“Currents” is an electro-acoustic concert that juxtaposes contrasting compositional styles in an eclectic program, celebrating the marriage of tradition and technology. NCP will premiere new electro-acoustic works, including pieces by composers who thrive in both the classical and pop worlds.
For this concert, premiering May 25, 2017 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NCP is commissioning and premiering four new works by some of today’s most exciting artists:
VJ Mamiko Kushida will create ambient video projections for the performance, and musicians' costumes will be styled by members of the NYC indie fashion collective Flying Solo.
Credits: Gabrielle Herbst's photo by Tim Saccenti
“Leading this unlikely intersection of classical music and fashion” - The New York Times
"...bringing a refreshing edge to the widely conservative genre" - VICE
The Nouveau Classical Project is a contemporary classical music ensemble that promotes new music to new audiences through a multidisciplinary approach to the concert experience. Led by Artistic Director and Pianist Sugar Vendil, we create compelling concerts through dynamic collaborations. Our roots in working with fashion designers evolved into commissioning a variety of artists in our continual exploration of imaginative ways to present and experience new music. By primarily performing the music of living composers, NCP demonstrates that classical music is still a living, breathing art form. Its performances attract a diverse audience that is becoming today’s most enthusiastic supporters of new music.