Monday 20th – Sunday 26th October: Nonclassical Residency @ Red Gallery
1-3 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DT

This October we’re celebrating our tenth anniversary with a week-long residency at Shoreditch’s Red Gallery. We’ll be hosting live music, DJ sets, a panel discussion, a photography exhibition and the launch of a very special new book We Break Strings tracing the recent history of London’s alt-classical scene. Dimtri Djuric’s Images from the book will be on display throughout the week. Plus there will be happy-hour every day from 5pm with DJs + the Nonclassical cocktail.

Monday 20 October, 6.30pm: We Break Strings Book and Photographic Exhibition Launch:
The official book launch for We Break Strings, by Thom Andrewes and Dimitri Djuric, with live performances from artists featured in the book: Aisha Orazbayeva (Bach 2nd Sonata - Feldman for Aaron Copland), Neil Luck (My Dull Mouth), Vicious Circus plus Nonclassical DJs. You will be able to buy copies of We Break Strings for the first time, and the creative team behind the book will be on hand to sign copies!


Thursday 23 October - Nonsalon panel discussion / Nonclassical Club
7pm: Nonsalon panel discussion: FREE register for TICKETS HERE 
We bring together some of the key players in the new music revolution for a panel discussion exploring the contemporary classical music scene in London. Panelists include: Paul Morley (The Guardian / Sinfini Music) Igor Toronyi-Lalic (LCMF), Kerry Andrew (Juice Vocal Ensemble), Tim Rutherford-Johnson (The Rambler), Kate Whitley (Multi-Story Orchestra), with Gabriel Prokofiev & Thom Andrewes.

8.30pm - 12am: Clubnight: £6 in advance / £8 on the door TICKETS HERE
Performing will be the first group to perform and record for Nonclassical in 2004, ‘Feisty boundary pushers’ (Metro) The Elysian Quartet; alongside ClapTON ensemble and new ensemble Abstruckt plus Nonclassical DJs.

Elysian Quartet
One of the UK’s foremost quartets for contemporary music, the Elysian Quartet has worked closely with composers such as Meredith Monk and Graham Fitkin, and in 2012 performed Stockhausen’s notorious Helicopter Quartet as part of the first ever complete staging of his Mittwoch Aus Licht. The group  was at the heart of Nonclassical’s beginnings ten years ago, performing at the first events and recording Gabriel Prokofiev’s first two quartets for release on the Nonclassical label.

ClapTON Ensemble
clapTON ensemble is committed to performing challenging repertoire by some of the most unique compositional voices of today. Founded by Elo Masing and Camilo Mendez, both living in Clapton (East London), it aims to showcase exciting new music that for some reason has rarely or never been performed in the UK.


'Abstruckt’ is a newly formed collective of percussionists, passionate about the performance of contemporary and experimental music. The nature of their performances often strongly incorporate theatrical and choreographic artistry, adding many new dimensions to the way an audience is able to process the works presented to them.

Members of the group have performed together all across the UK and Europe to very high acclaim, and are looking forward to continually challenging themselves and audiences with their unique approach to musical interpretation.

Repertoire performed across the events, more TBA

Neil Luck - My Dull Mouth

Aisha Orazbayeva - Bach 2nd Sonata, Feldman For Aaron Copland

Elysian Quartet - Richard Skelton/Elysian Quartet, Above Below

Meredith Monk, Obsidian Chord and Phantom String from String Songs

ClapTON ensemble Anna Romashkova Jingwe / Neil Luck Clubc

plus a short solo improvisation by Benedict Taylor

Abstruckt Ensemble Ceci, n'est pas une balle - Benigo/Esperet/Noyer / Doppleriana, Loevendie / Modulations, Vuille / Okho, Xenakis

In association with Sinfini Music