Monday, April 16, 2007

Final neoPhonia New Music Ensemble concert of the 2006/07 season

From Dr. Nickitas J. Demos:

Just a reminder - you are cordially invited to the fourth and final neoPhonia New Music Ensemble concert of the 2006/07 season.

Whether focusing on a solo performer, a lonely subway commute or the single blossoming of a flower just before death - we take a look at the solitary life... on the next neoPhonia concert.

The concert takes place at 7:30 PM in the Kopleff Recital Hall on the campus of Georgia State University in lovely downtown Atlanta and is, of course, FREE and open to the public.


Des Cherubins Sprache inwendig by Eckart BEINKE
for solo marimba

Straphanger by GSU MM composition graduate student Adam Scott NEAL
for computer generated sounds

Bamboo Blossoms by GSU MM composition graduate student Jennifer MITCHELL
for trombone, harp and two percussion

The Laughing Monkeys of Gravity by GSU faculty member Curtis BRYANT
for soprano and piano - Text by Stephen BLUESTONE
featuring special guest artists Chery BRENDEL, soprano and Lisa LEONG, piano

The Kopleff Recital Hall is located within the Arts and Humanities Building which is on the corner of Peachtree Center Avenue and Gilmer Street in
downtown Atlanta. Street parking may be available in this area, or you may use I-Lot (Peachtree Center Ave). For more detailed directions and maps,
please check out the GSU School of Music website at

As always, you will be able to meet and greet the composers and performersafter the concert at a reception hosted by the GSU Student Chapter of the
Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI).


Darren Nelsen said...

From Curtis Bryant:

It looks like the concert performance of "The Laughing Monkeys of Gravity" will occur, but with piano solo, rather than the full chamber ensemble version. Nevertheless, this should be a fine pairing of talent: coloratura soprano Chery Brendel and pianist Lisa Leong will perform the piano-vocal premiere of Curtis Bryant's setting of Stephen Bluestone's text. The performance will be on the GSU School of Music neoPhonia program in the Kopleff Recital Hall at 7:30 on Tuesday, April 17. Admission is free.

Adam Scott Neal said...

Also, my presentation of "Straphanger" will feature live sound diffusion in quadraphonic format.

Darren Nelsen said...

Awesome. I really look forward to hearing it, and asking you how you did it! :) Was it composed in Csound?