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Friday 16th May 2014/ Nonclassical @ Classical Next

April 14th, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

When traditional record company models no longer work, what next? It’s a question Nonclassical founder Gabriel Prokofiev has been addressing for the past ten years, and on 16th May will be discussing on a panel at Classical Next in Vienna. Moderated by Gramophone magazine’s James Jolly, Gabriel and  fellow innovative music entrepreneurs John Anderson of Odradek [...]


Sun 11th May 2014/ Nonclassical @ York Spring Festival of New Music

April 14th, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

We’re very excited to be taking part in this years York Spring Festival of New Music, a genre defying weekend (9-11th May) of musical discovery and creativity across the whole City of York. On Sunday 11th May Nonclassical DJ Nwando Ebizie will be spinning the most stimulating new sounds in experimental, electronica, and contemporary classical [...]


1 May: Nonclassical May Day Special
March on Dalston @ The Shacklewell Arms

March 10th, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

featuring: The Riot Ensemble / Neil Luck / Audrey Chen / The Broom Brigade £5 Adv / £6 Door (Wegottickets) 7.30pm, Gillett Square Louis Andriessen – Workers Union 8pm, The Shacklewell Arms Frederic Rzewski – Coming Together & Attica Luigi Nono – Non Consumiamo Marx Cornelius Cardew – Treatise (re-interpreted by Neil Luck) MAAP Collective [...]


Thursday 13th March / Nonclassical @ Leeds Cockpit with: Gabriel Prokofiev / Juice Vocal Ensemble / Damien Harron + More

March 3rd, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

We’re in Leeds on the 13th March hosting a special club night as part of the International Festival for Artistic Innovation The cross-disciplinary festival welcomes leading performers, composers and researchers from around the world for a week long event celebrating innovation. Highlights will include thought provoking and inspiring talks, workshops and live performances exploring the [...]


Thursday 6th March / Bastard Assignments / The Vicious Circus / Reich, Stockhausen and Shulamit Ran performed by Holly Melia

February 11th, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

Nonclassical ventures into radical soundscapes of bold new music, free improvisation, and iconic solo flute repertoire. Prepare for three diverse and fiercely unapologetic acts that will shake-up curious ears and minds. Bastard Assignments Headliners for the night, this cross-arts collective has been creating infectious buzz with their experimental performances in South East London. Performing new [...]


Thursday 6th February – JUICE VOCAL ENSEMBLE Single Release Party @ The Shacklewell Arms + Support from LOOP MOTION

January 14th, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

Juice Vocal Ensemble ‘Heal You’ Valentine’s Day Single Launch Release Party + Support + Nonclassical DJs The Shacklewell Arms, London E8 2EB 6 February, 8pm £5 Adv / £6 Door “…close-harmonies that melt the heart…” (Richard Morrison, The Times) We’re back for more of our residency at East London’s Shacklewell Arms on 6th February, getting [...]


Nonclassical in Totnes & Canada + Gabriel Prokofiev Presents a New Concerto and more …

January 14th, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

NONCLASSICAL TOTNES On the 31st of January we’re at the Barrel House, Totnes for the first in a new series of satellite events there. This first event will include live performances of music by Stockhausen and Lona Kozik, a homage to Ligeti‘s famous piece for 100 metronomes, electroacoustic music from Richard Gonski‘s Digital Music Archives, [...]


Nonclassical @ Limewharf: A Hungarian Christmas

December 3rd, 2013 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

We’re getting in to the holiday spirit, and celebrating with a FREE chamber music event. We’re exploring string duo works for violin and cello by three iconic Hungarian composers — Bartók, Kodály, and Ligeti. These musical pioneers shook up classical music in the 20th century, weaving Magyar folk music with innovations like micropolyphony into their [...]


Thu 9th Jan 2014: Nonclassical Battle of The Bands

November 19th, 2013 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

//// NEW SEASON OF MONTHLY CLUB NIGHTS @ THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS BEGINS 9/1/14 WITH A FREE ENTRY BATTLE OF THE BANDS //// We’re starting 2014 by moving our Monthly Club to a new venue The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston. For the first club night of the year we’re inviting submissions for entry to take part [...]


Wed 13th Nov 2013: Steve Noble’s Top Kit Improv Drum Moments

November 12th, 2013 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

We’re really excited to have improv. extraordinaire Steve Noble performing at our Evolution of the Drum Kit night. It’s really incredible how versatile an instrument the drum kit can be and we’re delighted to be able to show it as part of our festival. Also appearing on the night will be in-demand session player Ralph [...]


