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Nonclassical Remixes and Originals, Vol. 1
     

Nonclassical Remixes and Originals, Vol. 1

 
Gabriel Prokofiev, the British composer, DJ, and producer (as well as the grandson of Sergey), founded the label Nonclassical Recordings and began establishing Nonclassical nightclubs in 2004 because of his conviction that "contemporary classical music can have the same presence and appeal as other genres of music and should not be restricted

Overview

Gabriel Prokofiev, the British composer, DJ, and producer (as well as the grandson of Sergey), founded the label Nonclassical Recordings and began establishing Nonclassical nightclubs in 2004 because of his conviction that "contemporary classical music can have the same presence and appeal as other genres of music and should not be restricted to concert events alone." Prokofiev brings a background in dance music and electronica as well as classical to the project and the results should be of interest to fans of the genres, particularly of cutting-edge new classical music. Many of the nine albums Nonclassical released before Remixes and Originals, Vol. 1, in 2011 have a strong electronic element, and most of them have at least a few tracks of remixes. This album of tracks from the nine releases includes one CD of movements from the original pieces and one CD of remixes. The music is ample proof that the integration of the latest trends in rock and classical offers almost limitless possibilities and cannot be pigeonholed into a single genre. Hip-hop converges with classical in Prokofiev's propulsive and witty "Concerto for turntables and orchestra," performed by DJ Yoda and Heritage Orchestra, and it practically sounds like a remix itself. Consortium5, a recorder quintet, produces timbres and pyrotechnics unlike quite any music the instruments are usually associated with. Percussionist Joby Burgess delivers a dazzling virtuosic performance of "Import/Export," made up entirely of sounds produced by "junk" -- soda bottles, oil drums, plastic bags, and wooden pallets -- and their electronic permutations, a multimedia political work that addresses the ecological consequences of industrial waste as well as delighting the ear. Nonclassical's house policy for remixes is to use only the sounds of the original compositions, with no imported samples or rhythm tracks. The remixes don't suffer from this restriction and they all demonstrate the edgy inventiveness of their creators. The album should whet listeners' appetites to seek out the albums these tracks were taken from and explore the richness of Nonclassical's ambitious vision.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/2011
Label:
Nonclassical
UPC:
0689492105426
catalogNumber:
10

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nic Pendlebury   Conductor
DJ Yoda   DJ
Elysian Quartet   String Quartet
Heritage Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Powerplant   Ensemble
Génia   Piano
Trinity College of Music String Ensemble   Ensemble
Joby Burgess   Bottle,Loops
Tansy Davies   Sampling
Chris Austin   Conductor
Mercury Quartet   Ensemble
Consortium5   Ensemble
Victoria Harrild   Cello
Scott Lygate   Clarinet,Ensemble Director
Hannah Gill   Piano
Azalea Ensemble   Ensemble
Aisha Orazbayeva   Violin
Rehanna Browne   Flute

Technical Credits

John Richards   Composer,Producer,Original Material,Engineering
Nick Ryan   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Original Material
Mark Williams   Engineer
John Matthias   Composer,Executive Producer,Original Material
Simon Askew   Engineer
Paul Conboy   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Thom Yorke   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Martin Catherall   Original Cover Photography
Max De Wardener   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Edmund Cavill   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Joe Goddard   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Paul McGee   Original Cover Photography
Fernando Corona   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Andy Prior   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Nick Phillips   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Jamie Vex'd   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Tivannagh L'Abbé   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Will Dutta   Executive Producer
Kit Venables   Engineer
Gabriel Prokofiev   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Remixing,Text,Original Material,Remix Arrangement
Marcas Lancaster   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Tansy Davies   Composer,Executive Producer
David Schweitzer   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Amory Leader   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Ross Clarke   Original Cover Photography
Richard Lannoy   Composer,Engineer,Remixing,Original Material,Remix Arrangement
Matt Appleton   Original Cover Photography
Monster Morphée   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Harry Cameron-Penny   Composer,Original Material
Corentin Chassard   Composer,Original Material
Antoine Françoise   Composer,Original Material
Luke Styles   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Kathryn Butler   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Darren Bloom   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Brooks Frederickson   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Andrew Cooke   Composer,Remixing,Remix Arrangement
Cecilia Lundgren   Original Cover Photography
Vlad Maistorovici   Composer,Original Material
Stephen Dexter   Artwork,Photo Booklet
Sam Mackay   Text
Makila Nsika   Compilation Coordinator

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