“Making Tellus” is an opera inspired by the Anthropocene, the period during which human activity has been the main influence on the environment. It contributes to the conversation of climate change and invites audiences to meditate on their role in writing Earth’s story.
The Nouveau Classical Project will perform a new work by Nina C. Young for female vocal trio, bass soloist, chamber ensemble, and mixed electronics, co-commissioned by NCP and the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress. The performance incorporates costumes by sustainable fashion designer Titania Inglis, generative video projection by new media artist R. Luke DuBois, a kinetic sound sculpture designed by Young, and a libretto by Andrew R. Munn that incorporates historical and contemporary texts.
Credit: Titania Inglis's photo by Jeric Pio Agustin
“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.