Thursday, January 24, 2008

Anne Frank: Within and Without, original music by Chip Epsten

This is from Chip Epsten:

The Center for Puppetry Arts presents Anne Frank: Within and Without, by
Bobby Box, with original music composed and performed on violin and toy
piano by Chip Epsten.

Your favorite Yiddish folk songs deconstructed - including the lovely
lullaby Oyfn Pripitchik. Hear a sample on Epsten's hastily-constructed
myspace page

Part of the Center's New Directions Series, premiered 2006. Missed it then?
Well here it is again, even better. A show that "brings new depth and
perspective to the wartime memoir." ~NY Times

Now through February 17
Thursday - Saturday 8 PM
Sunday at 5 PM
Tuesday - Friday 11 AM, if you don't mind joining the school groups.

Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street at 18th St
Atlanta GA 30309
Tickets: 404-873-3391 or

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Floyd's Cold Sassy Tree Lecture

This conflicts with the electronic music concert, but Atlanta Opera is hosting a lecture about the upcoming performance of Carlisle Floyd's "Cold Sassy Tree" which is opening soon. Just thought we should be aware.

The Atlanta Opera invites you to attend.....
OPERA 101Led by long time opera connoisseur and Honorary Board Member, Carter Joseph, OPERA 101 is a prep course for the upcoming production. Patrons are introduced to a history, background and story line of the opera. The composer, librettist, key characters, musical theme and selected arias are featured in an entertaining and interesting multi-media presentation. OPERA 101 is educational AND fun!

Reservations are encouraged: 404.881.8801
Date: Monday, January 28, 2008 Cold Sassy Tree
Time: 7:00 PM -9:00 PM
Place: The Cathedral of St. Philip, Gould Room
2744 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30305

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Dorkbot, featuring Nick Didkovsky

Georgia Tech's next Dorkbot art and technology forum (next Wednesday, January 16th, at 7 pm) features composer Nick Didkovsky presenting MetaSection Piece Generator, a program that composes music for live ensemble. Nick will discuss and demonstrate his unique approach to algorithmic composition, joining us via videoconference from New York. (Next month, you'll have a chance to hear Nick's piece, Rain on a Frail Cutie, performed on Sonic Generator's February 12th concert.)

Nick is a truly unique musician: he plays guitar in his avant-rock septet, Doctor Nerve; he has written music for the Bang on a Can All-Starts and the California EAR Unit; he is the developer of the Java Music Specification Language (JMSL); he has created a number of compelling interactive music applications on the web; and he is director of bioinformatics for the Gensat project at Rockefeller University. We hope you'll join us for this wonderful opportunity to learn more about Nick's music and his compositional process.

Full information at dorkbot-atl, which is sponsored by the Music Department in the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

UNSEEN FORCES to be presented at Eyedrum, Jan.28 @ 8:00pm

Atlanta Composers Group
Unseen Forces: Electronic Music by Atlanta Composers

featuring music by
Toby Chappell, Mark Gresham, Mike Murray,
Adam Scott Neal, Darren Nelsen, Jason Passmore,
Brian Skutle, Mitchell Turner and Kerwin Young

Monday, January 28th, 2008 @ 8pm
290 MLK Jr. Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 USA

Following up from the success of its 2007 "Turned On" concert, the Atlanta Composers Group presents "Unseen Forces" a new electronic music program featuring the works of nine local artists.

Not only is admission to the concert FREE, those attending will also be given a FREE CD at the show which will include works from the "Unseen Forces" and "Turned On" concerts as an additional "Thanks" for being there.

MEDIA CONTACT: For further information, please contact organizer Darren Nelsen by messaging via his MySpace page:

For more about the group visit the Atlanta Composer Group online at
and on MySpace at