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Dominic Murcott: The Harmonic Canon

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Dominic Murcott: The Harmonic Canon

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.

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Fri 13th + Sat 14th June 2014/ Nonclassical Latvia & Lithuania

Nonclassical are heading to northern Europe for two very special concerts in Latvia and Lithuania.

Friday 13th June// Baltais Fligelis, Riga, Latvia

Main concert:

Concerto Pour Vibraphone et Orchestre à Cordes (by Emmanuel Sejourné)

Spheres – G Prokofiev

Concerto for Bass Drum – G Prokofiev

Howl - G Prokofiev

Club:

DJs Gabriel Prokofiev, Nwando Ebizie

Cello Multitracks + remixes

Joby Burgess – percussion set featuring:

Temazcal,  Javier Alvarez

Until My Blood Is Pure, Max de Wardener

Fanta®,  Gabriel Prokofiev

Electric Counterpoint, Steve Reich

The Boom and The Bap, Matthew Fairclough

Saturday 14th June// Lithuania

DJs Gabriel Prokofiev, Nwando Ebizie

Cello Multitracks + remixes

Joby Burgess – percussion set featuring:

Temazcal,  Javier Alvarez

Until My Blood Is Pure, Max de Wardener

Fanta®,  Gabriel Prokofiev

Electric Counterpoint, Steve Reich

The Boom and The Bap, Matthew Fairclough

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Graph It! Special Graphic Score Project

Cornelius Cardew, Treatise

In the 1950s and 60s, composers such as Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman and Cornelius Cardew experimented with new forms of notation, giving birth to the concept of the graphic score. Using visual symbols to represent sounds in an immediate and expressive way, they created striking visual compositions of breathtaking aesthetic power. These works that ranged from simple elegance to baffling complexity blurred the lines between art and music, and radically opened up performance opportunities to non-formally trained musicians.

For our next night, The Hermes Experiment will perform a free improvisation set inspired by John Cage’s iconic graphic score Variations IV. Ahead of this, make your own graphic score for The Hermes Experiment. Our Battle of the Bands co-winner, Hermes is a new quartet with big ideas and a big sound, plus a unique set of instruments (soprano, clarinet, double bass, and harp). Unapologetically adventurous and fearless, these new kids on the block are shaking up the contemporary classical world through their lively performances and diehard commitment to new music.

For tickets and more info about the 5 June concert, click here

To start your graphic score, it’s simple - just imagine the musical sounds you’d like and start drawing them using any type of visual representation. Squiggles, lines, shapes, words are all welcome - the possibilities are endless.

Once completed, just take a picture of it and share with us over Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using #graphit. Winning selections will be played on video by Hermes on Nonclassical's Instagram profile - so get your creative juices flowing, paper and pencil ready, and draw out some new sounds...

UPDATE! The Hermes Experiment have now filmed three of the submitted graphic scores (instagram.com/nonclsscl), but you can still submit yours on Twitter or Instragram to be in with a chance of them performing it live on June 5th.

"SPILLIGAN" by Christie O'Regan

Saturday 17th May 2014/ Nonclassical Vienna

On Saturday 17th May Nonclassical presents an exciting night of contemporary classical music in Vienna as part of Classical Next. There will be a live performance of the critically acclaimed work ‘Cello Multitracks’ a suite of contrasting movements for nine layered cello parts composed by Gabriel Prokofiev, performed by Lithuanian cellist Gleb Pyšniak. Renowned German composer Moritz Eggert will play outtakes from his piano oeuvre, in which eccentricity meets "Gemuetlichkeit" and ironic sincerity. There will also be new music from the talented students of the Austrian University for Music and Performing Arts. In true Nonclassical style DJ Nwando Ebizie will be spinning the most stimulating new sounds in experimental, electronica, and contemporary classical music with remixes from the Nonclassical label.

Line-up: Gabriel Prokofiev (UK), Composer & DJ // Moritz Eggert (D), Piano // Gleb Pyšniak (LT/AT), Cello // Students of the MDW University for Music & Performing Arts Vienna + DJ sets by Gabriel Prokofiev and resident DJ Nwando Ebizie (UK)

Saturday 17th May 2014, 8.30pm @ Porgy & Bess

Tickets & more information

Thursday 5th June 2014/ The Hermes Experiment & Max Welford @ The Shacklewell Arms

The Hermes Experiment

Feat: The Hermes Experiment / Max Welford / Nonclassical DJs

£5 adv / £6 Door (wegottickets)

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8.00pm, The Shacklewell Arms

This month Nonclassical travels to the extreme boundaries of ensemble and solo playing, presenting emerging young artists who have exploded onto the contemporary classical scene. We welcome the bold voices of our 2014 Battle of the Bands co-winners The Hermes Experiment, along with adventurous clarinetist Max Welford.

