NottNOISE x Nonclassical

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.


Midlands New Music Symposium to take place online on 5-6 December!

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.


Midlands New Music Symposium & New Music Weekend launch!

2020 heralds the inaugural Nottingham New Music Weekend that will see a variety of concerts and events, including a two-day Midlands New Music Symposium at Lakeside Arts Centre as well as various venues across the city. The theme of this year’s New Music Weekend is Deep Sounds, namely works for low pitched instruments.

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.

Coronavirus Update

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.

NottNOISE v.2

Monday 16 March 2020
Rough Trade Nottingham
Doors 7pm – 7.30pm start.
Free Entry

Join us for the next instalment of our quarterly night NottNOISE showcasing new music, electronica, noise, and sound art from the Midlands. Tonight’s line-up features pianist Xenia Pestova-Bennett; clarinettist Tom Jackson performing a new work by Stephen Crowe; electronic duo John Richards (Dirty Electronics) and Amit Patel (Dushume); and electronic improvisor Murray Royston-Ward.