The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a hybrid music ensemble and creative production hub that is putting “a new face on classical music” (NPR Deceptive Cadence) and “leading [the] unlikely intersection of classical music and fashion” (The New York Times).
Spearheaded by Artistic Director and Pianist Sugar Vendil, NCP’s mission is to re-imagine the concert experience in modern and dynamic ways through adventurous projects, new repertoire, and collaborations with fashion designers, dancers, composers, and more. NCP began by collaborating with fashion designers to create music-inspired looks to be worn by musicians and has since expanded to creating imaginative projects that go beyond the traditional concert format.
Their unique fashion partnerships have garnered interest from new listeners as well as exposed emerging composers to new audiences. Through modern and innovative ways of presenting new music, NCP hopes to reach diverse audiences that will become enthusiastic supporters of new music.
They have performed at many exciting venues, including (le) poisson rouge, Galapagos Art Space, Korea Gallery, Symphony Space, The Center for Fiction, Issue Project Room as part of MATA’s Interval series, as well as the fashion shows of CFDA winner Pamela Love, Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones, Tanya Taylor, and more. Performances for Spring 2014 included a concert at SubCulture in New York, a performance at the fashion show of 2014 Ecco Domani award-winning designer Novis, the Kempner Collection launch party, and the sold-out premiere of Potential Energies at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Fishman Space.