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.
We spoke to Freya Waley-Cohen, our Associate Composer who curated our latest gig in The Victoria, with performers Liam Byrne and The Hermes Experiment. She tells us why she chose the music you heard on 12 July.
In the 13 years that we have been working as part of the contemporary classical scene a lot has changed...
We sat down with our Executive Director, to chat about what what Nonclassical is all about and what you can expect from our live events...
...although there was still some of that.
Fresh out of sixth form, living in London with a year to go until university, I wanted to experience the current music industry from a different perspective. Marketing, as opposed to composing or performing.