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Classical Remix

Classical Remix commission composers, performers, writers and artists to reimagine and reinterpret historic music. Our nights are ‘unusual and incredibly special’ (London in Stereo), engaging diverse audiences with unique events that celebrate and share the extraordinary power of classical and experimental music.

Described by BBC 6 Music as ‘a space where classical music can be enjoyed in a relaxed environment’, we have presented nights in partnership with the V&A, Historic Royal Palaces, Ikon Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, National Trust and others. 

From a Kubrick inspired Mozart opera performed on synths (Party Animals, 2019), and new compositions inspired by the pioneering women of early, electronic music (Synth Remix, 2018), to immersive music-theatre for lute, drag queen, trans opera-singer and synths (After Violence, 2018), Classical Remix nights offer something unique and truly unexpected.

Photo by Jayne Lloyd

Photo by Jayne Lloyd

 
 
Photo by Dimitri Djuric

Photo by Dimitri Djuric

At Classical Remix we believe everyone should experience the best of classical and experimental music. Working as a collective of artists, performers, writers and composers, we offer new perspectives on historic music, recomposing, reimagining, and transforming it to speak to a broad range of audiences, contexts, and experiences. Performed in relaxed environments by extraordinary, world-class musicians, Classical Remix nights aim to remove perceived boundaries to accessing classical music by offering up-close, transformative and arresting musical experiences. 

Alongside Classical Remix performances, we offer a full programme of education and outreach opportunities for both the public and for early-career musicians. Previous opportunities have included LGBTQI+ writing workshops offered in partnership with the Dulwich Picture Gallery, synth workshops for female-identifying electronic musicians in partnership with universities including Goldsmiths College, the University of Manchester, and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and panel discussions and masterclasses with the V&A museum and others. 

 
 

Creative Team

Benjamin Tassie | Artistic Director

Benjamin Tassie is a composer and Artistic Director of Classical Remix. His music has been performed on BBC Radio 3, Resonance FM, at Tate Modern, The Place, Wilderness Festival and elsewhere.

benjamintassie.com

Bobby Jewell | Curator + Producer

Bobby Jewell hosts the ‘A Quieter Storm’ ambient and electronic show on Resonance Extra. Elsewhere, he has writes on music, art and architecture for The Wire, Super Collider, Corymbus and others.

cargocollective.com/bobbyjewell

Hannah Fiddy | Marketing

Hannah Fiddy specialises in digital marketing for alternative and classical music organisations. She has worked with John Rutter, Street Orchestra, Nonclassical, Spitalfields Music and others.

hannahfiddy.com

Luke Neve | Press

Luke Neve has managed press for arts and culture organisations including the Venice Biennale, the Vinyl Factory, Sony, and the Brighton Photo Biennial. With a background in design, Luke currently manages press for pH+ architects.

phplusarchitects.com

Trustees

Angharad Cooper

Angharad Cooper is project leader for the British Music Collection and a freelance creative consultant. Angharad has previously sat on the board for DIY Space for London and The Delius Trust.

soundandmusic.org

Nathan James Dearden

As well as working as a composer and conductor for ensembles including the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tippet Quartet, Nathan James Dearden is director of new music at Royal Holloway, University of London.

nathanjamesdearden.com

Hannah Graves

Hannah Graves is a cultural historian completing her doctorate at the University of Warwick. She is the Archives and Records Assistant for the Corporate Information Management of the British Library and is a Teaching Associate within the School of History at Queen Mary University

warwick.ac.uk

Alex Groves

Alex Groves is a composer, curator and producer. Recent work includes commissions for the London Contemporary Orchestra and Crash Ensemble. Alex was composer in residence at Handel and Hendrix in London. He runs the concert series, SOLO.

alexgroves.co.uk

Artists

Sam Brown

Georgina Leach

Lysandre Ménard

Jo Thomas

Liam Byrne

Samuel Lom

Carla Rees

Luke Challinor

Olivia Louvel

Jacqueline Saphra

Rhys Hollis

Gareth Mattey

Ella Taylor