Thursday, October 04, 2007

neoPhonia 10/9/07

From Nick Demos -

You are cordially invited to the first neoPhonia New Music Ensemble concert of the 2007/08 season.

We take a look at all those mundane and seemingly unimportant moments in life: an unnoticed street performer, the smell of rain, a typical day in the life of a music school as well as the act of breathing and dancing. In the hands of skilled composers, these moments are revealed as extraordinary. Join us as we reveal the Extraordinary Ordinary... on the next neoPhonia concert.

The concert takes place at on Tuesday, October 9 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.


A Minute of News by Eugene NOVOTNEY
for solo snare drum

The premiere of Petrichor by GSU alumnus Adam Scott NEAL
for clarinet and computer generated sounds

09.17.2003 by Mike McFERRON
for Stereo Digital Audio Media

Balafon by Christian LAUBA
for solo alto saxophone

[Bi:guni chum] by Dohi MOON
for cello trio

The concert will feature GSU Faculty Artists Kenneth LONG, clarinet and
Adam PENDLETON, saxophone

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 performers after the concert at a reception hosted by the GSU Student Chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI).

3 comments: said...

Unfortunately I am too far away to attend.. but I sure am curious about the piece about an an unnoticed street performer...

All the best,

'Saw Lady'

Darren Nelsen said...

Looking forward to the show!

Adam Scott Neal said...

Yes, I am also too far away to attend - my own premiere! It's sad but kind of cool at the same time, actually...

I would like to reiterate that there is always free food at these functions, and the reception is always a great place to mingle. I think most of the composers on this program are from elsewhere, but especially the "local composer" nights are good. If anyone there talks to a composer we don't know about, please mention this blog and Myspace page. If more people get involved, Atlanta can eventually have an actual "scene."