Gabriel Prokofiev

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Gabriel Prokofiev
Gabriel Prokofiev.jpg
Prokofiev in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Born (1975-01-06) January 6, 1975 (age 43)
London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Occupation composer, producer, DJ
Years active 1997—present
Relatives Oleg Prokofiev (father)
Sergei Prokofiev (grandfather)

Gabriel Prokofiev (born 6 January, 1975) is a British composer, producer, DJ, and Artistic Director of the Nonclassical record label and club night.[1]

Early life[edit]

Gabriel Prokofiev was born 6 January, 1975 to an English mother and Russian father Oleg Prokofiev,[2] and is the grandson of the 20th-century composer Sergei Prokofiev. He studied composition at University of Birmingham and University of York and became a producer of Dance, Electro, Hip-hop & Grime music under a variety of guises, producing various artists & bands including, Spektrum, Lady Sovereign, Envy & Shystie.

Career[edit]

He founded the independent record label and club night, Nonclassical in 2003.[3]

Selected works[edit]

Ballet[edit]

  • Ein Winternachtstraum, 2011
  • The Ghost of Gunby Hall, [Commissioned by Lincoln Arts], 2012
  • Howl, 2013
  • Strange Blooms, 2013
  • Terra Incognita, for string ensemble of 10 players + electronics, [Commissioned by Rambert Dance Company], 2014
  • Bayadere – The Ninth Life, Electronics with Piano & Percussion, [Commissioned by Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company for the Royal Opera House, London 2015
  • Dark Glow, [Commission by Stuttgarter Ballet], 2016

Orchestral[edit]

  • Concerto for Turntables & Orchestra, 2007
  • Dance Suite for Viola, String Orchestra, Trombones & Percussion, 2008
  • Beethoven 9 Remix, 2011
  • Concerto for Bass Drum & Orchestra, 2012
  • Spheres for Violin and String Orchestra, 2013
  • Cello Concerto No 1 for cello and orchestra, 2013
  • Ruthven's Last Dance two dances for orchestra, 2013
  • Concerto for Trumpet, Percussion, Turntables and Orchestra, 2014
  • Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1914), 2014
  • Saxophone Concerto, 2016
  • Concerto for Turntables & Orchestra II, 2016
  • Two Caprices for Violin and Orchestra, 2016
  • Olga's Miniatures, 2017

Symphonic Works / Overtures[edit]

Chamber[edit]

  • String Quartet No. 1, 2003
  • Three Dances for String Trio, Bass Clarinet, Piano & Scratch DJ, 2004
  • String Quartet No. 2, 2006
  • Stolen Guitars suite for electric guitar and 2 laptops, commissioned by POW ensemble for GUADAEMUS, Holland, 2008
  • Bogle Move for string quartet, 2009
  • Cello Multitracks suite for solo cello and multitracked cellos, or cello nonet, 2010
  • String Quartet No. 3, 2010
  • The Ghost of Gunby Hall, a golden fable for 2 actors, chamber ensemble, laptop & optional SATB choir, 2012
  • Triangles, for 9 custom-made Triangles, [Commissioned by Fari Shams for Raimund Abraham Musikerhaus, Museum Insel Hombroich], Düsseldorf 2012
  • Violin Duo No.1, 2014
  • The River Conquerer, 2015
  • Pieces for Erhu & Piano, 2015
  • Concerto for Turntables & Orchestra, 2016
  • Broken Screen, [Commissioned by Alison Balsom], 2017
  • Six Observations for Flute Trio, [Commissioned by Nonclassical for Tempest Flute Trio], 2013
  • Two Dances [Commissioned by the Arts Council for Tate Ensemble @ Bath Festival], 2004

Instrumental[edit]

  • Three Dances for String Trio, Bass Clarinet, Piano & Scratch DJ, 2004
  • Pianobook No. 1 for solo piano, 2006
  • Sleeveless Scherzo for solo violin and solo dancer, 2008
  • IMPORT/EXPORT large-scale percussion piece for global objects, 2008
  • Journeys of a Cattleherd, 1997

Vocal[edit]

  • Simple Songs for Modern Life, 6 songs for female a capella vocal trio, 2009
  • The Lonely Giant mini opera for baritone and bass clarinet, 2009

Film[edit]

  • White Rooms, soundscape production, composition and design for collaboration with filmmakers Giada Dobrzenska and Laura Jennings, [Commissioned by The Sonic Arts Network], premiered at The Institute of Contemporary Art, London 1998
  • Pig Alley, soundtrack to US silent film, for bass clarinet, trumpet, percussion and cello, 2008

Electronic Works[edit]

  • Strange Blooms (suite), 2013
  • Café Perdu, 1999
  • Punch Me! Bite Me!, 1998
  • Zhiva, 1998

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gabriel Prokofiev | Sozo Artists". www.sozoartists.com. Retrieved 2016-12-14. 
  2. ^ "PRS for Music Foundation - Gabriel Prokofiev". PRS for Music Foundation. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  3. ^ Coffey, Russ (2004-03-02). "Prokofiev goes clubbing". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2011-08-13.