Saturday, June 28, 2008

Performance of the seminal "In C"

from the Cerberus Percussion trio (or quartet? quintet? I don't think they even know now! ;) ) :

Saturday, July 19, 2008
8:30pm - 9:15pm
WonderRoot (art gallery)
982 Memorial Drive
Atlanta, GA

Please join us for a performance of the famous minimalist work "In C" by Terry Riley! If you are a musician, we want you to play! Reply to this with your regular email address, and I can send you a PDF of the score and instructions.

There will be a short rehearsal before the concert, at 8:00pm, and we ask everyone to be there so we can be all set up before the show...we have 45 minutes to perform the piece, as there are two rock bands on the same bill.

contact me and I can get you in touch: (my full name, no spaces) at gmail

Wish I could make it - hope some of you can!

SCI Journal of Scores

Hello everyone,

Just writing to say kudos to Toby Chappell, whose solo guitar piece "Memories of the North" has just been selected for the next issue of the SCI call for scores. (FYI, a recording of this work is available on the GSU chapter's CD "In With the New, Vol. 3").

Also kudos to our friend from Chattanooga, Jonathan McNair, whose "Sonata for Solo Percussion" was also selected.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Charles Knox profiled in Creative Loafing

Atlanta composer Charles Knox was profiled by Creative Loafing this week, interviewed by Russell McLendon and photographed by John Nowak. It appears on page 17 of the current issue (June 18-24, 2008, Vol. 37 No. 7) or you can view it online, where you can also comment back to CL. (You're encouraged to do so.)

In the middle of the online edition you can also listen to a live recording of Charles' "Semordnilap No. 2" in a version for violin, cello, djembe and piano, performed in Hawaii back in January 2006.

Charles has made multiple versions which are not "transcriptions" in the usual sense, but feature new parts which can be mixed at matched with most parts to create new versions. You could say it's like a kind of musical "Lego set" (or even a "Zwingy"). The part for any particular instrument, piano for example, remains the same in all versions. My understanding is that not all parts are compatible for combining into a new version, but most are. Charles should be able to elaborate and clarify this.

—Mark Gresham

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Georgia composers featured at SARC

Hello everyone -

Just dropping a line to inform you all that I am presenting a sound diffusion recital this Thursday, June 5 at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I will be mixing the following pieces live on the Sonic Lab's diffusion system:

Time Canvas by Douglas O'Grady
Reel by Chris Arrell
The Bone Season by Saturnin Sektor (aka Toby Chappell)
"" by Mitchell Turner


Most of the time, composers diffuse their own works, but after seeing a recital of Greek composers, none of whom were present, I thought, why not do some pieces by my comrades back home? These gentlemen have been gracious enough to allow me to work with their pieces, and it has been a lot of fun!