spindle ensemble

FRESH THURSDAY // Spindle Ensemble + David De La Haye

Live Music
Thu 10th March 2022 7pm - 10pm £7 - £10

Location:
Venue Space, Cobalt Studios, 10-16 Boyd Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP

Accessibility:
The Venue Space is fully wheelchair accessible.
If you have any specific requirements please contact us before your visit.

FRESH THURSDAY is a regular event showcasing exciting new music alongside lots of candles, board games and a homecooked slap up dinner. If you have a nut allergy or are coeliac please choose the ticketing option that states the correct dietary requirement. Booking well in advance for this event is really helpful for us to know how many people we’re catering for!

Classical minimalism brushed with Morricone-esque exotica, Japanese-inflected country and western and Satie-ish romanticism sits alongside the underwater sounds of Sunderland.

Since their formation in Bristol in 2016 Spindle Ensemble 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.

Live performances are often accompanied by stunning visuals from various visual artists. The quartet are equally at home performing in concert halls such as the Union Chapel, the Southbank Centre, Bristol Beacon, St Georges Bristol 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.

“Compelling” “Intriguing” Listed in Top 10 contemporary albums of 2021 – The Guardian

“Sumptuous, broad ranging and beautiful.”Joyzine

“Such a rich live feel” Gideon Coe, BBC Radio 6 Music

“Effervescent music-making” “rich and evocative” BBC Music Magazine

David de la Haye presents the underwater sounds of Sunderland.

The docklands and intertidal mudflats; the marina and estuary of the River Wear; the rock-pools of Roker and freshwater ponds found inland. It’s hard to believe how incredibly diverse these soundscapes are! Improvising musicians were invited to respond to bespoke underwater sound libraries from these unheard spaces. This AV install takes the audience on an aquatic journey from the coast.

David’s ecological sound works have been exhibited by BALTIC, British Ecology Society, BBC Radio and Glasgow Science Centre for COP26. He is currently commissioned by Sound and Music.