17.04.2023: Students from two UK Music Music Academic Partnership institutions seized the chance to review a concert highlighting the impact of climate change.
Charlie West and Zuzanna Wawrzkiewicz attended nonclassical’s Barbican Conservatory concert, the greenhouse effect, on March 12, 2023.
The concert was an immersive sound experience that reflected on humans’ relationship with nature at a time of climate crisis. It featured performances from Quinta, Laura Moody, Abstruckt, Yshani Perinpanayagam, Katherine Tinker, Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris, Linda Jankowska, Matthew Bourne, Marcus Vergette and the London Triangle Orchestra, each presenting creative responses to the climate emergency.
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UK Music’s Director of Education Dr Oliver Morris was able to arrange this opportunity for the students, as part of UK Music’s ground-breaking Music Academic Partnership scheme.
He said: “I am so pleased that our MAP students got to do the reviews for this show.
“We’re always looking for exciting opportunities for our MAP network and being able to review such a fantastic concert, on such a vital topic, at a prestigious venue was a great experience all round.
“I have a lot of respect for what nonclassical do and this was an opportunity not to be missed. Many thanks all.”
Charlie, who is studying at BIMM Brighton, said:
“With the greenhouse effect, nonclassical have proven themselves not only to be a catalyst of innovation in modern classical music, but a progressively creative force in environmental awareness.”
Zuzanna, who is a student at Buckinghamshire New University, said:
“It was my first time seeing nonclassical live and I was very impressed with each performance. The concert exceeded all my expectations, being something completely different from what I expected in the most positive sense possible.”
Read their full reviews here.
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