Propellor are a twelve-piece daring cross-genre ensemble of multi-instrumentalists from a variety of musical backgrounds. We create audio-visual performances mapping our collective experience of the natural world.
“An ensemble who cross the worlds of folk, classical, electronic and experimental music. It twists and turns through different sound worlds. An intriguing project.” Aidan O’Rourke (LAU)
Our first touring work was Loom, exploring our different relationships with the watercourse, charting its journey backwards from the sea to the sky.
Flight is our second project, exploring connections between birds, soundscape ecology and music. Propellor have collaborated with one of the UK’s leading authors on nature, Mark Cocker, dramaturg Annie Rigby and electronic pioneer Leafcutter John to create a new podcast series and live touring performance.
Our journey started back in 2017, on the Suffolk coast
The ensemble came into being when we were lucky enough to spend two years at Snape Maltings (home to Britten Pears Arts) developing our combined sound and creating our first piece, Loom.
We’ve toured Loom around the UK since its premiere at Snape’s Festival of New in 2018, sharing our music in workshops and creating site-specific collaborations at each performance.
Flight is our second project, on tour as both a full-scale live performance piece and a chamber version (which feels like an edge-of-your-seat live radio show), it also exists as a podcast released on all platforms.
Upcoming collaborations include projects with Robert MacFarlane, Hayden Thorpe and Kerry Andrew. If you’d like to get in touch with the group you can use the contact page on this website or go directly to the Propellor website.