Andrew Woodhead - Pendulums

“Andrew Woodhead is a hugely versatile player and composer. A winner of the Dankworth Prize for his writing, he is a particularly empathetic accompanist for singers…and is an eloquent and thoughtful improviser in various bands.” - London Jazz News 

Born and raised in South Yorkshire, Andrew Woodhead is an award winning composer and musician working across a wide variety of contexts, taking in jazz, free improvisation, electronica, folk and new music.  

As well as performing solo on both acoustic piano and live electronics, Andrew has also collaborated in improvised settings with Olie Brice, Hannah Marshall, Paul Dunmall, Kim Macari, Mark Sanders, Annie Mahtani, Chris Mapp, Ole Mofjell, Natalie Sandtorv, Percy Pursglove, Jacob Garchik and many more. 

Commissioned for Ideas of Noise 2020, Pendulums is a new project inspired by the sounds, patterns and processes of bellringing. The immersive, mixed-media work will feature a 6-piece ensemble of improvising musicians, 8 bellringers, and Electro-Acoustic Tape Pieces of remixed field recordings from churches, bells and related found sounds along the way.


Charlotte Keeffe - Trumpet 

Sam Wooster - Trumpet 

Sam Andreae - Alto Saxophone 

Lee Griffiths - Alto Saxophone 

Helen Pappioannou - Baritone Saxophone 

Alicia Gardener-Trejo - Baritone Saxophone



Tony Daw 

Jonathan Thorne 

Matthew King 

Alex Frye 

Graham kelly 

Ros Martin 

Angie Wakefield 

Richard Grimmett