The Hermes Experiment, a newly formed quartet with unique instrumentation (soprano, clarinet, double bass, harp), is on an ambitious mission to shake-up the contemporary classical world, regularly commissioning new works, playing creative rearrangements, and diving into free improvisation. They will give the world premiere of Black Sea by Ed Scolding, an emerging London composer who won Nonclassical’s composition competition last year. The ensemble will also perform selections from the iconic graphic score Variations IV by John Cage, Scenes from the Garden of Love by Jonathan Woolgar (2010 BBC Proms Inspire Young Composers’ Competition Winner), and new arrangements of Bernstein and Gershwin. We are also running our own experiment called Graphit! you can submit your own graphic score for The Hermes Experiment to perform on video, and one will be performed live on June 5th - click here for more information.

Also appearing on the night is emerging clarinetist Max Welford (2014 Park Lane Group Young Artist), who is making major waves in the classical music world. His thoughtful virtuosity and artistry has been praised as “oozing class” (The Guardian) and exuding “rhythmic bite” (The Times). Welford brings his electric energy, gutsy interpretations, and nuanced colours to challenging works for solo clarinet by Bach, Berio, Stravinsky, Jorg Widmann and Tiberiu Olah.

As always Nonclassical resident DJs will be mixing the best in contemporary classical, experimental electronica, and more.

To submit your own graphic score and get it performed by Hermes click here

Wednesday 30th April 2014/ Nonclassical @ Science Museum Lates

Join Nonclassical artist Klavikon and DJ Nwando for an evening of beats and blips as they explore groundbreaking electronic repertoire by rule-breakers and mavericks from the 60s to the present day at the Science Museum Lates. A meeting of underground East London club culture, contemporary classical and electronics. You’ll also get a last chance to see the spectacular exhibition, Collider.

Wednesday 30th April 2014 18.45–22.00, Free Entry Science Museum. Exhibition Road, South Kensington London, SW7 2DD

For more info on the Science Museum Lates click here.

Friday 16th May 2014/ Nonclassical @ Classical Next

When traditional record company models no longer work, what next?

It's a question Nonclassical founder Gabriel Prokofiev has been addressing for the past ten years, and on 16th May will be discussing on a panel at Classical Next in Vienna.

Moderated by Gramophone magazine’s James Jolly, Gabriel and  fellow innovative music entrepreneurs John Anderson of Odradek Records and Marc Tritschler of the record co-operative Testklang, will discuss topics including peer review-led A&R decision-making, co-operative funding, the recording environment and philosophy, and working with partners to get the message across.

Info:

Friday, 16 May 2014 | 15:00 - 15:45 | Lecture Hall

http://www.classicalnext.com/program/conference/conference_schedule/session_20

Sunday 11th May 2014/ Nonclassical @ York Spring Festival of New Music

We're very excited to be taking part in this years York Spring Festival of New Music, a genre defying weekend (9-11th May) of musical discovery and creativity across the whole City of York.

On Sunday 11th May Nonclassical DJ Nwando Ebizie will be spinning the most stimulating new sounds in experimental, electronica, and contemporary classical music with remixes from the Nonclassical label. There will also be a live performance of the critically acclaimed work ‘Cello Multitracks’ a suite of contrasting movements for nine layered cello parts composed by Gabriel Prokofiev, by a cellist and composer described as "working at the forefront of the new music scene" (The New Yorker), Peter Gregson.

Links

Tickets: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=UNIOFYORK&organ_val=org_id&pid=7698589

http://petergregson.co.uk/

http://www.mixcloud.com/dj_nwando/

Thursday 1 May: Nonclassical May Day Special March on Dalston @ The Shacklewell Arms

featuring: The Riot Ensemble / Neil Luck / Audrey Chen / The Broom Brigade £5 Adv / £6 Door (Wegottickets)

7.30pm, Gillett Square

Louis Andriessen - Workers Union

8pm, The Shacklewell Arms

Frederic Rzewski - Coming Together & Attica Luigi Nono - Non Consumiamo Marx Cornelius Cardew - Treatise (re-interpreted by Neil Luck) MAAP Collective - Music from White Haired Boy (new opera on Boris Johnson) Audrey Chen - Free improvisation with cello & voice




Uncovering the political voice of classical music

On May Day, Nonclassical uncovers the political voice of classical music and raises it to dangerous decibels. It’s a march on Dalston championing both iconic and new works charged with sociopolitical consciousness - get ready to take contemporary classical to the streets and lift a sonically defiant finger to the establishment.

