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The Nature of Why @ The Lowry, Salford
Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

The Nature of Why @ The Lowry, Salford

Playfully fusing contemporary dance with a cinematic live-score by Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, The Nature of Why smashes the divide between musicians, dancers and the audience, in a performance bursting with passion and joyous intensity.
Taking inspiration from the unconventional curiosity of theoretical physicist Richard Feynman, The Nature of Why explores his search for meaning in the world around us. The stage itself becomes a site of discovery as constantly shifting action invites audiences to seek out their own unique encounters; resulting in an epic and immersive theatrical experience like no other.
This isn’t a performance you simply see or hear. It’s one you feel”. (Bristol 24/7)
Commissioned by Unlimited and performed by an ensemble of musicians from The British Paraorchestra, The Nature of Why is choreographed by Caroline Bowditch, conducted by Charles Hazlewood, and directed by Caroline Bowditch and Charles Hazlewood.
Produced by Paraorchestra and Friends.

Two performances:

3pm & 7.30pm

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Minimalism Changed My Life: Tones, Drones and Arpeggios @ The Southbank
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Minimalism Changed My Life: Tones, Drones and Arpeggios @ The Southbank

Charles Hazlewood conductor
Army of Generals
Charles Hazlewood’s All Star Collective

Programme to include Terry Riley’s A Rainbow in Curved Air and Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells and major orchestral work from Steve Reich.

Giving their first performance in the north of England, the British Paraorchestra are the world’s first large-scale professional ensemble of disabled musicians. They are joined by Army of Generals and Charles Hazlewood’s All Star Collective. A genuine pioneer and innovator in the world of classical music, Charles Hazlewood is changing perceptions of what a 21st century orchestra should be.

Based on the 2018 BBC 4 programme Tones, Drones and Arpeggios, this concert delves deep into the Minimalist songbook, presenting a best-of selection from the Minimalist composers who rebooted classical music in the 20th century. Charles Hazlewood brings the repertoire to life, exploring both the personalities of the key artists who invented the genre, along with his own relationship with Minimalism and how it hugely influenced his own music-making career.

With a mixture of live music and AV, this concert showcases the transcendental powers of Minimalism, arguably one of the most dominant forms of 20th century music, in an uplifting and spine-tingling experience.

28th September / 7.30pm / Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Spindle Ensemble at Hidden Notes Festival
Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

Spindle Ensemble at Hidden Notes Festival

The Spindle Ensemble are an experimental acoustic instrumental group from Bristol, formed in 2016.

They perform original compositions by Daniel Inzani that hover cinematically somewhere between jazz, folk and classical idioms, taking inspiration from artists such as Moondog, Eric Satie, Charles Mingus and Mulatu Astatke.

http://www.spindleensemble.com

Daniel Inzani – piano, accordion, celtic harp
Caelia Lunniss – violin
Harriet Riley – marimba, vibraphone
Jo Silverston – cello

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Minimalism Changed My Life: Tones, Drones and Arpeggios @ Bridgewater Hall
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

Minimalism Changed My Life: Tones, Drones and Arpeggios @ Bridgewater Hall

Charles Hazlewood conductor
Army of Generals
Charles Hazlewood’s All Star Collective

Programme to include Terry Riley’s A Rainbow in Curved Air and Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells and major orchestral work from Steve Reich.

Giving their first performance in the north of England, the British Paraorchestra are the world’s first large-scale professional ensemble of disabled musicians. They are joined by Army of Generals and Charles Hazlewood’s All Star Collective. A genuine pioneer and innovator in the world of classical music, Charles Hazlewood is changing perceptions of what a 21st century orchestra should be.

Based on the 2018 BBC 4 programme Tones, Drones and Arpeggios, this concert delves deep into the Minimalist songbook, presenting a best-of selection from the Minimalist composers who rebooted classical music in the 20th century. Charles Hazlewood brings the repertoire to life, exploring both the personalities of the key artists who invented the genre, along with his own relationship with Minimalism and how it hugely influenced his own music-making career.

With a mixture of live music and AV, this concert showcases the transcendental powers of Minimalism, arguably one of the most dominant forms of 20th century music, in an uplifting and spine-tingling experience.

