Spindle Ensemble and Spider Music at St Ambrose Church
St Ambrose Church,
7 Stretford Ave,
Spider Music 7.15pm
Spindle Ensemble 8.15.pm
Please note, this is a church venue and an alcohol free premises. Feel free to bring your own soft drinks and tea and coffee will be provided.
Spindle Ensemble are a Bristol based contemporary chamber quartet formed in late 2016. They perform compositions by multi instrumentalist Daniel Inzani which hover cinematically between classical, jazz, world and folk idioms, influences include Maurice Ravel, Moondog, Mulatu Astatke and Charles Mingus.
Daniel Inzani - piano, Celtic harp, accordion
Caelia Lunniss - violin
Harriet Riley - marimba, vibraphone
Jo Silverston - cello
'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 review of BEA, Dec 2017 ★ ★ ★ ★
'Bea is a masterful piece of work filled with musical innovation and pastoral aspiration performed by musicians at the top of their game. All in all a perfect demonstration of exciting and modern classical music.' The Arts Desk, review of BEA, Jan 2018
‘Beautiful sounds, definitely a band to watch’ Fiona Talkington on BBC Radio 3, Late Junction
Spider Music is an acoustic ensemble of Bristol-based improvising musicians from different backgrounds: classical, folk and jazz. They deliberately cross boundaries to create fresh sounds, both gigging and leading workshops for those wanting to explore their musical creativity.
Their eclectic set will include music drawing on Sudanese rhythms, Steve Reich grooves, an Anglican hymn, the number five, Russian orthodox bells and an image of punks in a park. Expect fascinating textures, rich harmonies and some lovely tunes.
Jonathan James - keys, composer
Harriet Riley - marimba, percussion
Sophie Wilsdon - clarinet
Greg Sterland - saxophones
Alex Pearson - bass
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