NottFAR is delighted to announce a partnership with new music promoter, record label and club night Nonclassical in bringing the latest edition of NottNOISE online. Launched in 2019, NottNOISE started as a quarterly night at Rough Trade Nottingham showcasing new experimental music and creative sound practices from the Midlands. With venues closed in the wake of the pandemic, we’re pleased to work with Nonclassical in bringing the programme online.
We’ll be presenting a series of specially-recorded performances, with a new selection released every Friday starting 6 November through to 18 December, encompassing contemporary classical music, electronica, noise, and sound art. The programme will feature performances from AJA, Stephen Crowe, Cobalt Duo, Dushume, Dirty Electronics, Galvanize Ensemble, Pascall Meyer, Simon Paterson, Primary, and Xenia Pestova Bennett. Featured composers include Frank Abbot, David Jackman, Rebecca Lee, Helen Papaioannou, Elizabeth Kelly, Duncan MacLeod, Fumiko Miyachi, and Michael Wolters, among others.
NottFAR are delighted to announce that the inaugural Midlands New Music Symposium will take place online on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th of December, 2020. The weekend will feature a variety of talks, lecture-recitals and concerts with guest keynote from composer Simon Emmerson. The final programme for the weekend will be available on our website from Monday 23 November. Further information on how to subscribe to join this event will be posted shortly.
The programme, developed by the University’s Nottingham Forum for Artistic Research (NottFAR), will showcase new music from the Midlands alongside contemporary repertoire from further afield, performed by pre-eminent performers including trombonist John Kenny, flautist Carla Rees, and clarinettist Sarah Watts. The weekend will also feature electroacoustic works programmed in partnership with the De Montfort University’s Institute of Sonic Creativity.
The New Music Weekend programme will be announced in February.
Due to recent developments related to Covid-19 (coronavirus), we regret to announce that all NottFAR events, including Nottingham New Music Weekend and Midlands New Music Symposium, will be postponed until further notice. We are monitoring the situation and hope to reschedule to later this year or early 2021. Stay safe and thank you for your understanding.