2nd October / 7.30pm / Bridgewater Hall

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Das Rheingold @ St Mary's Church Bathwick
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Das Rheingold @ St Mary's Church Bathwick

Tarnhelm Opera is a brand new company, committed to bringing Das Rheingoldby Richard Wagner to venues in the West of England and South Wales in the autumn of 2019.

Das Rheingold is the first of the four operas which make up Wagner’s celebrated Ring Cycle. We believe it is the ideal choice among Wagner’s output to reach out to new audiences, being the shortest of his operas – approximately two-and-a-half hours in length  – and yet still having the hallmarks of Wagner’s monumental handiwork. The storyline, rooted in a world of ancient myth, is compelling and moving. It is our expectation that curious newcomers to Wagner will thus enjoy the production alongside existing devotees.

There are few opportunities to experience Wagner’s operas other than in major opera houses and for good reason: The music is conceived on a grand scale and does not easily lend itself to reduced performances. The large size of the orchestras conceived by Wagner, though sumptuous to hear, puts notable upward pressure on ticket prices. The singing is frequently of a high intensity and calls for solo voices of considerable stamina.

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Das Rheingold @ Gloucester Cathedral
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Das Rheingold @ Gloucester Cathedral

Tarnhelm Opera is a brand new company, committed to bringing Das Rheingoldby Richard Wagner to venues in the West of England and South Wales in the autumn of 2019.

Das Rheingold is the first of the four operas which make up Wagner’s celebrated Ring Cycle. We believe it is the ideal choice among Wagner’s output to reach out to new audiences, being the shortest of his operas – approximately two-and-a-half hours in length  – and yet still having the hallmarks of Wagner’s monumental handiwork. The storyline, rooted in a world of ancient myth, is compelling and moving. It is our expectation that curious newcomers to Wagner will thus enjoy the production alongside existing devotees.

There are few opportunities to experience Wagner’s operas other than in major opera houses and for good reason: The music is conceived on a grand scale and does not easily lend itself to reduced performances. The large size of the orchestras conceived by Wagner, though sumptuous to hear, puts notable upward pressure on ticket prices. The singing is frequently of a high intensity and calls for solo voices of considerable stamina.

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Das Rheingold @ Worcester Cathedral
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Das Rheingold @ Worcester Cathedral

Tarnhelm Opera is a brand new company, committed to bringing Das Rheingoldby Richard Wagner to venues in the West of England and South Wales in the autumn of 2019.

Das Rheingold is the first of the four operas which make up Wagner’s celebrated Ring Cycle. We believe it is the ideal choice among Wagner’s output to reach out to new audiences, being the shortest of his operas – approximately two-and-a-half hours in length  – and yet still having the hallmarks of Wagner’s monumental handiwork. The storyline, rooted in a world of ancient myth, is compelling and moving. It is our expectation that curious newcomers to Wagner will thus enjoy the production alongside existing devotees.

There are few opportunities to experience Wagner’s operas other than in major opera houses and for good reason: The music is conceived on a grand scale and does not easily lend itself to reduced performances. The large size of the orchestras conceived by Wagner, though sumptuous to hear, puts notable upward pressure on ticket prices. The singing is frequently of a high intensity and calls for solo voices of considerable stamina.

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ABC Teddy Bear Concerts - Bang the Drum! @ Portsmouth Guildhall
Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

ABC Teddy Bear Concerts - Bang the Drum! @ Portsmouth Guildhall

Come and join Percussionist Harriet Riley and String player Neil Valentine for a rip roaring ride through the world of hitting things!
From the majestic marimba to the dancing djembe, Harriet will take you on a world of fun with all things percussive.
Prepare to dance, sing and clap along in this fun concert for all the family!
Each ticket is for one adult and up to 2 children.

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Copy of ABC Teddy Bear Concerts - Bang the Drum! @ Winchester Discovery Centre
Oct
26
2:30 PM14:30

Copy of ABC Teddy Bear Concerts - Bang the Drum! @ Winchester Discovery Centre

Come and join Percussionist Harriet Riley and String player Neil Valentine for a rip roaring ride through the world of hitting things!
From the majestic marimba to the dancing djembe, Harriet will take you on a world of fun with all things percussive.
Prepare to dance, sing and clap along in this fun concert for all the family!
Each ticket is for one adult and up to 2 children.

