We Are extremely excited to be hosting the delicious Spindle Ensemble at the cube with support from Josh Semans playing one of the most fascinating instruments the Ondes Martenot.
Doors at 7pm tickets from headfirst https://hdfst.uk/E65940
Spindle Ensemble are performing a tour of intimate venues across the UK to celebrate the release of their second album 'Inkling' (Hidden Notes Records).
"Philip Glass-style minimalism, Morricone-esque exotica, Japanese-inflected C&W and Satie-ish romanticism." The Guardian
“Beautiful sounds, definitely a band to watch…” Fiona Talkington, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction
“Such a rich live feel” Gideon Coe, BBC Radio 6 Music
Their music sits somewhere between classical and contemporary, always melodic and instantly
recognisable by their unique instrumentation for a chamber quartet:
Daniel Inzani - piano, Celtic harp, accordion
Caelia Lunniss - violin
Harriet Riley - marimba, vibraphone
Jo Silverston - cello
Listeners may hear influences from composers such as Satie, Pärt, Ravel, Reich, Glass and Moondog 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 was formed in 2016 by bandleader and composer Daniel Inzani, accompanied by a collection of versatile classically trained musicians who also perform a huge variety of other styles with the likes of Hannah Peel, Yola, Charles Hazelwood’s Paraorchestra, Bristol Symphony Orchestra, Tezeta, Mesadorm and many more. venues they have played include the Union Chapel, Southbank Centre, Bristol Beacon, St George’s Bristol and festivals including Shambala and Hidden Notes they continue to bring their music to a diverse and ever-growing audience.
Josh Semans is an ondes Martenot player, composer, and producer based in the north-west of England. His work is uniquely textured, employing a range of instruments, sound-sources, and processes. A keen improviser, his creative process is a cocktail of exploration, repetition, and abstraction.
He works tirelessly to bring the ondes Martenot - one of the earliest electronic musical instruments, invented by French cellist and wartime radio operator Maurice Eugene Louis Martenot - to new audiences, and is a fierce advocate for the preservation, proliferation, and publication of the unique and seldom heard musical instrument.
Josh regularly performs works and structured improvisations for piano and ondes Martenot, and recently premiered a new interpretation of Messiaen's 'Oraison' for four ondes Martenot as a unique and immersive 'virtual quartet'. In 2019, along with other musicians, he debuted 'Enharmonic’, a composition by Miriam Bean commissioned by Journey's Festival International for piano, cello, double bass, viola, and ondes Martenot.
In June 2020 Semans released his debut album ...And the Birds Will Sing At Sunrise featuring nine tracks of original works for ondes Martenot, piano, and electronics. Inspired chiefly by meditations on the environment and humanity’s relationship with it, the title track features additional ondes Martenot by Takashi Harada and Tomomi Kubo and the single ‘Trust’ was exclusively premiered by radio presenter Elizabeth Alker on her Unclassified programme on BBC Radio 3.
The album was followed by the release of the double sided single Marbles/Holding Pattern in conjunction with Piano Day 2021.
As well as his solo work Josh regularly collaborates and works with other musicians and composers having appeared on tracks by Luke Sital-Singh, Simeon Walker and Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres, has composed and produced soundtracks for short films and feature film soundtracks including performing on Tony Award winning composer Alex Baranowski’s score for Jacqui Morris’ adaptation of A Christmas Carol.
Josh plays a Dierstein ondes musicales, serial #022, built for him in Paris by Jean-Loup Dierstein.
Audience: Capacity is currently limited to 50 people at the Cube and you’ll need to buy a ticket beforehand, sold in groups of two.
Please wear a mask at all times within the building (unless exempt).
If you, anyone in your household, or anyone you have had contact with develops Corona virus symptoms - please stay home! In this case, we will offer a full refund on request. If you do not wish to donate your ticket cost to the running of The Cube, please email [email protected] with your ticket reference before the show.
Bar: At the moment The Cube is not running a full Bar (there may be one with a small selection of bottles), due to potential space and congregating issues but you can BYO drinks, until further notice. If you want to drink, you’ll still need I.D though and we’ll be strict on this, so if you look on the south side of 30 bring some form of I.D down.
If any of the above changes, we will of course update you, so keep checking back in to the Cube programme page.
Please also read the Cubes Socially Distanced Show Info for events at the Cube
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Cube Microplex, BS2 8 Bristol, UK, Bristol, United Kingdom