Noszferatu are a music collective founded in 2000. The members are all established artists in their own right, working across a wide range of genres including contemporary classical, jazz, tango, pop, experimental music and theatre.

Their repertoire is radically diverse, including music by members Joe Cutler, Dave Price and Finn Peters and more than 25 new works written for the group by composers including Laurence Crane, Christopher Fox, Paul Newland, Andrew Poppy, Jonathan Powell, Emily Hall, Howard Skempton, Luke Stoneham, Paul Whitty and Frederic Rzewski who recently wrote two pieces for the group.

Since their debut at Oxford Contemporary Music in May 2001 Noszferatu have performed at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Cheltenham Festival, frequently at the Warehouse, London and all over the UK. The group has also given concerts in Italy and the Netherlands and have recorded regularly for BBC Radio 3.

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This lively recording by the collective Noszferatu represents a cross-section of repertoire by some of the UK's best experimental composers - from the haunting minimalism of Howard Skempton's In Tandem and Andrew Poppy's How the Hammer Felt to the jazz-fuelled improvisation of Finn Peters' The Horses Screamed and the manic sampling of Dave Price's Lee's Game.

'Let op! drempels' means 'Mind the ramp' in Dutch.

Noszferatu is:

Finn Peters    sax & flute
Dave Price    percussion
Ivo de Greef    piano
Joe Cutler    creative associate




'An impressively realised programme ... let us have more from Noszferatu, and soon' Gramophone

‘’One of the most compelling discs that I’ve received of music from contemporary British composers” Downtown Music Gallery, New York.

 'Powell's arresting Drempel combines jazz and the busy figuration of "new complexity" with witty fluency ... Andrew Poppy's How the Hammer Felt is scintillating, happy minimalism' Sunday Times

‘Their lineup of sax (Finn Peters), percussion (Dave Price) and piano (Ivo De Greef) gives the group Noszferatu ready access to that busy hinge between jazz and New York minimalism also occupied by Bang on a Can and the Dutch post-Andriessen gang. This is a place where energy counts, but so does precision, and Noszferatu show plentiful amounts’ Paul Griffiths


Catalogue number:
NMC D166
Release Date:
18 October 2010