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

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.

Maria Alejandra Velasquez Restrepo


Lisa Jensen



Holly Bryan



Nina Horvath



Michael Ibsen



Buff Allen

Drums, percussion

Trevor Tunnacliffe

Trevor Tunnacliffe

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

Happy Puppy Records


Lee Rosevere is the curator of our netlabel Happy Puppy Records, and definitely an artist. Though you don’t hear his sound directly on our recordings, his influence is present.

Freeharmonic Orchestra v.2

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/

Half cocked cover

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

Old news, better late than never

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…

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