Following on from recent shows pairing Juan Atkins with avant garde composers, Nonclassical are returning with a series of intriguing events examining the role of robotics in replacing the human workforce. The centre piece of the series, dubbed Rise of the Machines is an orchestral club event at Ambika P3 (University of Westminster). The program includes Nonclassical boss Gabriel Prokofiev performing his Concerto for Turntables, Percussion, Trumpet and Orchestra, described by French critic Nathalie Krafft as "one of the finest scores composed for trumpet for a long time", alongside a performance from Klavikon, pioneer of the prepared piano, and Alarm Will Sound performing orchestral arrangements of two Aphex Twin tracks (Cock Ver. 10 and Blue Calx).
The Ambika P3 show takes place on Friday April 15th. Nonclassical will be warming up for the event with a Rise of the Machines special at their monthly club night, with performances from machine focused artists Tom Richards, Dead Fader and Nonclassical's 2016 Battle of the Bands winners Ensemble x.y, all taking place at The Victoria, Dalston on Weds, April 13th.
More info on both events can be found on the Nonclassical website