Bent Frequency presents MICROSCAPE II, our Second annual Composers' Concert, featuring the top selections from our 2006 Call for Scores, music of Atlanta composer Alvin Singleton, and a tribute to composer György Ligeti, who died in June of this year. We present this concert as an opportunity to expose upcoming and young composers to a wider audience, to celebrate the personalities that make our local musical community unique, and to honor the passing one of the great musical minds of our time.
Patricia Alessandrini - When David Heard
Per Bloland - Negative Mirror, Part II
Panayiotis Kokoras - Metasound
György Ligeti - Selections from Piano Etudes, Book 1
Carolyn O'Brien - Conveyance
Alvin Singleton - Argoru VIII
Mr. Bloland and Ms. O'Brien, will be in attendance. We hope to see you there!
Sunday, October 22nd 2006 at 8:00 PM
Suite 8, 290 MLK Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Admission is $10 ($8 for students)
Bent Frequency's 2006 Call for Scores generated nearly 200 submissions from composers in the United States and abroad. Our selections from this year's group were:
"When David Heard" for percussion, contrabass, and electronics by Patricia Alessandrini;
"Negative Mirror, Part II" for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, and electromagnetically-prepared piano by Per Bloland;
"Metasound" for flute, trombone, percussion, and contrabass by Greece's Panayiotis Kokoras;
"Conveyance" for alto flute, bass clarinet, and piano by Carolyn O'Brien.
Composer Alvin Singleton has strong ties to the Atlanta music community from his residencies at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and at Spelman College . His "Argoru VIII" for solo snare drum was commissioned by the "Meet the Composer" series for Atlanta music ensemble Thamyris in 2002.
György Ligeti (1923-2006) is widely recognized for the "micropolyphonic" music that appeared in the films of Stanley Kubrick, though his body of work includes many rich operatic, symphonic, choral, chamber, solo and electronic compositions. His solo piano Etudes, inspired partly by fractal mathematics, African polyphony, and jazz genius Thelonius Monk, are considered masterpieces of piano technique and expression.