Atlanta Composers, this is it. The time to get together, to join forces and get our music heard! We can best promote ourselves by getting to know each other. With strength in alliance we can assemble more concerts, recordings, and events. Too much of the Atlanta music scene is splintered and isolated. I moved here in 1997. It was years before I met another local composer. My story is not unique. Another composer I know (a Julliard grad, no less) lived here 5 years before meeting another composer. There is talent all over this city, but too few of us even know about each other. It is common for Atlanta composers to be more popular in other cities than in our own, unfortunately. However, it's time to change that. It's time for us to be seen and heard. Together, I believe we can be a major force in music--in our own city, nationally, and internationally. There is a wide breadth of compositional activity going on here--acoustic, electronic, conservative, avant-garde. Let's learn more about each other and get our music heard. Let's make our mark! Spread the word about this blog. Link to the URL from your website. Put it in your email signature. Get the word out and let's make things happen.
The more of you we know about and the more resources we have to work with, the better we can put together concerts and recordings of our music, get it covered by media, heard by listeners. Let us capitalize on our niche.
Let me and Mark know about you, your music, your interests. Visit our sites, email us. Make comments to the posts on this blog. Let us know what resources you have that would help in our endeavor to unite and promote local composers.
Let's go for it!