The Metapraxis Ensemble is a London-based, flexible group of musicians and collaborators, established in early 2009. Our events (scroll down for our portfolio) focus on presenting contemporary music, often in conjunction with compositions from older eras, structured around a certain narrative, and reinforced by extra-musical elements. Allowing some sort of theatrical elements to emerge, our projects are presented as single units, often featuring video projections, movement, text, and staging / lighting effects.
We always aim to create a unique performing environment in accordance to the tone and texture of each of those events, and the same goes for projects we engage with through associated artists and organisations. As a result, we are deeply commited in creating collaborations, and experimenting with the adoption of a wide variety of art forms: some of those previously explored include (shadow) theatre, dance, video, puppetry, and design/construction.
Metapraxis events have been produced in venues all over London, such as at LSO St Lukes, IKLECTIK, Cafe OTO, TripSpace, The Space, Iris, The Cockpit, Chelsea & Blue Elephant theatres, as well as at schools and universities. Support has been generously provided by the Arts Council England, Hinrichsen Foundation, and Marchus Trust.
May 01-31, 2020 #MusicMay2020 21 Online Music Workshops, Live Online & Pre-recorded * MARCH 27 & 28, 2020 | 7:30PM M6: Sisyphus Distressing The Bread & Roses Theatre, London, UK (postponed) * MARCH 10 & 11, 2020 | 7.30PM M6: Sisyphus Distressing The Alma Tavern & Theatre, Bristol, UK * NOVEMBER 3, 2019 | 11.00AM M8: Music:Building FAMILY OPEN DAY IKLECTIK, London, UK * OCTOBER 8, 2019 | 10.00AM M8: Music:Building Jubilee Primary, London, UK * JUNE 2, 2019 | 8:30PM M7: Winter Journey Cafe OTO, London, UK * APRIL 13, 2019 | 7:30PM M7: Winter Journey Omnibus Theatre, London, UK * FEBRUARY 2, 2019 | 8:00PM M7: Winter Journey Hundred Years Gallery, London, UK * JANUARY 29, 2019 | 1:00PM Borough New Music Series 12: Gregory Emfietzis Borough New Music Concert Series St George the Martyr, London, UK * NOVEMBER 15, 2018 | 8:45PM M6: Sisyphus Distressing VOILA! Europe Festival The Cockpit, London, UK * JULY 4, 2018 | 8:00PM M6: Sisyphus Distressing Cafe Oto, London, UK * MARCH 27, 2018 | 8:00PM M6: Sisyphus Distressing Blue Elephant Theatre, London, UK * NOVEMBER 7, 2017 | 8:00PM M6: Sisyphus Distressing IKLECTIK, London, UK * MAY 8, 2015 | 7:30PM MAY 9, 2015 | 7:30PM L’antigonie TripSpace Projects, London, UK * JUNE 15, 2013 | 3:30PM Music Impossible All Saints Church, London, UK * MAY 24, 2013 | 7:30PM MAY 25, 2013 | 4:00PM MAY 25, 2013 | 7:30PM MAY 26, 2013 | 7:30PM Music Impossible Iris Theatre, St Paul’s Church London, Covent Garden, UK * MAY 18, 2013 | 7:30PM Music Impossible LSO Soundhub Showcase LSO St Luke’s, London, UK * OCT 26, 2012 | 1:15PM [Post]Analogue Leeds University, Leeds, UK * FEB 27, 2012 | 1:15PM [Post]Analogue Goldsmiths University, London, UK * OCT 25, 2011 | 8:00PM [Post]Analogue St Anne’s Church, London, UK * JUN 16, 2011 | 3:15PM M5: The DIY Series Researching the Arts Conference Brunel University, London, UK * APR 3, 2011 | 2:00PM Selection of works Japan Tsunami Appeal Concert Red Cross Fundraising Gordons School, Surrey, UK * MAR 10, 2011 | 8:30PM Selection of worksChaos Theory Night Blagclub, London, UK * NOV 28, 2010 | 4:00PM M4: A Dream Within A Dream EKON Festival Theatro Technis, London, UK * NOV 18, 2010 | 8:00PM M4: A Dream Within A Dream Music Orbit’s Showcase Chelsea Theatre, London, UK * JUL 18, 2010 | 5:00PM Liquid Evolution World Listening Project 2012 East London Soundscapes London, UK * JUL 16, 2010 | 8:00PM DIY 1 World Listening Project 2012 (preview) Cafe Oto, London, UK * JUL 13, 2010 | 4:00PM M3: Silence e-Sound Music Noise GSMD New Music Festival Guildhall SMD, London, UK * FEB 19, 2010 | 8:00PM M2: Flow my Tears The Space, London, UK * FEB 17, 2010 | 3:00PM M2: Flow my Tears Brunel University, London, UK * FEB 16, 2010 | 1:00PM Research Seminar:Gregory Emfietzis Roehampton University, London, UK * NOV 26, 2009 | 1:00PM M2: Flow my Tears Roehampton University, London, UK