Unthunk is an identifier for Trevor Tunnacliffe's musical endeavours.


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Chamber + popular music

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.

LJ Mounteney


Finn Manniche

Guitars, ‘cello

Rebecca Tunnacliffe



Buff Allen

Drums, percussion

Trevor Tunnacliffe

Trevor Tunnacliffe

Bass guitar, guitar, baritone guitar. Various simple parts not otherwise credited. Trevor is also a lapsed viola da gamba player.

Elliptic released

The sixth Unthunk album was released today on Bandcamp. It is called Elliptic, with material relating to the celestial mechanics phenomenon of orbital resonance. Elliptic makes extensive use of the modular synthesizer, which is is a perfectly appropriate instrument to…

Elliptic recording complete

The new Unthunk album is nearing completion. A few post-productions remain, while the artwork is finalized. Read the album notes at https://unthunk.ca/item/elliptic/ Stay tuned for more.

Upcoming project: Elliptic

We’ve given the Unthunk project-in-progress a working title – Elliptic. It is based on a lingering fascination with orbital resonance. Sometimes gravity and motion among celestial bodies results in them developing stable, inter-related orbits, which can be considered polyrhythms on…

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