Six Hesit Heist

A 1 track twenty-first century single (2m 34s) — released January 8th 2021 on nonclassical

'Six Hesit Heist' is a collision of orchestra and electronic clicks, synths, kicks & field recording. It evokes images of striking city-scapes, a sense of adventure, and then a moment of escape above the city in the harp & violin middle section, which uses a field recording Gabriel made in Seoul, S. Korea (which is where the pack-shot photo was taken).
Gabriel was in need of some energised, beat driven music to lift his spirits during lock-down, when he found an unused sketch from his recent (Ivors Award Nominated) ballet score 'Sense of Time'.It had a syncopated orchestral beat that fired up his inspiration, and within a few days it was a finished composition. Though it was impossible to record an orchestra due to lockdown, he had spent much of the year working with orchestral samples (when working on the score for a new Indian sci-fi series) so decided to go against classical norms and use whatever was available to realise the track… The end result is 'post-covid orchestral' beat (in six) married with scattering electronic gestures, doubled analogue synth arpeggios, and an evocative found sounds.

Gabriel Prokofiev is a composer and producer of electronic and classical music. This is his first release for Nonclassical in 6 years, and the beginning of a series of releases featuring electronics and classical instruments, after two recent albums of symphonic music. He has composed extensively for contemporary dance (Stuttgarter Ballet, Rambert Dance, Birmingham Royal Ballet, among others), His Concerto for Turntables is one of the most widely performed concertos composed in the 21st century, and his orchestral works have been performed by Seattle Symphony, Detroit Symphony, St Petersburg Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, MDR Leipzig, Buenos Aires Filharmonica (to name few). He cut his musical teeth producing electronic dance music and Grime, before returned to his classical roots with a new urban-influenced musical vocabulary.

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