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Plink & Boo at Circus City, Bristol
Oct
28
to Oct 29

Plink & Boo at Circus City, Bristol

Some might be Plink and others are Boo
Why does it matter, what’s the to-do?
Jumbled up people and boxes too small
Come play in our den and discover it all...

Welcome to the topsy turvy world of Plink and Boo. Using acrobatics, live music and mountains of toys, join us in an interactive circus theatre adventure to explore what happens when people don’t fit into boxes (even if it is the neatest place to put them).

Plink and Boo has been created by Can’t Sit Still in collaboration with children, parents and childcare professionals from Bristol and Swindon.

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Das Rheingold @ St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

Das Rheingold @ St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol

Tarnhelm Opera is a brand new company, committed to bringing Das Rheingoldby Richard Wagner to venues in the West of England and South Wales in the autumn of 2019.

Das Rheingold is the first of the four operas which make up Wagner’s celebrated Ring Cycle. We believe it is the ideal choice among Wagner’s output to reach out to new audiences, being the shortest of his operas – approximately two-and-a-half hours in length  – and yet still having the hallmarks of Wagner’s monumental handiwork. The storyline, rooted in a world of ancient myth, is compelling and moving. It is our expectation that curious newcomers to Wagner will thus enjoy the production alongside existing devotees.

There are few opportunities to experience Wagner’s operas other than in major opera houses and for good reason: The music is conceived on a grand scale and does not easily lend itself to reduced performances. The large size of the orchestras conceived by Wagner, though sumptuous to hear, puts notable upward pressure on ticket prices. The singing is frequently of a high intensity and calls for solo voices of considerable stamina.

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Spider Music Quintet at The Listening Room, St George's
Nov
9
1:30 PM13:30

Spider Music Quintet at The Listening Room, St George's

Acoustic improv group that goes in all directions. Jazz, classical, world, wherever the sound leads us. It's a bit tricky to pin down, but that's the point. Each gig is a fresh experience. 

Set up by Jon James, we're a group of professional musicians and educators with a mission of inspiring creativity through our gigs and workshops. 



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Das Rheingold @ Llandaff Cathedral
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Das Rheingold @ Llandaff Cathedral

Tarnhelm Opera is a brand new company, committed to bringing Das Rheingoldby Richard Wagner to venues in the West of England and South Wales in the autumn of 2019.

Das Rheingold is the first of the four operas which make up Wagner’s celebrated Ring Cycle. We believe it is the ideal choice among Wagner’s output to reach out to new audiences, being the shortest of his operas – approximately two-and-a-half hours in length  – and yet still having the hallmarks of Wagner’s monumental handiwork. The storyline, rooted in a world of ancient myth, is compelling and moving. It is our expectation that curious newcomers to Wagner will thus enjoy the production alongside existing devotees.

There are few opportunities to experience Wagner’s operas other than in major opera houses and for good reason: The music is conceived on a grand scale and does not easily lend itself to reduced performances. The large size of the orchestras conceived by Wagner, though sumptuous to hear, puts notable upward pressure on ticket prices. The singing is frequently of a high intensity and calls for solo voices of considerable stamina.

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Bristol Symphony Orchestra: Heartbeat - Concerto featuring Harriet Riley
Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

Bristol Symphony Orchestra: Heartbeat - Concerto featuring Harriet Riley

Bristol Symphony Orchestra  |  Heartbeat

Harriet Riley  
Percussion Solo
William Goodchild 
Conductor
Emil Huckle-Kleve  
Guest Leader

Karl Jenkins Palladio
Beethoven Symphony No 4 Op 60 in B flat, Adagio
William Goodchild Heartbeat – for Solo Percussion and Orchestra
Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 Op 27 in E minor

A programme that explores all aspects of the heart – physical, emotional and metaphysical – and its relationship with music. The programme includes a world premiere of a specially commissioned new work composed by William Goodchild for percussionist Harriet Riley and Bristol Symphony, and culminates in a performance of Rachmaninov’s magnificent Second Symphony.

