WHO WE ARE :
The NME comes together in late 2014 as a laboratory for experimentation with various forms of new music and performance art. It welcomes and brings together individuals of different cultural and educational backgrounds, assuming difference as richness rather than threatening otherness.
Through a permeable culture of collaboration, the group has developed extended notions of what music can be or interact with. It stands holistically and investigatively before our environment, its creative economy and ever-changing cultural dynamics. Bearing always a critical and interdisciplinary approach to creation, the ensemble recognises tradition's usefulness but is equally drawn towards a permanent thirst for exploration of the new or the unknown.
The NME are progressing into a larger arena of general performative
arts, as we move away from the core traditions arising in
contemporary music, composition and performance.
Some of the disciplines we want to encourage our creators to work with are:
Fixed media (active perception models)
Dance and Choreography
Poetry and Performative Literature
OUR GOALS :
The development of a sharp sociopolitical consciousness, both in terms of content and form, is for the NME a prime concern, permanently reconsidering the implications of treating music as art and questing its role in contemporary societies and communities.
We aim to foster the creation and circulation of new pieces
of work, relevant to the art-world today, both locally and
globally. Additionally, we seek to immerse our community
in a rich, yet familiar environment, where discussions about
the issues relevant to the artists and thinkers of the NME can
be developed and productively held.