Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sonic Generator Concert

We hope you can join us for Sonic Generator's first concert of the season:

Monday, November 3rd, 2008
8 pm
Georgia Tech Alumni House
190 North Avenue
free and open to the public

More info:

The concert features compositions by Marco Buongiorno Nardelli, Anna Clyne,
Paula Matthusen, Tristan Perich, Jacob Ter Veldhuis, and Cody Wright.

Sonic Generator, Georgia Tech’s chamber music ensemble in residence, explores
the ways in which technology can transform how we create, perform, and listen
to music. The ensemble, comprised of five of the top classical musicians in
Atlanta, works closely with Georgia Tech faculty and students to present
concerts that bring cutting-edge technologies to the world of contemporary
classical music.

Sonic Generator is sponsored by the GVU Center, an interdisciplinary research
center which focuses on unlocking human potential through technical innovation
in computing technologies. The concert series is organized by the Music
Department in the College of Architecture and the Center for Music Technology,
which use new technologies to change the way people compose, listen to, and
perform music.

Monday, October 20, 2008

World Premiere of Laurence Sherr's work " Flame Language" at Kennesaw State

The Kennesaw State University Orchestra will perform the world premiere of “Flame Language,” a new Holocaust memorial composition by Associate Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence Laurence Sherr, at 8 p.m. on Oct. 22 (Wednesday) in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. This is Sherr’s third Holocaust-themed composition.

Tickets are $5. The free pre-concert lecture is at 7 p.m. in the recital hall of the music building. For information or to order tickets, visit or call the box office at 770-423-6650.

View the full article about the performance here:

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Dorkbot Art and Technology Forum

Please join us at Georgia Tech this coming Wednesday, October 15th at 7 pm in the Couch Building (room 207) for the monthly dorkbot art and technology lecture series. This month's meeting features composer, software developer, and Yale University lecturer Michael Klingbeil (via live video link) speaking about his SPEAR spectral editing software and its use in some of his recent music.

If you haven't heard about SPEAR before, please come to see this incredible (and free!) software application in action. If you have heard of SPEAR, then please come to find out more about it and Michael's compositional work.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 06, 2008

duoATL concert featuring 3 Atlanta Composers

This Sunday (10/12) at 3pm duoATL will be performing at Agnes Scott College's Maclean Auditorium in Presser Hall in Decatur, GA. At this concert we will be featuring works by three Atlanta Composers: Brian Chamberlain, Brian Luckett, and myself (Nicole Randall). All of the music is by composers who have lived in our lifetime. Here's the program:

Libertango (1973) by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Lost Hollow Road (2007) by Brian Chamberlain (b.1977)
Serenata al Alba del Dia (1985) by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999)
West End Funk (2007) by Brian Luckett
I Loved Lucy (1996) by Michael Daugherty (b. 1954)
Histoire du Tango (1985) by Astor Piazzolla
Confidencial No.2 (1989) by Alejandro Yague (b. 1947)
Mangosteen (2008) by Nicole Randall (b. 1977)

Admission is free. For more info about duoATL go to

Thursday, October 02, 2008

neoPhonia Concert featuring contemporary composers

I got this from Dr. Nikitas Demos, composition professor at GSU:

You are cordially invited to the first neoPhonia New Music Ensemble concert of the 2008/09 season.

We present a concert entitled ODYSSEIA III featuring music by Greek composers or related to Greek themes. We will also pay homage to composer Donald Erb (1927-2008) who recently passed away and was a tremendous influence upon the face of contemporary music. This concert is sponsored, in part, by the Center for Hellenic Studies at Georgia State University

If you are able, please join us on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:30 PM in the Kopleff Recital Hall on the campus of Georgia State University in lovely downtown Atlanta. The concert is, of course, FREE and open to the public.


Woody by Donald ERB
for solo clarinet

Backroads by Ohio-based composer Elainie LILLIOS
for solo digital media

NARCISSUS/echo by former Atlanta based composer Chris ARRELL
for clarinet, violin, vibraphone and cello

First Rain by Nickitas DEMOS [premiere]
for baritone, violin, viola, cello & piano
featuring the poetry Angelos Sikelianos in a new translation by the noted Modern Greek Scholar Gregory Jusdanis

The concert will feature GSU Faculty Artists Ken LONG, clarinet, Stuart GERBER, vibraphone, the ARIS QUARTET: Christos GALILIEAS, violin, Tania MAXWELL-CLEMENTS, viola, Martha GERSCHEFSKI, cello and Brandt FREDRIKSEN, piano and special guest artist Brad RITCHIE, cello.

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).

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Documentary project looking for composers to participate.

I received this from a friend of mine and fellow Atlanta composer looking for help on a thesis film from composers in the area. Feel free to contact him if interested. -Brian Skutle

I have a graduate degree in composition from GSU. I am currently completing a second graduate degree, this time in film/video. My chosen thesis is a documentary on living composers in Atlanta. In addition to fulfilling my thesis requirements, I will submit it to GPTV and PBS. I am seeking a few composers who would like to participate in this film which will entail profiling a piece of your music and a piece of your life.

If interested, please contact:

Ben Champion