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Spindle Ensemble @ St Stephens, Bristol
Dec
13
1:00 PM13:00

Spindle Ensemble @ St Stephens, Bristol

Spindle Ensemble are a neo-impressionist chamber quartet performing original compositions by composer and pianist Daniel Inzani. They are Bristol based and formed in 2016 as a part of the experimental music collective ‘Bloom‘.

The ensemble’s musical intentions draw stylistically from classical music’s impressionist era, but with additional touches of jazz, world and folk, creating cinematic journeys through sound. Influences and inspiration come from artists Maurice Ravel, Moondog, Eric Satie, Charles Mingus, Somei Satoh and Mulatu Astatke.

Spindle Ensemble features pianist and multi-instrumentalist Daniel InzaniCaelia Lunniss (violin), Harriet Riley(tuned percussion) and Jo Silverston (cello).



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Phantom Ensemble @ Bristol Harbour Festival
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Phantom Ensemble @ Bristol Harbour Festival

Emerging from the Bristol hiphop and jazz scenes, Phantom Ensemble combine live instrumentation from some of the city’s finest musicians with sample-based breaks reminiscent of hiphop’s golden era.

Born in 2018 from a one-off live collaboration between producer Simiah, sax player Craig Crofton and Dan Somers on keys, the mix of improvised jazz and live MPC beats blew up at Bristol’s Galimaufry, leading to a monthly residency. The trio quickly got down to recording their debut album Connections, released early in 2019.

Featuring a string of guest musicians from the Bristol jazz scene, the residency has seen Phantom Ensemble experiment with new material and expand the band to include Harriet Riley on vibraphone and percussion and Chalky White on guitar, their sound growing to encompass free-form improvisation, crafted compositions and ambient jams, with a classic hiphop backbone.

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Spindle Ensemble @ Fanny's Meadow
Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

Spindle Ensemble @ Fanny's Meadow

Spindle Ensemble are an experimental instrumental quartet from Bristol’s music collective ‘Bloom‘. They perform original compositions by Daniel Inzani that hover cinematically somewhere between jazz, folk and classical idioms, taking inspiration from artists such as MoondogEric Satie and Mulatu Astatke. Their debut album, Bea, was released as a luxury gatefold vinyl edition via new label Adderwell Music in Nov 2017.


We perform at 5pm Friday 19th July as part of Fanny’s Meadow Festival 2019.

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Tezeta at Glastonbury Festival
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Tezeta at Glastonbury Festival


Tezeta are an 8 piece instrumental group combining elements of experimental jazz, afrobeat, soundtrack composition and collective improvisation. The musicians are part of Bristol based collective ‘Bloom’ and between them play with bands Yama Warashi, Count Bobo, The Evil Usses, Spindle Ensemble, Cloudshoes, Run Logan Run, Rae, Dubi Dolczek and many more.

Tezeta will be performing at the bandstand at 7.30pm.

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The Nature of Why at WMC
May
9
to May 11

The Nature of Why at WMC

  • Weston Studio, Wales Millenium Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Nature of Why merges dance and live music into an epic performance that brims with emotion and physical beauty.

Commissioned by Unlimited, the show features a cinematic live-score from Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, an ensemble of musicians from The British Paraorchestra and four extraordinary dancers.

Taking inspiration from the unconventional curiosity of Nobel prize-winning theoretical physicist, Richard Feynman, the show explores his search for meaning in the world around us through nine distinct and emotive movements.

Thursday 9th - 8pm

Friday 10th - 6pm, 8.30pm

Saturday 11th - 6pm, 8.30pm

Tickets - £12 standing

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The Nature of Why at Brighton Festival
May
6
6:00 PM18:00

The Nature of Why at Brighton Festival

Inspired by the wildly creative and iconoclastic theoretical physicist, Richard Feynman, this boundary-breaking, immersive experience rejects the formal conventions of orchestral performance, defying expectation. 

A cinematic live score, composed by Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory, is performed by the British Paraorchestra and Army of Generals, alongside four extraordinary dancers; blurring boundaries between music and dance, performer and audience, resulting in a deeply personal, emotionally participative event, all taking place with performers and audience side by side on Brighton Dome's Concert Hall Stage.


