This music is reel-y, reel-y good. No, for reel – it’s actually great.

The Open Reel Ensemble are re-defining reel-to-reel tapes place within music. Instead of being the format that instrument’s are recorded on to, for the ORE they are the instrument.

The trio manipulate reels and tapes by hitting them, pulling them out, whizzing them back in and physically playing with them in a multitude of ways. It makes for a totally unique sound that has sent them performing around the world amazing crowds with their totally unique soundscapes.

Check out an original piece that they have composed, created, and recorded using their unique methods below combined with traditional instrumentation and see why this trio of experimental musicians are stunning audiences around the world with their music.