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


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 works by collective composers Timothy Cape, Fred Feeney, Edward Henderson and Paul McGuire, Bastards will adventurously expand the timbral colours of percussion, the durational extremes of the tuba, and the blending of spoken text with electronics.

Video: Sleep Spindles by Paul McGuire

The Vicious Circus This magnetic free improvisation duo consists of Dave Maric (small keyboard & electronics) and Elo Masing (violin, cello, electric guitar), both notable composers in their own right. Maric works closely with leading percussionist Colin Currie and Masing has had her works performed by the Kreutzer Quartet and members of the London Sinfonietta. Fearless improvisers, as a duo they create unpredictable journeys into surreal sound worlds, immersing the listener in mesmerising spontaneity and structural clarity. https://soundcloud.com/uncharted-soundscapes/the-vicious-circus-dave-maric

Holly Melia Dynamic flautist Holly Melia (from the Tempest Flute Trio), performs iconic contemporary works that redefine the rhythmic and aural contours of the flute. Take a sonic ride through the pulsating beats of Steve Reich’s Minimalist masterpiece 'Vermont Counterpoint' (flute, alto flute, piccolo, and tape), the daring sounds of Stockhausen’s 'Susanni’s Echo' (amplified flute) and Shulamit Ran’s 'East Wind for Solo Flute'.As always, interspersed between live performances, Nonclassical DJs will be spinning the most stimulating new sounds in experimental and contemporary classical music.

>>> Buy Tickets: £5 advance (£6 door)