are Neale Haddon (guitars/processing & guitar synthesizer) and Peter
Challoner (keyboards, synthesizers & rhythm programming).
Neale and Pete first met when
they were at Primary School over 30 years ago. They have always shared
common ground in terms of their music tastes, but it was only Neale who
became musically 'active' taking up the guitar during time at college.
As often happens on life paths, directions change and a distance grew
with only a couple meetings in over the next 10-15 years.
During this intervening time,
Pete began his musical path on keyboards becoming the creator of ambient
Many years later in 2006 they
met again and finding that the other had become an experienced musician
with a growing body of work, their common ground suggested that a
collaboration might produce some interesting results. Within the first
few minutes of playing together at their very first session, it was
immediately apparent that there was something good there and Spiraleye
From the outset Pete and Neale
realised that the principal element to spiraleye music was the
spontaneous creation through playing and responding to one another in a
live situation. Each moment captures the essence of this live
colaboration, just as it had been at the beginning of that first
session. The structure and form of each piece emerges from the
integration of the sounds created and responding to that sound as the
Through sound design and
improvised performance, the improvised textural ambient and groove-based
soundscape music of Spiraleye is recorded live, capturing those inspired
conscious and unconscious moments. Improvisation (also called
extemporization) being the practice of acting, singing, talking and
reacting, of making and creating, 'in the moment' and in response to the
stimulus of one's immediate environment
Neale has been writing,
performing and recording for over twenty years. He works as a
Pete has released 10 albums over
the last 9 years within the ambient/electronic genres of soundscape and
sequencer based electronic music. He is also an architect.
Spiraleye are currently working
on material for their second album.