Bristol’s Foremost Recorder Ensemble

Pink Noise Recorder Quintet play a wide repertoire of music, with a particular focus on modern recorder music. Since 2008 the group has performed regularly in the Bristol area, gaining a reputation for tight ensemble playing and an ability to thrill an audience with great music.

“Fabulous recorder ensemble who play a sparky, surprising mixture of pieces, from the avant-garde to the Baroque to a full range of instruments from tiddly whistles to scaffolding pole-sized monsters.”

St Stephen’s Church concert publicity

“[…] the audience was spellbound by Pink Noise, as indeed I was. Every time I hear you, I am increasingly impressed by the level of musicianship in the group and the amazing rapport between […] you.”

Steve Walter, following a concert in the Victoria Rooms, Bristol.

“The three defining features of […] Pink Noise are: their repertoire playing contemporary music written for recorders, chosen carefully for interest, versatility and audience accessibility; their tight ensemble playing and excellent communication as they play; and their highly developed playing skills and ability to project drama and theatricality in the music.”

Heather Jenne, writing in The Recorder Magazine

“Pink Noise […] are quickly establishing themselves as Bristol’s response to those who yearn for proficient amateur recorder players to push the boundaries a little: to explore modern repertoire, test themselves and surprise their audiences.”

Sue Loder, writing in The Recorder Magazine

Upcoming Concerts

Pink Noise’s concert schedule is dependent on the public health situation. We are investigating streaming concerts live from the venue.

20th July 2020, 1.10pm, St Stephen’s Church, Bristol

Pink Noise Stays Alert

We streamed a concert from the St Stephen’s Church Facebook page, where you can see a recording. Pink Noise has been busy in the lockdown. With the help of click tracks, recording devices, and a dropbox, they have compiled a repertoire of duets, trios and quartets for this online performance.

Meditation Ros Bandt
Uppon La Mi Re Thomas Preston
Slow Boat to Beijing Guus Haverkate
Summa Arvo Pärt, arr. Sylvia Rosin and Irmhild Beutle
Misery surounds me Anonymous, 15th century, arranged Benjamin Thorn
Inxaxeba Sören Sieg
The Glassward Spiral Ruaraidh Wishart

10th October 2020, 3.00pm, Holy Trinity, Coventry

Dependent upon the prevailing public health regulations.

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