The Spindle Ensemble are an experimental acoustic instrumental group from Bristol, formed in 2016. They play original compositions combining elements of Classical, Folk and Jazz, creating music of a cinematic nature. The compositions are deliberately interpretable, leaving room for improvisation and playful interaction between the musicians. Influences and comparisons include Moondog, Somei Satoh and Eric Satie.
Photo by Michael Jones
Spindle Ensemble is part of the Bristol based musical collective ‘Bloom’.
‘They crafted beautifully layered landscapes of sound with enormous empathy for each other’s playing. Following their own highly original musical pathways – sometimes Balkan-sounding or even Chinese at times, Spindle Ensemble are a film-producers dream – their music exudes atmosphere which deserves commissioning.’ Stage Talk Magazine
‘Beautiful sounds, definitely a band to watch’ Fiona Talkington on BBC Radio 3, Late Junction