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.

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…

Release party

On Sunday, May 8, we ushered the new album into the world with a small listening party for artists and influencers. You can access the music here, or directly from Free Music Archive.

Plumb Abysm – album details

The new album, Plum Abysm, has been virtually completed. A couple new photos have been added to the home page slider, showing the same toy that adorns the album cover. In one, the happy little creature perches on the very edge of a…

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