Fri 22nd Nov 2013: Pioneers of Percussion CLOSING NIGHT: Theatre of Percussion

October 22nd, 2013 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

/// 6pm / Limewharf, Vyner St. E2 9DJ /// The closing night of the festival puts the spotlight on music in which performance art and extended technique stretch the boundaries of what percussion, and musical performance, can be … expect plant pots, nudity, tables and tapdancing. We’ll be presenting works from composers including Rzewski, Globokar, [...]


Sun 10th Nov 2013: The West African Influence: Drumming Workshop

October 22nd, 2013 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

/// 1PM  / St. Margaret’s House, 21 Old Ford Road, E2 9PL /// WORKSHOP We’re presenting  a workshop exploring the interaction between african drumming and Steve Reich’s 1970′s music. The workshop will be lead by African drummer Abass Dodoo (Ginger Baker),  and educator, and contemporary percussionist Serge Vuille. The participants will get first hand participatory [...]


Wed 6th Nov 2013: Nonclassical Pioneers of Percussion – NY/London: What’s Happening Now

October 15th, 2013 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

MUSIC FROM: DAVID LANG / STEVE MARTLAND / TANSY DAVIES/DAVE MARIC / DAVID T. LITTLE / JUDD GREENSTEIN + NONCLASSICAL DJs Very excited to be opening Pioneers of Percussion festival with a night in collaboration with New York’s famous indie-classical label New Amsterdam. Tracing the creative ties between these two great cities, it will be [...]


Sat 16th Nov 2013: Nonclassical Presents – Pioneers of Percussion @ Scala

October 7th, 2013 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

Saturday 16th November: Pioneers of Percussion / Scala, 275 Pentonville Rd, N1 9NL At the centre of Pioneers of Percussion festival, we’re taking over Scala for our BIGGEST EVER EVENT. With three rooms of live music and DJs surveying a whole spectrum of percussion-led music throughout the night: tracing the history of percussion in musical [...]


Sat 9th Nov 2013: Nonclassical Presents – Pioneers of Percussion and Orchestra

October 7th, 2013 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

Saturday 9th November: Pioneers of Percussion and Orchestra / Oval Space, 32 The Oval, E2 9DT Bartók’s masterpiece Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta broke new ground in the 1930s, placing the percussionist at thecentre of the classical orchestra. From its vibrant flashes of syncopation to its ominous, brooding atmospheres, and the unmistakable streak of [...]


Wed 13th Nov 2014: Nonclassical Presents – Pioneers of Percussion: Percussion on Screen

October 7th, 2013 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

Wednesday 13th November: The Evolution of the Drum Kit | Sunday 17th November: Filmphonics / Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE We’re teaming up with Hackney Attic once again on a couple of special film nights. The first is on Wednesday 13th November and we’re focusing on The Evolution of The Drum Kit. At [...]


Fri 18th Oct 2013: Nonclassical @ Limewharf: Aisha Orazbayeva & Lucy Railton + Nonclassical DJs

September 23rd, 2013 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

Music from: Cage / Xenakis / Edmund Finnis / Chantilly Codex / G.P. Telemann UK PREMIERES from Gunnar Karel Masson + Jan Flessel / + Nonclassical DJs We’re welcoming old friends Aisha Orazbayeva -  a “profoundly radical and inventive” violinist (Sound Projector ) – and Lucy Railton, the outstanding young cellist who is one of [...]


Wed 2nd Oct Nov 2013: Nonclassical @ The Macbeth: House of Bedlam Album Preview + Slip Discs + Nonclassical DJs

September 16th, 2013 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

House of Bedlam / Slip Discs / Nonclassical DJs The Macbeth / 70 Hoxton Street, N1 6LP Facebook Event Page Tickets We’re thrilled to be welcoming House of Bedlam for the preview party of their upcoming album on Nonclassical Recordings. HOUSE OF BEDLAM Led by Larry Goves, the band links elements of both electronic and [...]


6th – 22nd Nov 2013: Pioneers of Percussion Festival

September 13th, 2013 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

Our second festival of the year charts the explosion of percussion music in the twentieth century, with talks, screenings, live music, DJs and workshops. Wednesday 6th November, 8pm: New York / London: ‘What’s Happening Now’ The Macbeth, 70 Hoxton Street, N1 6LP We open the festival with a night in collaboration with esteemed New York [...]


Fri 20th Sep 2014: HEAT THE BEAT @ Limewharf

September 6th, 2013 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

Nonclassical presents HEAT THE BEAT, a showcase of new music by some of the most promising young composers – MMus and Phd students from London’s premier music institutions: the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, King’s College London and Goldsmiths. These emerging composers will present gripping compositions combining acoustic and electronic music, [...]


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