Did we ever leave lockdown?

IKLECTIK presents,

Did we ever leave lockdown?

Tuesday 15 August 2023 | Doors: 7:30pm | Start: 8pm
Our Kiosk opens 1 hour before doors.

Tickets: £10 adv / £13 otd https://link.dice.fm/lc46bed84a11

Join us for an unforgettable evening of boundary-pushing music, as we explore the musical landscape of a post-covid world. “Did we ever leave lockdown?” is an experimental performance by ResoNova that is not to be missed. This talented ensemble, conducted by Avi Taler and performing works by Thomas Foster, Matthew Lomax, and Maeve McCarthy, will challenge your expectations of what music can be while discovering how the art form and its creators have adapted under lockdown restrictions and questioning whether music should ever return to its prior state.

This is an immersive experience that transcends physical and digital boundaries.

ResoNova’s visionary performance combines live musicians with captivating multimedia, uniting artists in real-time across continents, time zones, and cultures. With three musicians on stage and three musicians performing remotely, this unique spectacle showcases premieres by composers representing a diverse array of styles and experiences.

Drawing influences from classical training to fashion media and jazz, each artist offers a distinct perspective, culminating in an extraordinary event that defies categorisation. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind musical experience. Grab your tickets now and join us for an evening of boundary-pushing sounds and thought-provoking exploration – all while considering the future of music performance in a post-pandemic world. #ResoNova

ResoNova Ensemble

ResoNova is an innovative and boundary-pushing ensemble dedicated to redefining the landscape of contemporary classical music. Through captivating performances and groundbreaking concert formats, we aim to make this genre relevant and accessible to diverse audiences. With an unwavering commitment to showcasing living composers, ResoNova commissions and performs captivating works that explore the intersections of tradition and experimentation. Our ensemble transcends physical and digital boundaries, bringing together musicians from across continents to create a truly global musical experience. Join us on a journey of musical evolution as we challenge conventions, push artistic boundaries, and inspire audiences with thought-provoking performances. ResoNova invites you to witness the future of classical music in unforgettable and immersive concert experiences.

Thomas Foster

Thomas Foster is an influential composer at the forefront of contemporary music, renowned for his distinct style blending a fascination with the physicality of sound with electronica and romanticism. An alumnus of Royal College of Music, Foster has created both music for concerts and been commissioned by fashion giants Vogue and ELLE Magazine. As the founder of Unheard Concerts, he has curated events that challenge conventions, with online performances during lockdown reaching vast audiences. Foster is also a co-founder of the innovative ResoNova ensemble, pushing boundaries and redefining classical music for a new era.

Matthew Lomax

Matthew Lomax is a Sunderland-born composer based in London. His music combines delicate, unsettled sounds and melodies with contrasting shifts between dense and sparse textures. Inspired by everyday life, he explores the boundaries of noise and silence, density and space, and motion and stillness. Matthew has collaborated with various artists and ensembles, including painters, video artists, photographers, dancers, and poets. His works have been featured in prestigious venues such as the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy of Arts. As an alumnus of the Royal College of Music, he incorporates natural phenomena, visual arts, and architecture into his tactile musical language.

Maeve McCarthy


Avi Taler

Avi Taler is an Israeli conductor with extensive training in orchestral and choral conducting. He graduated from the Royal College of Music in London, where he conducted various ensembles and orchestras. Avi has worked with orchestras like the Karlovy-Vary Symphony Orchestra and Ashdod Symphony Orchestra. He was shortlisted for prestigious conducting competitions and received an Enterprise Award from the Royal Philharmonic Society for his remote ensemble, ResoNova. Avi is preparing for his debut at the Royal Albert Hall, collaborating with forces from the English National Opera.

This performance is supported by the RPS Enterprise Fund in association with Harriet’s Trust

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