23.09.2011, Words by Zara Wladawsky

NONCLASSICAL's September podcast

NONCLASSICAL is a club-night and record label based in London that’s been pioneering a movement in classical music nightlife since 2003. It’s founder, Gabriel Prokofiev has built a loyal following over the years and thrown events at Peckham’s Bussey Building, Hoxton’s The Macbeth, and Shoreditch’s The Horse & Groom. I was blown away at the first NONCLASSICAL party I went to three years ago by how incongruous the crowd was to the older, posh, beard-stroking image that is often associated with contemporary classical music. Prokofiev has truly brought a genre once thought inaccessible to the capitol’s younger audiences through live performances and resident DJs. The record label has also enjoyed success with a wealth of stunning pieces by talented young composers, and has even commissioned remixes from the likes of Thom Yorke and Hot Chip. Each month they post a podcast on their site and September’s mix has been crafted together by their next headliner, G Project.


1. David Essex – Rock On
2. John Metcalfe – Copper Beach
3. Duke Quartet – Different Trains for String Quartet & Tape: III. After The War (Steve Reich)
4. Elvis Costello & The Brodsky Quartet – Swine
5. Biliana Voutchkova – Claude Vivier Piece for Violin & Clarinet
6. Red Fish Blue Fish & Steve Schick – Rebonds B
7. Colin Riley – Coil
8. Lorraine Hunt Lieberson with Bosston Symphony Orchestra – 5 Neruda Songs: Amor Mio, Si Muero Y Tu No Mueres
9. Elisabeth Perry and Andrew Ball – Poems & Toccatas No. 1
10. Don Caballero – Mmmmm Acting, I Love Me Some Good Acting

G Project play NONCLASSICAL on 5th October, 2011 at Troy Bar, London

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