17.04.2015 Nonclassical // TOKYO vol.1
We're immensely excited to announce that in collaboration with the legendary Tokyo venue Superdeluxe we are making our debut in Asia this April with a clubnight celebrating the links between the alternative classical scenes in London and Tokyo.
Traversing the common ground between contemporary classical and electronic soundscapes, from London we welcome Premieres and Asian Premieres from founder Gabriel Prokofiev and associated artists Tansy Davies ("a live wire … impossible to pigeonhole" - The Times) and avant-electronics guru John Richards. Plus new work from Sam Mackay & James Greer.
Representing the local scene are virtuosic performances and new music from Emiko Miura and Shohei Amimori (Music Competition Japan 2013 composition 1st Prize, J-Wave Radio Sakamoto finalist, Messiaen Prize, Academie de Musique Francaise, Kyoto 2013), alongside brain-shatteringly intense free improvisation from Atsuko Hatano.
Headlining the bill is a once in a lifetime Medieval DJ set from legendary Tokyo musician Keiji Haino. Seven years ago Haino performed a one-off DJ set of purely medieval music in Superdeluxe, which has become the stuff of legend. After a long wait, this will be only the second time he has performed in this guise so we can expect more than a few surprises.
Direct from London, Nonclassical resident DJs Sam Mackay, Nwando and James Greer are hosting the evening, spinning Nonclassical label favourites, leftfield electronica, glitch, and premieres of their own brand new remixes.