The night opens with a free, symbolic outdoor performance in Gillett Square of Louis Andriessen’s punchy Workers Union performed by The Riot Ensemble, a collective of top emerging musicians. The march on Dalston then continues at The Shacklewell Arms, exploring iconic works of powerful revolutionary fervor, featuring Luigi Nono’s electroacoustic Non Consumiamo Marx on the 1968 student protests and culminating with Frederic Rzewski’s poignant masterpieces Coming Together and Attica, written in response to the tragic Attica prison riots.

Paired with these established works will be fresh new music that address politics today: composer/performer Neil Luck creatively reinterprets Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise with a modern day twist, The Broom Brigade performs White Haired Boy a new irreverent satirical opera on Boris Johnson by the MAAP Collective, and renowned experimental musician Audrey Chen expressively improvises with voice and cello on the May Day theme.

Between live performances, Nonclassical DJs will be spinning unique politically-themed sets, featuring music from Hans Eisler to Dead Prez.

Artist Pages The Riot Ensemble Neil Luck Audrey Chen

Thursday 13th March / Nonclassical @ Leeds Cockpit with: Gabriel Prokofiev / Juice Vocal Ensemble / Damien Harron + More

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We're in Leeds on the 13th March hosting a special club night as part of the International Festival for Artistic Innovation

The cross-disciplinary festival welcomes leading performers, composers and researchers from around the world for a week long event celebrating innovation. Highlights will include thought provoking and inspiring talks, workshops and live performances exploring the disparate and diverse fields of jazz, classical, and popular music.

Fresh off the back of their single launch in Feb, we're taking Juice Vocal Ensemble. Juice will be performing their brand new single Heal You (music by Anna Meredith) and songs from their forthcoming album, Laid Bare. The new album features specially created love songs by Gavin Bryars, Mica Levi aka Micachu, folk artist Jim Moray, and many more.

Alongside Juice, the audience can expect radical solo works for bass clarinet and electronics -- Jason Alder’s A’d Amssong that draws from Detroit’s legendary underground electronic dance music scene and Robert Ratcliffe’s Wake Up Call - a dialogue between jazz improvisation and contemporary electronic music. Other solo works will include Enrico Bertelli’s Drumactica 2.0 for augmented snare drum and Luis Bittencourt’s Memórias Líquidas for waterphone and live loops.

Alongside the live music, resident London DJs Gabriel Prokofiev and Nwando welcome guest DJ Damien Harron (percussionist, composer, and educator from Leeds College of Music), and as usual they'll be spinning the most stimulating new sounds in experimental and contemporary classical music.

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 7.30pm

The Cockpit, Leeds, tickets £10 / £8

http://www.lcm.ac.uk/whats-on/Upcoming-Performances/Nonclassical

http://www.nonclassical.co.uk/

http://www.lcm.ac.uk/whats-on/Festival

Thursday 6th March / Bastard Assignments / The Vicious Circus / Reich, Stockhausen and Shulamit Ran performed by Holly Melia

Nonclassical ventures into radical soundscapes of bold new music, free improvisation, and iconic solo flute repertoire. Prepare for three diverse and fiercely unapologetic acts that will shake-up curious ears and minds.

Bastard Assignments Headliners for the night, this cross-arts collective has been creating infectious buzz with their experimental performances in South East London. Performing new works by collective composers Timothy Cape, Fred Feeney, Edward Henderson and Paul McGuire, Bastards will adventurously expand the timbral colours of percussion, the durational extremes of the tuba, and the blending of spoken text with electronics.

