The Harmonic Canon: Remixed

  • 2nd July 2022
  • 7:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Stephen Lawrence Gallery

Hypnotic resonance, experimental electronics and free improvisation come together with half a tonne of bronze in an evening of immersive and ambient music, marking the release of The Harmonic Canon Remixes.

Composer Dominic Murcott presents a special new version of The Harmonic Canon featured alongside an ambient DJ set from DJ NikNak.

Murcott has re-imagined his award-winning work for percussion duo and a giant custom-made bell to include multi-channel electronics, extended improvisation and audience participation. The performers and the bell will be central to the space and audience members are invited to move around, sit or lie down as they experience the music. The event marks a final ceremonial outing for The Harmonic Canon before the bell leaves to tour the US.

Otherworldly soundscapes are conjured from the bell by percussionists Malgorzata Kepa and Rhys Davies, moving from complex cross-rhythms to expansive drones and meditative improvisation. The duo are joined in a free improvisation by Morad Kashef on Azerbaijani Tar (a plucked string instrument similar to a lute) and participating members of the audience.

Those who are interested in taking part in the performance are invited to join our pre-concert workshop, where Dominic will guide participants through the piece in an informal rehearsal. No musical training or experience is required to take part and instruments will be provided.

The evening will close with an ambient set from experimental turntablist DJ NikNak, combining field recordings with dub delays and complex Turntablism techniques.

The Harmonic Canon Remixes is out on digital and limited-edition vinyl from Thursday 30 June, featuring remixes from Loraine James, Lone Taxidermist (Natalie Sharp), Sean O-Hagan (High Llamas) and John McEntire (Tortoise).



7.30PM – THE HARMONIC CANON – PART I with experimental electronics

8PM – THE HARMONIC CANON – PART II with extended free improvisation feat. Morad Kashef (Azerbaijani Tar)

8.45PM – DJ NIKNAK experimental ambient turntablism set



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Nonclassical is a charity dedicated to supporting emerging artists creating new and exciting music and making it accesssible to all. Our events programme is not profitable – the average cost of putting on this event per attendee is £28.50. Anything you are able to donate in addition to your ticket purchase will be gratefully received.

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