Sebastiano Dessanay Pictures of a Quartet


CD 2019


Loom is the first album by the ensemble Propellor.

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

The sounds of waves, wetlands, and straits map the human experience of water, charting its journey backwards from the sea to the sky. Encouraging conversation and shared community experiences of our coastlines, estuaries, rivers, lakes and floodplains – Loom has been created to inspire and share our stories of these waterscapes.

The soaring instrumental score and found sounds are the sonic counterpart of a collective, human element, as the work also features recorded interviews and personal stories as told by audience members.

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released May 8, 2019

Jack McNeill // clarinets
David Le Page // violin
Catherine Leech // violin
Kay Stephen // viola
Clare O’Connell // cello
Sebastiano Dessanay // double bass
Charlie Wild // fiddle
Aaron Diaz // trumpet and electronics
Martyn Sanderson // trombone and sackbut
Robin Beatty // guitars
Jim Molyneux // percussion and accordion
Joe Acheson // live electronics

Recorded live by Calum Malcolm in the Britten Studio at Snape Maltings, Suffolk, 10-13 May 2018
Additional live electronics by Joe Acheson March 2019
Produced by Calum Malcolm
Initial editing by Cameron Malcolm
All music written and performed by Jack McNeill and Propellor MCPS/PRS 

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