Unthunk is an identifier for Trevor Tunnacliffe's musical endeavours.
Unthunk merges chamber and popular music. The chamber music influence derives particularly from the modal polyphony of the Renaissance. Pop music characteristics include modern lyrics and instruments. With chamber music, the score captures the initial impulse, much as a screenplay does for a film. The performers provide feel and character, bringing the score to life, transforming the piece in the process. The popular music elements originate intuitively, from off the cuff sketches or improvisation. If you are musician who would like to be involved in Unthunk recording, we invite you to get in touch.
The Freeharmonic Orchestra is a musical collective associated with the Freemusic archive. Unthunk is a member, and we’ve released our second album. Each piece is collaboratively created by a pair of members. Have a listen: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Freeharmonic_Orchestra/Space_Robots_the_Future/
A colleague from the Freeharmonic orchestra has released a cover of our Purge. Have a listen: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/half_cocked/Refractory/half_cocked_-_Refractory_-_07_-_Purge
It was over a year ago that Steve Combs and Simon Mathewson hatched the idea to put together an album of collaborative pieces by contributors to Free Music Archive. The group got dubbed Freeharmonic Orchestra, and an album was released…