Monthly Archives: March 2011


In January of this year, the Sunday Times ran an article entitled ‘Classically strained’ where it attempted a cautious probe into what it called ‘a fresh genre’ – accessible tonal new music produced on independent labels and demonstrating a popular … Continue reading

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the biting point in BERLIN

We spent a week recently in Berlin and had the chance to get a fairly cursory overview of its contemporary music scene. Expectations were high, not just because of the city’s modern reputation as a unique artistic milieu, but also … Continue reading

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Mixtape theory: Sympho’s ARCO

Great big New York happening, the premiere of an evening-long work from immersive orchestral reformists Sympho to open the Tune-In Festival at the Park Avenue Armory in February, ticks many of our boxes where the direction of composition and the … Continue reading

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Live Review: Tansy Davies @ nonclassical, Cargo

Troubairitz album launch at Cargo, Shoreditch feat. Azalea Ensemble and the Ritter Duo (I think…) This month’s nonclassical was a perfect example of the ‘classical club-night’ at its best. Relocated to Cargo for the occasion of the label’s launch of … Continue reading

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Silent Opera at the Coming Up festival

Last week, as part of the Coming Up festival – a joint venture of Old Vic New Voices and IdeasTap giving a unique platform to emerging young artists in various different disciples – director Daisy Evans presented a particularly original … Continue reading

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nonclassical podcasts

Gabriel Prokofiev’s nonclassical record label put out their first podcast this week on their website, curated by composer Tansy Davies, whose launch for new album Troubairitz is tomorrow at Cargo. The podcast, which promises to be a regular thing, features … Continue reading

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