6pm & 8pm performances

Tickets £20 (Standing)
Festival Standby £10*

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Spindle Ensemble at St Ambrose
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Spindle Ensemble at St Ambrose

Spindle Ensemble are an experimental instrumental quartet from Bristol’s music collective ‘Bloom‘. They perform original compositions by Daniel Inzani that hover cinematically somewhere between jazz, folk and classical idioms, taking inspiration from artists such as MoondogEric Satie and Mulatu Astatke. Their debut album, Bea, was released as a luxury gatefold vinyl edition via new label Adderwell Music in Nov 2017.

Support from Spider Music

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Phantom Ensemble at the Gallimaufry
Apr
14
8:30 PM20:30

Phantom Ensemble at the Gallimaufry

Emerging from the Bristol hiphop and jazz scenes, Phantom Ensemble combine live instrumentation from some of the city’s finest musicians with sample-based breaks reminiscent of hiphop’s golden era.

Born in 2018 from a one-off live collaboration between producer Simiah, sax player Craig Crofton and Dan Somers on keys, the mix of improvised jazz and live MPC beats blew up at Bristol’s Galimaufry, leading to a monthly residency. The trio quickly got down to recording their debut album Connections, released early in 2019.

Featuring a string of guest musicians from the Bristol jazz scene, the residency has seen Phantom Ensemble experiment with new material and expand the band to include Harriet Riley on vibraphone and percussion and Chalky White on guitar, their sound growing to encompass free-form improvisation, crafted compositions and ambient jams, with a classic hiphop backbone.

Phantom Ensemble’s album Connections was released on King Underground Records on 15 February.

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Spindle Ensemble at St George's
Apr
6
1:30 PM13:30

Spindle Ensemble at St George's

This event is in the glass studio

Spindle Ensemble are an experimental instrumental quartet from Bristol’s music collective Bloom (Tezeta, Yama Warashi, Count Bobo, Dubi Dolczek, Evil Usses, Leonie Evans, Alabaster dePlume, Run Logan Run). They perform original compositions by Daniel Inzani that hover cinematically somewhere between jazz, folk and classical idioms, taking inspiration from artists such as Moondog, Maurice Ravel, Charles Mingus and Mulatu Astatke. Their debut album ‘Bea’ was released as a gatefold vinyl via Adderwell Music in Nov 2017 (full release 26th Jan 2018).

Bea was recorded in a converted village chapel studio named ‘Grand Chapel Studios‘ in Bedfordshire. It was mixed and engineered by Michael Pearce who created a stereo image of the room and Spindle performed as an ensemble, in order to capture their sound raw and live in an acoustic environment that bought the best out of their instruments’ natural resonance. Spindle Ensemble recorded their debut album in April 2017 and named it Bea after Jo’s recently born daughter to mark the birth of the band. The striking cover art for Bea was created by well known Australian artist and designer Anna Higgie.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1954694321276187/

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Spindle Ensemble at The Globe at Hay
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

Spindle Ensemble at The Globe at Hay

Friday Live: Spindle Ensemble 

Spindle Ensemble are an experimental instrumental quartet from Bristol’s music collective ‘Bloom‘. They perform original compositions by Daniel Inzani that hover cinematically somewhere between jazz, folk and classical idioms, taking inspiration from artists such as MoondogEric Satie and Mulatu Astatke. Their debut album, Bea, was released as a luxury gatefold vinyl edition via new label Adderwell Music in Nov 2017.

Spindle Ensemble features pianist and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Inzani, Caelia Lunniss (violin), Harriet Riley (tuned percussion) and Jo Silverston (cello).

“Spindle Ensemble Bea (Adderwell Music): represent the best of the latest swathe of modern classical to hit theartsdesk on Vinyl.” The Arts Desk

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm

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Phantom Ensemble - Connections - Album Launch
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Phantom Ensemble - Connections - Album Launch

The Phantom Ensemble return to The Gali to showcase their debut album 'Connections' live on Sunday the 10th March.

The band will welcome two new members, Chalky White being the latest edition to the group - a virtuoso on guitar, and the amazingly talented Harriet Riley on vibraphone and percussion.

