The Non, an experimental, ambient, instrumental four-piece band, made the Oklahoma City music and arts community snap to attention in October 2009 with “OKC Resound,” a special, sold-out event that featured the group playing with 15 members of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.
The Non staged a recreation of that performance during the 2010 Norman Music Festival festival with Cloud Collision Orchestra, a 13-piece ensemble made up of musicians from the Philharmonic and the University of Oklahoma.
“What they're doing is playing music scored by The Non for The Non,” said the band's bassist, Tom Bishop. “Instead of playing a normal show with the four of us doing our thing, we have a big stage at the Sooner Theater . . . We are taking this opportunity to do it again and do it with new music.”
The new music comes from the band's sophomore album, “Tadaima” (Japanese for “I'm Home”).
The performance will mark The Non's second year at the festival.
“For local artists, this is kind of how I view the whole festival,” Bishop said.