Aurally, Indie Classical is sometimes coined as classical blended and intermingled with rock, electronica, jazz and even global music.
But it is more than a sound or a genre - it's a mindset, an independent approach to music making and presenting.
The network brings together all players involved in this new form of music making. While some of the different members do what they do for more than a decade, it was only at the the 2015 and 2016 editions of Classical:NEXT that this network was formed. The network was kickstarted by a small number over highly engaged people, by Classical:NEXT as well as by the Creative Europe supported project "C3⊂IC".
The Indie Classical network has no hierarchies and is based on exchange on eye-level. However the following persons deserve credit as network coordinators and initiators:
Brendan Walsh (Belgium/The Netherlands), Classical Music Rave
Gabriel Prokofiev (UK), Nonclassical
Etienne Abelin (Switzerland), ClassYcal
Jennifer Dautermann (Germany), Classical:NEXT
and Thiago Cury (Brazil), ÁguaForte
Events around this Network
Classical Music Rave is an indie-classical collective of out-of-the-ordinary artists and a production house for music events in unusual spaces.
Belgian-based management for new music in a far-reaching mix of styles (classical, worldmusic, jazz & folk)
California-based string quartet recognized as a vigorous champion of living composers and for its unexpected collaborations
Speak Percussion: www.speakpercussion.com Rubiks Collective: www.rubikscollective.com
Music Estonia aims to facilitate the growth and development of Estonian music industry and to promote Estonian music internationally.
classYcal explores new ways in classical music and started its pilot season 12/13 with a classical in club format, the Ynight, in Zurich.
New Amsterdam Records is a New York label that supports the projects and careers of ground-breaking post-genre musicians, composers, and ensembles.
The mission of the New World Symphony is to prepare graduates of music programs for leadership roles in orchestras, ensembles and communities.
Piranha Arts is an independent creative company made in Berlin since 1987, which consults and organises cultural events incl. WOMEX and Classical:NEXT
Kalle Vainio compose one of a kind music for different projects. Anything between soloist to symphony orchestra. Films to avant-garde.
Indie Classical Network Meeting during Sound of...
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