Lola de la Mata, is a London-based French composer, artist and multi-instrumentalist who is particularly interested in how the physicality of sound can be embodied within her music. Over the next year, she’ll be writing a new work, curating a nonclassical night and appearing on our Outside the Lines release as part of our Associate Composers Scheme.
Ahead of the scheme, we caught up with Lola to discuss her influences, starting points and what it means to her to be a composer in the 21st century.
Congratulations to yangqin player Reylon for his winning performance at Battle of the Bands on 23 January.
Ahead of Battle of the Bands on 23 Jan, we talked to previous winners Heloise Werner from The Hermes Experiment and Heidi Heidelberg about their experience of Battle of the Bands and what they’ve gone on to do since.
nonclassical speak to composer Nico Muhly about the composition of his piece ‘Keep in Touch’, the weirdness of violas, and collaborating with Anohni.
Ahead of his performance at The Victoria, Dalston on 14 November, Benedict has shared with us his graphic scores from Guerrillas, a part-conceptual, part-improvised work which aims to push both the player and the listener to its limits.
Our July Club night is almost upon us, and we’re excited to present the launch of electronic musician and expert analogue tinkerer Tom Richards’ new LP PINK NOTHING. To give you a taste of what you might expect on 31 July, here’s a bit about the performers involved.
Composer and saxophonist Charlotte Harding shares her experience of being part of Nonclassical's Associate Composers scheme.
Cortical Songs is a work in four movements by Nick Ryan and John Matthias for string ensemble and solo violin in which the orchestra is partially controlled by a tiny computer 'brain'. It's being performed live at Rise of the Machines #2 on 18 March in Village Underground, Shoreditch. Find out more about this groundbreaking piece.
18 March is the date the world's first Concerto for Drum Machine & Orchestra will be heard live, in a gig hosted at Village Underground, as part of Convergence festival. Each of the five parts has been written by a different composer, each with their own style. We interview the composers...
As a female-led music organisation, Nonclassical has always been supporting women in music. In honour of International Women's Day, Executive Director Eleanor Ward reflects on her work at Nonclassical and the organisation's approaches and achievements.
Watch brilliant Jessica Cottis talk about her upcoming gig at Rise of the Machines #2 on 18 March at Village Underground in our Nonclassical video interview. The conductor tells us more about what she's most looking forward to, how she prepared for the performance and gives us an outlook on the future of technology and classical music.
The first ever Concerto for Drum Machine & Orchestra, which will have its premiere at Rise of the Machines #2 on March 18, is made up of five different parts, each written by a different composer. We interviewed composer Laurence Osborn to find out more about the composition process, his vision and inspiration for the work and why his movement Interdimensional Cable is called after an episode of the TV series Rick and Morty.
The London-based cello ensemble Tre Voci has recently had a chat with Resonance FM and shared some of their music live in the studio, including pieces from their upcoming performance at Union Chapel and excerpts from their release on nonclassical records, which will be launched on the same day.
Find out what it's like to intern at Nonclassical.
The British-Norwegian Cello Ensemble Tre Voci performs a repertoire ranging from transcriptions of medieval and renaissance vocal music to contemporary commissions. Members Torun Stavseng and Gregor Riddell tell us more about their London performance at Union Chapel, their collaboration with pianist and organist Kit Downes and their fascination with Gamelan music.
Bryn Harrison, a recipient of the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Composers, has composed To Shadow, a new 35-minute piece work to be premiered in Union Chapel on 7 February by the unique combination of cello trio (Tre Voci), gamelan (Southbank Gamelan Players) and organ (Kit Downes). We interviewed him to find out more about his new composition, ahead of hearing it live in Islington's stunning octagonal Grade I-listed church.
Discover the dark background behind Langham Research Centre's new album Tape Works Vol. 1.
We have a look at what previous winners of Battle of the Bands have achieved and how winning Battle of the Bands has inspired them to promote new classical music.
We spoke to Colin Alexander, member of cello trio Tre Voci ahead of their performance of Orbits at the Institute of Contemporary Arts.