Video: Sleep Spindles by Paul McGuire

The Vicious Circus This magnetic free improvisation duo consists of Dave Maric (small keyboard & electronics) and Elo Masing (violin, cello, electric guitar), both notable composers in their own right. Maric works closely with leading percussionist Colin Currie and Masing has had her works performed by the Kreutzer Quartet and members of the London Sinfonietta. Fearless improvisers, as a duo they create unpredictable journeys into surreal sound worlds, immersing the listener in mesmerising spontaneity and structural clarity. https://soundcloud.com/uncharted-soundscapes/the-vicious-circus-dave-maric

Holly Melia Dynamic flautist Holly Melia (from the Tempest Flute Trio), performs iconic contemporary works that redefine the rhythmic and aural contours of the flute. Take a sonic ride through the pulsating beats of Steve Reich’s Minimalist masterpiece 'Vermont Counterpoint' (flute, alto flute, piccolo, and tape), the daring sounds of Stockhausen’s 'Susanni’s Echo' (amplified flute) and Shulamit Ran’s 'East Wind for Solo Flute'.As always, interspersed between live performances, Nonclassical DJs will be spinning the most stimulating new sounds in experimental and contemporary classical music.

>>> Buy Tickets: £5 advance (£6 door)

Thursday 6th February - JUICE VOCAL ENSEMBLE Single Release Party @ The Shacklewell Arms + Support from LOOP MOTION

Juice Vocal Ensemble

‘Heal You’ Valentine’s Day Single Launch Release Party

+ Support + Nonclassical DJs

The Shacklewell Arms, London E8 2EB

6 February, 8pm

£5 Adv / £6 Door

"...close-harmonies that melt the heart...” (Richard Morrison, The Times)

We're back for more of our residency at East London’s Shacklewell Arms on 6th February, getting into the Valentine spirit and celebrating the launch of Juice Vocal Ensemble’s single “Heal You” with music by Anna Meredith and lyrics by Philip Ridley. “Heal You” is one of a collection of ten love songs as part of juice’s upcoming album, Laid Bare, which will be released in April.

Juice (‘The 21st century’s answer to the Swingles or the King’s Singers’ The Times) are at the forefront of the UK’s experimental/classical scene, performing new vocal music which draws on classical, world music, jazz, folk, pop, improvisation and theatre. They have featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM, and were the first UK prize winners in the history of the internationally-renowned Tampere Vocal Festival.

Juice‘s debut album ‘Songspin’ (Nonclassical, 2011) won an international Independent Music Award for Best Contemporary Classical Album in 2012. Featuring remixes by the likes of Camille producer MaJiker and Bjork collaborator Mikhail Karikis, it was reviewed by The Observer as “Eighteen immaculately achieved tracks, spanning Elisabeth Lutyens to Gabriel Prokofiev via folk song and avant garde, enchant and enthrall”.

For the single release launch party, there will also be support and Nonclassical resident DJs spinning the best in contemporary classical, avant-garde electronica and new music.

Check out their website: www.juicevocalensemble.net

We welcome a new duo supporting Juice, Loop Motion. They are Violeta Barrena (violin and loop station) and Martino Schovacricchi (cello and saxophone)

Individually and as an ensemble they have performed in prestigious London venues like The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Roundhouse, St. Martin in the Fields, The Bolivar Hall, The ICA as well as Pizza Express Jazz Club and Ronnie Scotts. Specializing in contemporary western classical music, some of it written down, some created and improvised on stage, they make a formidable combination and reference a whole range of influences. Check them out on Soundcloud HERE.

Nonclassical in Totnes & Canada + Gabriel Prokofiev Presents a New Concerto and more ...

NONCLASSICAL TOTNES

On the 31st of January we're at the Barrel House, Totnes for the first in a new series of satellite events there.

This first event will include live performances of music by Stockhausen and Lona Kozik, a homage to Ligeti's famous piece for 100 metronomes, electroacoustic music from Richard Gonski's Digital Music Archives, a new electrocoustic piece by Lucinda Guy, "Le bœuf sur le toit" 1919) for piano/four hands played to Charlie Chaplin's "The Floorwalker" PLUS amazing DJ sets from Nwando Ebizie.

More info on the Facebook Event Page

NONCLASSICAL TORONTO + GABRIEL PROKOFIEV IN CANADA

In other news, Gabriel Prokofiev is in Canada in late January where he's Roger D. Moore Distinguished Visitor in Composition for the University of Toronto Faculty of Music's New Music Festival. He's going to be involved in a series of talks and concerts, with the 28th January having a special NONCLASSICAL event, details HERE.

During his time in Canada he's writing this blog with updates about what's happening over there.

Gabriel will be in Pau, France in February for the premiere of a new piece - another for turntables, this time alongside trumpet and percussion. Details below ...