Supporting the night will be KingUnderground's resident DJ's Hack and Pings spinning that heat that will make your head bob.

This is a show not to be missed...

DOORS OPEN AT 7PM

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Spindle Ensemble - Music for Miniatures
Mar
9
10:30 AM10:30

Spindle Ensemble - Music for Miniatures

Spindle Ensemble are an experimental instrumental quartet. They perform original compositions by Daniel Inzani that hover cinematically somewhere between jazz, folk and classical idioms, taking inspiration from artists such as Moondog, Maurice Ravel and Mulatu Astatke. Spindle Ensemble features violin, cello, piano and percussion. http://www.spindleensemble.com

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jade / Krake / Harriet Riley at Cafe Kino
Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

jade / Krake / Harriet Riley at Cafe Kino

A fantastic night of contemporary music in Bristol, hailing from as far as Portugal, and the home leg of jade's ACE supported 'Real Isn't Real' album launch tour.

Tickets are £10 on the door. PM to reserve.

j a d e

Nick Malcolm - Trumpet
Jake McMurchie - Saxophone
Will Harris - Bass
Ric Yarborough - Drums and electronics

Four fierce improvisers mashing up glitch, Ornette, AACM, Dilla. Electric/acoustic, loud and, well, loud.


KRAKE

Pedro Oliveira - Drums & Percussion
Jake McMurchie - Saxophone
Pete Judge - Trumpet
Jim Barr - Bass

KRAKE is the alter ego of Portuguese drummer Pedro Oliveira, best known for his work with the cult Portuguese art-rock group Peixe de Avião. This gig is the launch of his latest album, inspired by Bristol, an improvised collaboration between Pedro and Get The Blessing's Jim, Pete and Jake. KRAKE is a thing of austere, intelligent, and delicate beauty.

Harriet Riley - Solo Percussion

One of the most formidable musicians to emerge in Bristol in recent times, Harriet Riley is a multi-instrumental percussionist and composer. She works across a wide variety of genres, including contemporary dance, theatre, improvisation and groove music. This will be a special solo performance of new music, devised for the event

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Spindle Ensemble at The Forge
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Spindle Ensemble at The Forge

‘This is cinematic music of a high calibre, executed with eloquent musicianship. Elements of classical composition, jazz harmony and folk sensibilities combine with worldly influences from Ethiopia and the Far East. This is captivating music.' Songlines magazine

Spindle Ensemble are an experimental instrumental quartet from Bristol’s music collective Bloom (Tezeta, Yama Warashi, Count Bobo, Dubi Dolczek, Evil Usses, Leonie Evans, Alabaster dePlume, Run Logan Run). They perform original compositions by Daniel Inzani that hover cinematically somewhere between jazz, folk and classical idioms, taking inspiration from artists such as Moondog, Maurice Ravel, Charles Mingus and Mulatu Astatke. Their debut album 'Bea was released as a gatefold vinyl via Adderwell Music in Nov 2017.

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The Nature of Why at Perth Festival, Australia
Feb
21
to Feb 23

The Nature of Why at Perth Festival, Australia

Feel the transformative power of music and dance in an epic performance bursting with passion and joyous intensity.

Taking inspiration from the unconventional curiosity of Nobel prize-winning physicist, Richard Feynman, and his search for meaning in the world around us, The Nature of Why is an intimately powerful and evocative work.

Led by renowned conductor Charles Hazelwood, members of the world’s only large-scale ensemble for professional disabled musicians, the British Paraorchesra, are joined by string players from Perth Symphony Orchestra to perform a cinematic live-score by Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory. The stage becomes a site of discovery as four dancers move to the music in a choreography by Australian artist and disability advocate Caroline Bowditch.

Merging contemporary dance and live orchestral music The Nature of Why erases the divide between musicians, dancers and audience, immersing you in an uplifting up-close-and-personal theatrical experience.

HEATH LEDGER THEATRE

21 Feb - 23 Feb 2019

Thu 21 Feb 2019, 7.30 PM

Fri 22 Feb 2019, 3.00 PM

Fri 22 Feb 2019, 7.30 PM

Sat 23 Feb 2019, 3.00 PM

Sat 23 Feb 2019, 7.30 PM

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Spindle Ensemble at Rockhampton Winter Festival
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Spindle Ensemble at Rockhampton Winter Festival

Come and join us for this great gig with Spindle Ensemble in Rockhampton Village Hall.  It's the first in our new winter series of events. 

