Festival Details - "GABRIEL PROKOFIEV PRESENTS: OSCILLATIONS LABEL LAUNCH mini-festival"...
Start: Sunday, July 3, 2022 4:00PM
End: Sunday, July 3, 2022 11:00PM
Expect striking live electronic music that tells stories; music that reflects on social and personal themes; from London, Lagos, Leicester & beyond; presented in immersive surround-sound, using Iklectik’s special multi-speaker, ambisonics system. A move away from the minimalist approach that dominates the electonic music scene., a chance to close your eyes and enjoy ‘cinema for your ears’. + Imaginative DJ-sets (in the Iklectik yard) will alternate with the live performances.
- Gabriel Prokofiev will give the world premier performance of his new EP: Howl! (an intense electronic composition that explores the struggles of protest & onslaught of ). And give the UK premier of his recent album: Breaking Screens (for Electronics & Strings - alongside leading Nigerian String Ensemble: Dulcis Ensemble - who will also perform their own works)
- Ibukun Sunday, rising star of Nigerian alternative electronic music, will present his unique synth + field recording soundscapes.
- Jonty Harrison, Leading electroacoustic composer & founder of pioneering 3D sound-system: BEAST, (and also Gabriel Prokofiev’s teacher at Birmingham University) will take the audience on an exquisite deep listening experience with his delicately composed contemporary music concrete. A rare chance to some of his most recent works diffused by the composer himself.
- John Richards (Dirty Electronics) will presents a brand new work exploring narrative form within his world of self-made electronic circuitry.
DJ-sets in the Iklectik yard will come from: Classical Mechanics, Philippe Petit, Gabriel Prokofiev, Barbara Stahl,
+ more live acts TBA.
Gabriel Prokofiev is composer & producer of electronic & classical music. He is the founder of Nonclassical label & events, and in 2022 Oscillations. Through Nonclassical, he has been one of the leading proponents of presenting classical music in non-traditional venues, & created remixes of classical which are the central focus of his DJ sets. He cut his musical teeth in the 00s producing electronic music & Grime, before returning to his classical roots with a new urban-influenced vocabulary. He has composed electronic scores for Rambert Dance & Stuttgarter Ballet, His Concerto for Turntables has been performed by over 30 orchestras word-wide.
Ibukun Sunday is a sound artist and a violist and also a classical musician from Nigeria, living and working in Lagos Nigeria. Ibukun use sound to create electronic music, sound art, noise music, field-recording dark ambient and improvisations. He makes sounds to connect wild and human feelings. His kind of sound is a transcendental sound journey into the inner depths.
Jonty Harrison is a composer and professor of multichannel ‘acousmatic’ electroacoustic music, with a particular interest in the use of real-world sounds. Many of his compositions are notable for their economic use of source sounds, such as his seminal work ‘Klang’ (1982), which creates a rich gestural composition from just the sounds of an earthenware casserole dish. Over the past 40 years he has taught a number of composers from the UK and overseas, many of whom are now leading figures in the composition and teaching of electroacoustic music themselves. In 1982 he founded BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre), which is recognised as one of the leading multi-speaker sound systems for the presentation of acousmatic music (music composed especially for loudspeakers) in the world.
John Richards’ music explores Dirty Electronics focusing on shared experiences, social interaction and critical making. He primarily uses self-built electronic circuits, some of which have been released as a series of hand-held synths on Mute Records. His work pushes the boundaries between music, performance art, electronics, and graphic design and is transdisciplinary as well as having a socio-political dimension.
Dulcis Ensemble are one of the leading independent string ensembles in Lagos, Nigeria. They have collaborated several times with composer/Kora-player Tunde Jegede as part of his Nok Orchestra. They all trained in as classical string musicians in Lagos Nigeria. They are briefly visiting London in 2022, and this will be their only offiicial London performance this year.
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