Todd Reynolds / Peter Gregson / Gabriel Prokofiev: An INNOVAtive/Nonclassical Evening
Joe's Pub presents three of the most innovative musicians working in contemporary classical music, together on one bill, in a night that promises to explore the new common ground at the crossroads of classical and electronica.
"daredevil" digital-violinist Todd Reynolds , whose recent album Outerborough
was named Amazon's Best Classical release of 2011 continues to infect the New
York and international music scene with a passion borne of rock n roll and a
sensibility which any 'new music afficionado' can appreciate. The Bang on a Can
and Steve Reich violinist will perform a work or two from Outerborough and
interface in remixed conversations with his London counterparts.
Peter Gregson, described by The New Yorker as 'at the forefront of the new music scene', is a British cellist who has collaborated with Tod Machover and Max Richter, among many other luminaries. He will be marking the first US performance of Nonclassical's latest release, Cello Multitracks (written by Gabriel Prokofiev), which he premiered in London in 2011.
Gabriel Prokofiev, who is also in the US for the world premiere of his latest orchestral work, has gained a unique status as an innovative, far-reaching figure within British contemporary music. His work as a composer has brought instruments such as turntables, electric guitars, and oil drums, to high profile concerts including the BBC Proms, earning him critical acclaim in the process. Meanwhile, as a DJ Prokofiev has carved a singular reputation, playing to audiences at the New York Met and around the world, combining his background in urban music production with a passion for 20th and 21st century classical music.