CULTURAL FUSION 2023
22nd January - 31st March 2023
As we usher in the Year of the Rabbit on the lunar calendar, the 2nd edition of Cultural Fusion hops from Oceania to Europe, presenting six London-based Asian artists who add to the canon of the multicultural vibe of the international art hub. Hiroko Imada, Yarli Allison, Xiaoyuan Wu, Mizuki Nishiyama, Hyemin Gil, and Noel Zhang exhibit their unique narratives through thoughtfully curated artworks that explore a multitude of dimensions of cultural fusion.
Featuring compositions and performances by Nicholas Sabisky alongside Hiroko's artworks in an online fusion event.
ST JOHN'S CHURCH, HOLLAND PARK CONCERT
Wednesday 7th December, 7:30pm
Please join us for a charity 𝗨𝗸𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗹𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿𝘁 in support of the people of Ukraine.
𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗹𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱:
★Carol of the Bells
★Dobryi Vechir Tobi
★In The Spotless Field of Oberon
★Sleep Jesus Sleep
★Heaven and Earth are now Celebrating
And many more, from both the Ukrainian and English Christmas repertoires!
MUSICAL INGREDIENTS WORKSHOP
Monday 24th October, 13.30 - 15.30
Combining ensemble playing, basic improvising and conducting into one fun course. Learn how to accompany and how to lead, both with your instrument and the conductor’s baton! Learn the ancient secrets of conducting, then turn your baton on your fellow pupils and become a maestro yourself. Then become part of a medley orchestra, learning riffs, soundpainting and improvising. Basic instrumental grounding necessary, but no previous experience needed in either ensembles, conducting or improvising.
£22, Tutor: Nicholas Sabisky
MUSICONWHEELS SUMMER TOUR 2022
22nd August - 4th September
Lycaeum Musical Bus is starting the engine to spread the music vibes across 14 awesome locations in London starting from 22nd August!
All music-loving parents and kids are welcome to join our double-decker bus to try all instruments with our awesome tutors on board our BBC-featured MusicOnWheels Musical Bus!
We are kindly asking you to book your 30-min slot in advance to avoid disappointment as the spaces are limited.
Lycaeum Musical Bus is ready to open its magical door to the fantastic world of music from 4pm to 6pm on weekdays and 11am to 4pm on the weekends.
PEACE READINGS - FUNDRAISER FOR UKRAINE
26 - 30 April 2022, Barons Court Theatre
Kibo Productions and Barons Court Theatre welcome you to our week-long fundraiser for Ukraine.
The Peace Readings will feature readings of new work from Ukrainian playwrights Natal’ya Vorozhbit (Bad Roads, Royal Court Theatre) and Olga Braga (Off West End 2019 Adopt A Playwright Award).
Also showcasing the shortlist from the Monologues for Ukraine fundraising initiative, poems and plays from writers from across the world, and stories from volunteers on the Ukraine-Romanian border.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to both NGO Red Cross Ukraine and Medicine for Ukraine.
Event schedule and ticket purchase below.
CHARITY CONCERT FOR UKRAINE
7th of April at 7.30pm, St John's Notting Hill
An evening of live chamber music and narration at St John's Notting Hill (W11 2NN) Thursday 7th April at 7.30pm. Also streamed online. All proceeds will go towards our ongoing Ukraine medicines buying activities for the south and east of the country.
The repertoire will include, but not be limited to:
- G.F. Handel - Largo from Xerxes
- Simon & Garfunkel - Sound of silence
- S. Foster - Hard times come again no more
- Metallica - One (arranged for violin, cello, piano, and flute)
- R. Gliere - Duo for violin & cello
- N. Sabisky - Memory of the wind
The music will be performed by a Cello (Rob Wheatley), Violin (Petru Cotarcea), Flutes (Nicholas Sabisky, Victoria Heath), Piano (Jordan Clarke), and Ukrainian musicians joining in live online via Zoom on Guitar (Nazar Leskiv) and Piano (Kristina Fedorniak).
KING ARTHUR AND THE MUSICAL KNIGHT
13th April 2022
Jump into the world of King Arthur and combine storytelling with music at Blackheath Conservatoire! Learn to create the sounds of horses, sword fighting and insects buzzing using foley techniques and percussive sound effects. Narrate the story and choose how it ends. If you already play an instrument then please bring it along, and we will have some here as well.
£20, TUTOR: NICHOLAS SABISKY
THE HARMONY PLATFORM
22nd January 2022
A collaboration between different artistic disciplines over a day to create new works and inspire creation. This project culminated in a number of recordings made by Richard Sabisky. Included in The Harmony Platform alongside Richard Sabisky (videographer) were Nicholas Sabisky (composer and musician), Victoria Heath (coordinator and musician) and Olivia Heath (dancer).
METAMORPHOSES OF WATER - SWAY GALLERY
30th October – 27th November 2021
The title of the exhibition, ‘Metamorphoses of Water’, is an allusion to unforeseen changes in circumstances. During the pandemic, we all experienced some kind of loss and Imada together with composer/flutist Nicholas Sabisky created works dedicated to those who share the feeling of loss to console them and help them to stand strong in the days to come.
MUSICONWHEELS, LYCAEUM MUSIC
Oct 2019 - Present
Nicholas Sabisky has taken an active role in the creation and development of the MusicOnWheels bus with Petru Cotarcea. The teaching takes place on a renovated double decker bus which travels London bringing music to young children across the city.
Nicholas has been teaching woodwind, keyboard and percussion alongside leading the group musicianship workshops on the MusicOnWheels project. Class sizes range from 2 to 16 children between the ages of 7-11. He has also designed lesson formats personally and created term curriculum.
CENTRE FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS SUMMER HOLIDAY COURSE
2014 - 2019
Nicholas took on the job of pastoral care assistant during the Centre for Young Musicians Summer Holiday Course (age range 7 – 16 years). This included orchestral sectional help, transposing and transcribing orchestral parts to fit the students’ skill levels / instruments and helping with any parent or student enquires.
SHAPES OF WATER - SWAY GALLERY
A Japanese art exhibition created by Hiroko Imada called the Shapes of Water held at the Sway Gallery in London. This instillation merged elements of both art and music, with Nicholas Sabisky composing the music which he played alongside the artwork in several live performances.