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String Quartet, No. 2

Artist: Gabriel Prokofiev
Elysian Quartet - Gabriel Prokofiev String Quartet, No. 2 CD
Label: Nonclassical
Regular Price: $15.95
On Sale For: $6.38 
Year: 2007
Format: CD


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Nonclassical is a unique, innovative label, releasing classical music in an unexpected and very refreshing way. A new generation of performers, composers and promoters are starting to emerge from the world of contemporary classical music who are keen to redefine the rules of classical music and are adamantly determined that classical music is no longer solely aired within the constraints of the concert hall. At the cusp of this new wave is The Elysian Quartet and composer Gabriel Prokofiev who, in 2004, founded the Nonclassical imprint; a label that challenges the very notion of what classical music is. The Elysian Quartet are swiftly establishing themselves as the UK's most innovative string quartet. They have recorded and toured with artists such as Killa Kela and Hot Chip as well as having been the backing band for former Can member, Damo Suzuki. They are, in short, the skilled improvisers and champions of new music. Their style and outlook fit perfectly with Prokofiev's compositions that, despite being for strings alone, draw influence from modern dancefloor music across the board. Ranging from the techno-indebted regulated patterns of the first movement to the spikey rock 'n' roll violin stabs of the last, this is classical music owing as much to Ligeti as it does to Chain Reaction. One passion of Prokofiev's is the remix, which he sees as a descendent of the old classical form, 'theme and variation.' On this CD, you will discover a wide range of contemporary talent from the world of dance music who have all embarked on their most challenging artistic adventure to date. Those who have flexed some serious creative muscle are Hot Chip, Vex'd, The EarlyMan, Conboy, Starkey, Marcas Lancaster and Eric Shinn. Interestingly, it is important to note that Nonclassical have a remit for the remixes on display here: all the sounds (drums, percussion, etc...) used in each remix must be created only from the original String Quartet master recordings -- no external sounds may be used.
Elysian Quartet
Gabriel Prokoviev: String Quartet No. 2 plus 6 remixes.
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