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Nonclassical Ten: Composers’ Competition

September 16th, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

Nonclassical Global (26 November) is the closing event of our 10 year anniversary festival. To celebrate, we’re launching a competition to compose a new work for an intercontinental ensemble linked by live global streaming. The winning entries will be performed on 26 November, by players at each of the participating events. The ensemble will be […]


26 November: Nonclassical Global @ The Loft

September 9th, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

For the final event in our tenth anniversary season, we’re putting together a very special line-up spanning five venues in five different continents. For the first time, Nonclassical will be presented as a transcontinental live streamed event, where audiences will get a glimpse of the diverse alt-classical scenes reaching across the globe in 2014. We’re […]


Nonclassical Ten: ‘The Art of Remix’ UK tour

September 9th, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

As part of our tenth anniversary celebrations taking place throughout the autumn, we’re embarking on our first tour, taking in four cities and presenting a combination of live sets and DJs. Among the prgoramme highlights is a unique chance to hear live versions of the winners of our recent remix competition. We’re looking forward to […]


Nonclassical Ten: Red Gallery Residency

September 5th, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

20th – 27th October: Nonclassical @ Red Gallery 1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT This October we’re celebrating our tenth anniversary with a week-long residency at Shoreditch’s Red Gallery. We’ll be hosting live music, DJ sets, a panel discussion, a photography exhibition and the launch of a very special new book tracing the recent history […]


20.10.14: ‘We Break Strings’ Book Launch @ Red Gallery

September 4th, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

We Break Strings Book Launch + live sets from Aisha Orazbayeva / Neil Luck / Vicious Circus / others TBC Red Gallery 1-3 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DT Monday 20th October, 6:30pm Entry FREE *Help secure the project via Kickstarter* We’re delighted to be hosting the launch party for the release of We Break Strings, […]


Fri 13th + Sat 14th June 2014/ Nonclassical Latvia & Lithuania

May 29th, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

Nonclassical are heading to northern Europe for two very special concerts in Latvia and Lithuania. Friday 13th June// Baltais Fligelis, Riga, Latvia Main concert: Concerto Pour Vibraphone et Orchestre à Cordes (by Emmanuel Sejourné) Spheres – G Prokofiev Concerto for Bass Drum – G Prokofiev Howl – G Prokofiev Club: DJs Gabriel Prokofiev, Nwando Ebizie […]


Graph It! Special Graphic Score Project

May 27th, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

Cornelius Cardew, Treatise In the 1950s and 60s, composers such as Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman and Cornelius Cardew experimented with new forms of notation, giving birth to the concept of the graphic score. Using visual symbols to represent sounds in an immediate and expressive way, they created striking visual compositions of breathtaking aesthetic […]


Saturday 17th May 2014/ Nonclassical Vienna

May 8th, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

On Saturday 17th May Nonclassical presents an exciting night of contemporary classical music in Vienna as part of Classical Next. There will be a live performance of the critically acclaimed work ‘Cello Multitracks’ a suite of contrasting movements for nine layered cello parts composed by Gabriel Prokofiev, performed by Lithuanian cellist Gleb Pyšniak. Renowned German […]


Thursday 5th June 2014/ The Hermes Experiment & Max Welford @ The Shacklewell Arms

May 6th, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

Feat: The Hermes Experiment / Max Welford / Nonclassical DJs £5 adv / £6 Door (wegottickets) Join the event on Facebook 8.00pm, The Shacklewell Arms This month Nonclassical travels to the extreme boundaries of ensemble and solo playing, presenting emerging young artists who have exploded onto the contemporary classical scene. We welcome the bold voices […]


Wednesday 30th April 2014/ Nonclassical @ Science Museum Lates

April 23rd, 2014 by Nonclassical | Comments Off

Join Nonclassical artist Klavikon and DJ Nwando for an evening of beats and blips as they explore groundbreaking electronic repertoire by rule-breakers and mavericks from the 60s to the present day at the Science Museum Lates. A meeting of underground East London club culture, contemporary classical and electronics. You’ll also get a last chance to […]


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 […]


Sunday 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 […]


Thursday 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 […]


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