Saturday, September 30, 2006

neoPhonia New Music Ensemble Opening Concert

From: Dr. Nickitas J. Demos

To All Our Friends:

The neoPhonia New Music Ensemble begins its 12th Season this coming
Tuesday, October 3 at 7:30 PM in the Rialto Center for the Arts in
downtown Atlanta on the campus of Georgia State University.
Admission is FREE and open to the public.


This concert, co-sponsored by the Center for Hellenic Studies at
GSU, features an exploration of new and established music written by
contemporary Greek composers. In addition to the music, all audience
members will also receive FREE ADMISSION to the 2006 Atlanta Greek
Festival to be held October 5-8!

featured works:

Tonoi VI for solo flute by Nickitas J. DEMOS [premiere]

Nuit for clarinet, viola and piano by Dimitri PAPAGEORGIOU

Rebonds for solo percussion by Iannis XENAKIS

Sonata for Viola and Piano by Victor KIOULAPHIDES [premiere]

Performers for this concert will be
Tania Maxwell-Clements - Instructor of Viola, GSU School of Music
Stuart Gerber, Assistant Professor of Percussion, GSU School of Music
Kenneth Long, Assistant Professor of Clarinet, GSU School of Music

and, in his neoPhonia debut: Brandt Fredriksen, piano - Assistant
Professor of Piano, GSU School of Music

For detailed directions and maps to the Rialto Center, please check
out the GSU School of Music website at

Hope to see many of you there!!

Best Wishes,


Composing for Film: The Art of Underscoring

From Jonathan Cazenave:

Happy weekend!

ICOM magazine has recently featured me in an article about film composers and the state of writing music for visual media. You can read it here:


Wednesday, September 13, 2006

ASS-G Meeting Wrap

From Jonathan Cazenave:

Great meeting on Thursday! We were treated to Lee Johnson's latest film and music "Every Matter Under Heaven" an American Oratorio, and learned a good bit about Lee's process as well. The music and film were both awesome and we had a blast watching various scenes and asking Lee questions. The DVD is slated for release this month so keep an eye out for it. It is a must see/hear.

Also, Drew Silverstein shared the DVD and talked about the experience of his scoring session in Hollywood under the NATAS up and coming Film Composer program. He was one of 8 people chosen in the country and the scene he chose to re-score and conduct was from X-Men 3. Did i mention he 18 years old? Nice job Drew!