Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will now be hosting our Dan Samsa Curates event on 10 July at The Albany, Deptford SE8 4AG.
Natalia Franklin Pierce has been appointed Executive Director of nonclassical.
Reporting to our Board of Trustees and leading our small team, Natalia will be in charge of devising and delivering an innovative programme of work across our events, label and artist development programmes.
Specialising in artist development and holding a wealth of experience in producing complex, large-scale events and experimental projects, Natalia joins nonclassical from the London Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery team, where she manages the Panufnik Composers, LSO Soundhub and LSO Jerwood Composer+ schemes. Previously she has worked with Multi-Story Orchestra as a freelance producer, and new music charity Sound and Music.
Natalia says, “I am excited about the opportunity to lead nonclassical, with its focus on bringing cutting-edge experimental work to new audiences through its events and label. It is an organisation I have long-admired, and so it is a huge privilege for me to follow the great work that Eleanor Ward has done over the past four years and continue to work with composers.” Natalia will take up the position at the beginning of August.
Commenting on Natalia’s appointment, Michael Noonan, nonclassical’s Chair, says:
“The Board are pleased to welcome Natalia Franklin Pierce to nonclassical as our new Executive Director. Natalia has the passion for new music that we were looking for, and brings with her a wealth of experience working with composers and music creators, and reaching out to new audiences.
“Natalia will lead the team and our organisation, building on all that has been achieved with great events, and rich relationships with funders and partners. We are keen to help our Associate Composers and artists to create new work; bring in new audiences and make the most of the nonclassical label and our amazing back catalogue.
“We are looking forward to working together.”
Music, sound art and public sculpture meld together with Dominic Murcott’s The Harmonic Canon, his British Composer Award winning composition featuring one half-tonne double bell, an array of unusual metal percussion and two virtuosic percussionists.
nonclassical is looking for a new Executive Director with a passion for new music and a belief in developing artists, alongside the experience to develop the organisation strategically, artistically and financially.
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.
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.