“At LimeWharf there is a sense that anything could happen, which allowed for that sense of possibility we were looking for. The spaces reflect the constant evolution of ideas and creative projects so it was an exciting place for our first residency, for us and our audience!”
– Harri Allan , Creative Director, Project Instrumental (orchestra-in-residence 2014)
Project Instrumental brings thrilling performances to unbounded audiences. Experience-inspired, genre-liberated, we venture into the grey areas between musical worlds, between what’s happened before and what might not have – usually unconducted, with shocks of orange – looking to create new glimpses and enlivening interactions. We play in environments that become an extension of our performances and collaborate across the Arts, exploring, expanding and challenging what a concert experience might be.
Project Instrumental thrives in making connections – between people, art, in living. Constantly reflecting on what we’re trying to make alive to who, we welcome all and encourage curiosity. We aim to engage new ears, to refresh old, and invite anyone, regardless of knowledge, name or identity. Leaping beyond narrowing preconceptions, Project Instrumental has a loose grip on definitions, favours a relatable approach and non-prohibitive ticket prices.
Founded in 2013, registered as a charity in 2015, Project Instrumental is a scalable collective of some of the finest professional young musicians in the country. Keeping fresh, responsive and directional through imaginative programming, commissions, outreach and collaborations, we have premiered and workshopped more than 30 new works and received awards from the Britten-Pears Foundation, the Hinrichsen Foundation and Arts Council England. Appearances include the Southbank Centre, National Portrait Gallery, Birmingham Conservatoire’s Frontiers Festival, the Picturehouse’s Hackney Attic, HMP Wakefield and hubs of innovation and open-mindedness across the country, in collaborations across the fields of art, electronica, cymatics, projection mapping, light, mixology and sound analysis technology. Reaching into various corners of the UK, our home is East London, where the diversity, creativity and unmanicured sense of possibility of the area resonates with Project Instrumental’s own.
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Dec . 16 . 2013