Classical Music is Dead*

form/figure

Posted in concert, events, fashion, music by The Nouveau Classical Project on 01/21/2010

For form/FIGURE, we curate art, fashion, and music that take a direct cue from established or traditional elements.  Musicians will wear garments by fashion designer Gigi Burris, who draws inspiration from 1930’s icons Elsa Schiaparelli and Isabella Blow in creating her elegantly disheveled pieces.  Edward Lorenz adds a modern edge to extremely classic men’s wear. Artist Chris Rini takes historical New York City architecture and saturates it in bright colors. The musical selections on this program utilize forms and styles that stem from the past.  This concert offers examples of how perspectives on fixed things can still change over time.

Publicity for $1?! Your name in lights (ok, more like in ink on quality paper) at our next event! Details here.

Reconstruction: Music&Music Inspired Fashion

Posted in events, fashion, music by The Nouveau Classical Project on 10/02/2009

Join us tonight for Barber Souvenirs, Ravel Piano Trio in a minor, and the New York Premiere of Thomas Osborne’s Furioso-Vendetta.  And fashion inspired by these pieces of music, made out of Louis Vuitton samples!

Models: sit back and enjoy the show, you won’t be working tonight.  The clothes will be worn instead by the musicians.

Take a break from an average Friday night.  Get tickets here.

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PSA: CLASSICAL MUSIC IS DEAD

Posted in Uncategorized by Rachel Christensen on 07/29/2009

011I like wearing the Nouveau Classical Project shirt around town. This shirt just happens to suit my taste, and I guess the printed big black block letters declaring, “CLASSICAL MUSIC IS DEAD,” are pretty hard to ignore. The shirt roughly resembles other popular tees with slogans such as, “Make Love Not War,” or “I’m with Stupid.” I cut it in to a muscle tee of sorts. You know, to show off my buff piano arms in a punk-rock sort of way.

Needless to say, I get a lot of attention whenever I wear the shirt – and that’s not just because it looks awesome. People read it and I actually see them STOP and THINK. Each time I wear it, I get all sorts of comments, including: “Why is the music dying?” “Are you a musician?” and my personal favorite, “Classical music is NOT dead!” I also enjoy the occasional disdainful glance from neighborhood hipsters as if to say, “I love and hate your T-shirt at the same time.”
It’s ironic. Yes, I know. The music is not dead… yet. But it is struggling to survive. That’s the whole idea of the Nouveau Classical Project. We’re associating classical music with fashion and visual art to create a new, exciting, and unique concert experience. So please, take an interest. Talk to me and take a listen. Or if the internet is your style: www.nouveauclassical.org
-Rachel Christensen
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