The shortlist for Battle of the Bands 2019 has been announced. Featuring a smorgasbord of new and experimental music, the following finalists will battle it out in front of judges Eleanor Ward (nonclassical’s Executive Director), conductor Jessica Cottis and award-winning composer Dominic Murcott for the coveted first prize.
As 2018 comes to a close, we reflect on the year – from our favourite releases (not just on nonclassical!), to best live experiences, to personal highlights. We’ve made a year-end playlist – take a listen, and let us know any of your favourites on Twitter @nonclassical.
After a record number of applications, we’re proud to announce that our 2018-2020 Associate Composers are Lola de la Mata, Blasio Kavuma, Yfat Soul Zisso and Dan Potter.
Since nonclassical’s inception in 2004, we have been dedicated to developing and producing the best new music, pushing at the boundaries and conventions of the genre. As a charity, support is essential to the work we do. This Giving Tuesday, you can support nonclassical through the following ways.
Are you a solo artist or a member of a band with a passion for experimenting and pushing the boundaries of classical music? We're searching for the next big contemporary classical artists who are looking to establish themselves in the alternative-classical music scene as part of our Battle of the Bands contest.
Jim O'Rourke and group A rework the radiophonic music of Langham Research Centre – a new EP out on nonclassical on 2 November
Langham Research Centre’s radiophonic experiments are twisted into new shapes on Tape Reworks Vol. 1, a split EP featuring remixes by renowned experimental musician Jim O’Rourke and Berlin-based industrial band group A.
nonclassical returns to The Victoria, Dalston with a year-long bimonthly programme of experimental manifestos, flute workouts, return visits from nonclassical favourites, and the best new artists.
Mesmerising, immersive and heavily textured – Tom Richards’ new LP PINK NOTHING is now available to download and stream, and also buy on 12” vinyl.
Idiosyncratic and infectious – listen to 'Pink Something' by Tom Richards, taken from his upcoming release on nonclassical, 'PINK NOTHING'.
'PINK NOTHING' is out on 13 July, available on Spotify, Apple Music and on 12" vinyl LP via the nonclassical Bandcamp: nonclassical.bandcamp.com.
Catch Tom live at the Victoria in Dalston on 11 July. There'll also be dreamlike theremin and musical machinery from Sarah Angliss, and improvised vocal-driven drone poetry from Steph Horak.
The latest in our annual Outside the Lines series is out now. The all-female EP features some of the most exciting performers and composers to emerge from the new classical music scene in London.
Hey you! You're interested in classical music, but you hate all the rules around it? Then you've come to the right place! We're Nonclassical, a record label and club-night with an innovative approach to classical music, taking away the rules and breaking the constraints of the traditional concert hall. Sounds good? Then have a look at our job descriptions..
Get in the mood for Rise of the Machines #2 with our new Drum Machine playlist.
On 17 January six musicians and ensembles from the widest range of backgrounds and genres have joined us at The Victoria, Dalston for our annual Battle of the Bands competition, presenting the latest trends and sounds in today’s new classical music scene.
Langham Research Centre's Iain Chambers talks to Elizabeth Alker on BBC Radio 6.
Find out how you can enter Battle of the Bands 2018.
Langham Research Centre's highly anticipated new album is now available to purchase.
Tape Works Vol. 1, the new experimental electronic album from Langham Research Centre, is now available to pre-order from Bandcamp and iTunes.