Pioneers of Percussion// Oct 2013

In November 2013, Nonclassical produced a festival celebrating the explosion of percussion music in the twentieth century. With a programme placing masterpieces from the Western classical tradition alongside the non-western music that inspired them, the festival told the story of how 20th century composers put percussion at the centre of the modernist project.

Pioneers of Electronic Music// Mar 2013

Nonclassical's festival on the Pioneers Of Electronic Music that run between the 6-17 March 2013. Events included a Dirty Electronics workshop with John Richards, screenings of The Day The Earth Stood Still and Forbidden Planet, plus documentaries on Raymond Scott, and performances of work by Scott, Stockhausen, Varèse and members of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, among others.

Pioneers of Electronic Music Synthlab - John Richards// Mar 2013

Professor and regular Wire contributor John Richards led a 'synth lab' in which participants learn to build their own synthesiser, as part as Nonclassical's series Pioneers of Electronic Music. This approach to building a synth made for a truly hands-on, practical experience, allowing anybody to take part. All participants were also invited to perform at the XOYO Club Night.


Featuring music by Penderecki, Xenakis and Ligeti performed by a 52-piece ensemble drawn from Multi-Story Orchestra. DJ sets from Alex Smoke and Nonclassical residents.

Film by Mari Shibata


Featuring music by Reich, Adams and Andriessen performed by Multi-Story Orchestra, plus DJ sets from JD Twitch (Optimo) and Nonclassical residents