Contemporary classical chamber quartet Spindle Ensemble are performing their first show since 2019 to celebrate the release day of their sophomore album Inkling. 

Inkling will be released on vinyl, CD and digital download by new record label Hidden Notes Records, an expansion of contemporary classical/avant-garde Hidden Notes festival (featuring upcoming performances from Jonny Greenwood and Penguin Cafe). The vinyl version will be accompanied by a special 12 page booklet which also includes liner notes written by celebrated DJ and Broadcaster Nick Luscombe (BBC3’s Late Junction/Musicity/Flomotion Radio).

Since their formation in Bristol in 2016 contemporary chamber quartet Spindle Ensemble led by composer, pianist and harpist Daniel Inzani (Yola, Alabaster dePlume, Tezeta) which also features tuned percussionist Harriet Riley (Charles Hazelwood’s Paraorchestra, Bristol Symphony Orchestra), cellist Jo Silverston (Mesadorm) and violinist Caelia Lunniss (Edward Penfold) have garnered much praise for their innovative take on contemporary classical music, rooted in spontaneity and improvisation performed with deft musicianship and unique instrumental pairing all resulting in truly captivating sonic soundscapes.

Equally at home performing in concert halls such as the Union Chapel, Southbank Centre, Bristol Beacon and festivals including Shambala and Hidden Notes to churches, art centres, record shops and independent venues across the UK they continue to bring their music to a diverse and ever growing audience.

Listeners may hear influences from composers such as Satie, Pärt, Ravel, Reich, Glass and Zappa’s favourite composer Varèse in their music but might also find the soundtracks of Morricone and the minimalist aesthetics of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra nestled alongside the more experimental leanings of groups such as Rachel’s, Esmerine, Bell Orchestre and Amiina.

The quartet’s forthcoming album Inkling was recorded at various venues across Bristol (including St George’s), capturing their performances as unique 3D sound images enabling the listener to hear each instrument’s position mimicking the audible experience as a live audience member. Unlike their debut BEA, some of the compositions on Inkling also features a collection of guest musicians expanding their sound to an orchestral scale, featuring the addition of brass and percussion instruments.

In September 2019 the group released a double A-side single of Chase and Okemah Sundown from the album with accompanying videos by acclaimed Director/Cinematographer Fred Reed and stop-motion animator Marie Lechevallier. New single Caligo – with B side Menilmontant – will be released via Bandcamp on Friday 5th February 2021 together with a unique Super 8 music video by filmmaker Narna Hue.

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Hospitality Packages

Enjoy delicious pre-concert drinks and nibbles ahead of the evening’s concert. Choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all vegetarian).

Due to covid-19 restrictions we’re only able to operate pre-booked table service in our bar area so we’ve put together food and drink packages to enjoy ahead of each concert.

This package for one or two people can be booked online alongside your ticket order, please also advise our team of any allergies.




Thursday 27 May 2021

Spindle Ensemble – ‘Inkling Album Launch’

£14, £12

A 5% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2 postage fee is charged where applicable.

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