“Nonclassical, the London-based indie-classical new-music label and club series run by the composer and producer Gabriel Prokofiev, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an expansion to New York,” writes Allan Kozinn in Tuesday’s (11/11) New York Times. “In a collaboration with the like-minded New Amsterdam label, Nonclassical will present the first New York installment” at the Brooklyn club Baby’s All Right, on Nov. 26 with performers Mobius Percussion, Mariel Roberts, Matt Evans, and DJ Li’l Miss Dolemite. “The same evening, Nonclassical will also present shows in London; Toronto; São Paulo; and Zurich. The label’s plan also calls for an Internet connection between the clubs in each city that would allow performers at each concert to play together. The program is to include works by Steve Reich, Jason Treuting and Mr. Evans…. Prokofiev, the son of the painter and sculptor Oleg Prokofiev, and the grandson of the composer Sergei Prokofiev, started Nonclassical in 2004, as an outlet for his own music and that of other young composers, as well as remixes of those recordings, often by pop musicians like Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Simon Tong of Gorillaz.” To read Prokofiev’s first-person essay about Nonclassical in Symphony, click here.
Posted November 12, 2014