// 24 Jan – 2 Feb 2014 // University of Toronto – Distinguished Visitor in Composition Talks & Concerts: including Spheres, Concerto for Turntables, Cello Multitracks, String Quartet no.1, and more TBA Toronto, Canad a

28th January - Nonclassical at The Canadian Music Centre //  Details

// 5,6,7,8 February 2014 // Concerto for Trumpet, Turntables, Percussion and Orchestra PREMIERE Orchestre de Pau Pays de Béarn, France // conductor: Fayçal Karoui // Turntables: DJ Switch Palais Beaumont Centre de Congrès, Pau, France

Nonclassical @ Limewharf: A Hungarian Christmas

We're getting in to the holiday spirit, and celebrating with a FREE chamber music event. We're exploring string duo works for violin and cello by three iconic Hungarian composers — Bartók, Kodály, and Ligeti. These musical pioneers shook up classical music in the 20th century, weaving Magyar folk music with innovations like micropolyphony into their work to create original and expressive soundscapes. In keeping with the theme, there will also be traditional Eastern European folk music, Christmas treats, and a specially-themed DJ set from Nonclassical residents; expect to devour Beigli, dance to folk tunes, and shout “Boldog Karácsonyt!” by the end of the night.

We've invited two very exciting young musicians we've had our eye on to perform-

Violinist ELOISA-FLEUR THOM (" … a young British violinist of the front rank, impressively polished but with a distinctive and refined ear for character which is already making its special mark with audiences.” – Professor Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Principal, RAM)

Cellist MAX RUISI (Principal cellist, European Union Chamber Orchestra)

Individually the pair have been recipients of a long list of awards and together they are set to make a significant impact next year with their group 12 Ensemble, who have just been named Ensemble in Residence 2014 at the Forge in Camden.

PROGRAMME:

Kodály - Duo for Violin and Cello, Op.7 Ligeti - Hommage à Hilding Rosenberg Bartók - Selections from Hungarian Folk Melodies

Doors @ 6.30pm / Music @ 7.00pm Limewharf, Vyner Street E2 9DJ >>> Find this on Facebook eloisafleurthom.wordpress.com maxruisi.com

Thu 9th Jan 2014: Nonclassical Battle of The Bands

//// NEW SEASON OF MONTHLY CLUB NIGHTS @ THE SHACKLEWELL ARMS BEGINS 9/1/14 WITH A FREE ENTRY BATTLE OF THE BANDS ////

We're starting 2014 by moving our Monthly Club to a new venue The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston.

For the first club night of the year we're inviting submissions for entry to take part in our infamous BATTLE OF THE BANDS competition ...

Are you the next big thing in contemporary classical music? Forget all the embarrassing, ritualised humiliation of televised talent contests - Nonclassical's very own Battle of The bands presents the cutting edge of what is happening now in the classical world.

We've held the competition for five years now, with previous winners having even gone on to make excellent albums on Nonclassical Recordings, while both runners up and winners have gained exposure through performing at our events.

It's always one of our favourite nights, representing the full, diverse spectrum of contemporary music-making in London, from classically-inspired improvisation to live electronics, groups incorporating spoken word and extended vocal techniques, as well as more familiar groupings showcasing new work by emerging composers.

Information for Entrants This is a fantastic opportunity to perform at one of the UK’s leading alternative classical nights, and get involved in the scene: we are seeking to support the best in fresh young talent. It is an open contest for contemporary classical music groups, and instrumentation is limited only by your imagination. Any combination of acoustic and electronic instruments will be considered.

To be considered for entry please email: james@nonclassical.co.uk calling your email BATTLE OF THE BANDS.

PRIZES:

1st Prize:

- 1 bottle of Champagne - 10 CDs from the Nonclassical back catalogue - A slot at a Nonclassical monthly clubnight - Feature on Nonclassical website

- Runners Up:

- Feat on website - 3 CDs from the Nonclassical back catalogue - Free tickets to February's monthly Nonclassical Club

Event Details

Doors 8pm/9pm Start

The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EB

FREE ENTRY

+Nonclassical Resident DJs

Wed 13th Nov 2013: Steve Noble’s Top Kit Improv Drum Moments

We're really excited to have improv. extraordinaire Steve Noble performing at our Evolution of the Drum Kit night.

It's really incredible how versatile an instrument the drum kit can be and we're delighted to be able to show it as part of our festival.

