Project Instrumental is an instrument-inspired, genre-liberated group evolving around a core of strings and what can be done with them. They venture into the grey areas between musical worlds, between what’s happened before and what might not have, looking to create fresh and enlivening interactions.
Embracing a diverse and imaginative repertoire, and relishing the potential for exploration in new commissions, PI 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, their home is East London, where the diversity, creativity and unmanicured sense of possibility of the area resonates with Project Instrumental's own.