This fascinating and youthful quartet are; Daniel Inzani (folk harp, accordion and keyboard), Caelia Lunniss (violin), 
Harriet Riley (marimba and vibraphone ) and Jo Silverston (cello) . They perform original compositions by Daniel that hover somewhere between jazz, folk and classical idioms, taking inspiration from artists such as Moondog, Eric Satie and Mulatu Astatke. 

Find out more about the Spindle Ensemble 
here.

Scroll down to the bottom of this page to buy your tickets quickly and easily online.  They're £10 (or £5 for under-18s and students).  The venue isn't very big so get your tickets now !

Making a difference

The Spindle Ensemble will also be touring care homes and special schools in the area courtesy of the Live Music Now scheme and the proceeds from Rockhampton Folk Festival - so a big thank you to all those of you who had a drink in at last summer's festival - the proceeds are going directly back to the community!

Making a difference to the local community is at the heart of what the Rockhampton Folk Festival is about.  Knowing that some groups in our community rarely have the opportunity to engage with live performance, we bring festival music to them instead.  Find out more about out outreach work 
here.  

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Handel's Messiah with Devon Baroque
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Handel's Messiah with Devon Baroque

Following last year’s sell-out performance, we are delighted to announce that the Cathedral Choir will again team up with early-music specialists Devon Baroque for a seasonal performance of Handel’s classic oratorio. Tickets available 1st September 2018.

The proceeds from this concert will go towards the Exeter Cathedral Music Foundation Trust, who are kindly sponsoring this event.

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Bristol Symphony Orchestra
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Bristol Symphony Orchestra

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
In support of St Peter’s Hospice Room To Care Appeal

FEATURING
Rebecca Evans soprano
Longborough Festival Opera Young Artists
City of Bristol Choir
Bristol Symphony Orchestra
William Goodchild  Conductor

Experience a rare and exciting night full of intrigue, mystery, passion and drama.
You will hear some of the greatest overtures, arias and choruses ever composed, and experience the operatic story like never before.
If you like opera, don’t miss this. If you think you don’t like opera, definitely don’t miss this - and prepare to be surprised!

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Spindle Ensemble supporting Dakhla Brass (Album Launch)
Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

Spindle Ensemble supporting Dakhla Brass (Album Launch)

Dakhla Brass return to The Wardrobe theatre to showcase their brand new and most expansive album yet - ‘Murmur’. As well as marking the addition of a sixth member, in the form of brilliant double-bassist Riaan Vosloo, the recording of the new album also sees the band working closely with Vosloo’s Nostalgia 77 colleague, producer Ben Lamdin, and recording away from their hometown for the first time (at London’s Fish Factory Studios).

Dakhla brass weave glittering brass threads into intricate musical tapestries like no other band. Propelled by restless percussion, theirs is ‘not exactly’ music – not exactly jazz, not exactly brass band or Arabian or second-line Mardi Gras, yet it draws on all that and more. This is demon stuff, delivered with deadly accuracy by six exceptional musicians- its in a class of its own. 

“A powerhouse. Talent, instinct and creativity make them a real force to be reckoned with” (Sound on Sound Magazine).

"Very modern, great grooves, sound of Jazz coming from the UK that makes it stand out from everywhere else." "Dakhla Brass – here is one of the bands doing great things right now." (Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2).

http://dakhlabrass.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PLa2Lujhng

Spindle Ensemble are an experimental instrumental quartet from Bristol’s music collective ‘Bloom‘. They perform original compositions by Daniel Inzani that hover cinematically somewhere between jazz, folk and classical idioms, taking inspiration from artists such as Moondog, Eric Satie and Mulatu Astatke. Their debut album, Bea, was released as a luxury gatefold vinyl edition via new label Adderwell Music in Nov 2017.

‘Beautiful sounds, definitely a band to watch’ Fiona Talkington - BBC Radio 3, Late Junction

http://www.spindleensemble.com

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