Gabriel Prokofiev's Nonclassical announces electronic music festival

29 January 2013, 11:48 | Updated: 29 January 2013, 11:54

The Nonclassical club night and record label has announced a new festival of electronic music, celebrating composers like Messiaen, Stockhausen and Varèse.

Composer Gabriel Prokofiev's Nonclassical record label and club night has announced a festival to celebrate electronic music, entitled 'Pioneers of Electronic Music'. Beginning on March 6th and taking place across various locations around East London, the festival will include workshops, lectures, film screenings and performances.

Highlights of the festival will include the Dirty Electronics Workshop on March 9th, which will help participants construct their own synthesiser and give them the opportunity to play it a club night the following week.

Thursday March 9th will see performances of compositions by Messiaen (Oraison, performed on Ondes Martenot and five mono synthesisers), Stockhausen (Kontakte) and Varèse (Poeme Electronique) at the XOYO venue in Shoreditch.

There will also be screenings of films and documentaries that pioneered the use of electronics in movie scoring, including The Forbidden Planet and The Day The Earth Stood Still. Full details of the line-up are available at the Nonclassical website.