Also appearing on the night will be in-demand session player Ralph Salmins and Congalese drummer Jean-Claude Webs, each providing their own spin on things

To whet your appetites for what's in store, here's some choice selections of Steve performing:

Here he is with Peter Brotzmann on sax:

With Alex Ward on clarinet:

With Steven O' Malley:

and Solo, on solo snare, cymbals + Percussion:

Fri 22nd Nov 2013: Pioneers of Percussion CLOSING NIGHT: Theatre of Percussion

/// 6pm / Limewharf, Vyner St. E2 9DJ ///

The closing night of the festival puts the spotlight on music in which performance art and extended technique stretch the boundaries of what percussion, and musical performance, can be ... expect plant pots, nudity, tables and tapdancing.

We'll be presenting works from composers including Rzewski, Globokar, Paul Burnell and Thierry De Mey.

We're delighted to be welcoming back some familiar faces from the Pioneers of Percussion series. Calie Hough, George Barton, and Catherine Ring, alongside Abstruckt and improv tapdancer Junior Laniyan.

They'll be performing:

Thierry de Mey - Silence Must Be

Francois Sarhan - Homework

F. Rzweski - Lost and Found

F. Rzweski - To the Earth

Serge Vuille - Modulation for two players on one snare drum

Vinko Globokar - ?Corporel

Thierry de Mey - Musique de Tables

Matthew Shlomowitz - Letter Pieces No.1

Paul Burnell - And She Flew

Paul Burnell - Psst

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Sun 10th Nov 2013: The West African Influence: Drumming Workshop

/// 1PM  / St. Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, E2 9PL ///

WORKSHOP

We're presenting  a workshop exploring the interaction between african drumming and Steve Reich's 1970's music. The workshop will be lead by African drummer Abass Dodoo (Ginger Baker),  and educator, and contemporary percussionist Serge Vuille.

The participants will get first hand participatory experience and essential theoretical knowledge of african drumming and rhythms, as well as of Steve Reich's 1970's music, influenced by his trip to Africa. Everyone will get to play drums and learn both traditional african and classic Reich rhythm and patterns. Abass and Serge will also share knowledge about the history of both these musical styles, reflect on how they can inform and influence each other and show scores, pictures and videos about Reich's Drumming, Music for Pieces of Wood and Clapping Music, and traditional and contemporary African Culture.

BIOGRAPHIES

Abass Dodoo was born into a family of well known royal drummers and from the age of 6yrs, he was inspired by his grandmother who taught him the drums by singing the rhythms. He was formally trained by his uncle, the famous Ghanaian master drummer Mustapha Tettey Addy, playing with the Royal Obonu Drummers from the age of 10years. Abass has been delivering workshops, performance and team building events for the past 30 years, nationally and internationally. He leads One-drum's dynamic performance work in a wide range of Africa’s drumming traditions.

Abass brings great understanding and awareness of his African cultural heritage to our contemporary, multicultural society through One-drum's educational workshops.

Serge Vuille is a freelance percussionist established in London. He founded and directs the ensemble We Spoke  since 2008 with which he regularly performs in London, Switzerland as well as Paris, Berlin, Florence, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro and Lima. He also plays with many ensembles including drums with the Martin Creed Band, percussion with the London Sinfonietta, and baroque percussions with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Serge is a professor for percussion at the Royal College of Music as a coach for the percussion ensemble and lecturer in experimental music.

Wed 6th Nov 2013: Nonclassical Pioneers of Percussion – NY/London: What’s Happening Now

MUSIC FROM: DAVID LANG / STEVE MARTLAND / TANSY DAVIES/DAVE MARIC / DAVID T. LITTLE / JUDD GREENSTEIN + NONCLASSICAL DJs

Very excited to be opening Pioneers of Percussion festival with a night in collaboration with New York's famous indie-classical label New Amsterdam.

Tracing the creative ties between these two great cities, it will be an overview of some of the most exciting new percussion-focused music currently being composed.

Music includes: David Lang: The Anvil Chorus Steve Martland: Starry Night Tansy Davies: Dark Ground Dave Maric: Run Chime David T. Little: Speak Softly Judd Greenstein: We Shall Be Turned

PLUS: The announcement and Premieres of our prize-winning piece for solo percussion. Competition details here.

Performers include: Catherine Ring (Colin Currie Group), James Larter (BBC Young Musician 2012 finalist), Tom Lee + Ryedale Players String Quartet: Mark Lee (Vln, Edward McCullagh (Vln), Joe Fisher (Vla), Gemma Kost (Cello) and special guests The Fellowship of The Ring.


Tickets: £5 Adv. / £6 on the door