Monday, April 20, 2009

Bent Frequency presents "Georgia In My Ear" - Tues 21 April @ 8pm

Bent Frequency presents "Georgia In My Ear" tomorrow, April 21 at 8pm in GSU's Kopleff Recital Hall, featuring music by Georgia composers Nickitas Demos, Mark Gresham, Lewis Nielson and Joel Puckett, and composer Vivienne Olive from Atlanta's sister city, Nuremberg, Germany.

Thanks to recent underwriting of the program through a CENCIA Grant from Georgia State University, admission to the concert is now FREE for all attending audience.


Nickitas Demos: Secret Music
Joel Puckett: Gunslingers
Mark Gresham: Mortal Coils (premiere)
Lewis Nielson: Danger Man
Vivienne Olive: Another Silly Love Song

Click image below to see full-sized graphic for the concert:

Friday, April 17, 2009

Rapido Composition Contest hosted by Atlanta Chamber Players

Ugh! Why does this cool stuff happen right in the middle of our wedding/honeymoon! Brian C. and I won't be able to do this, but maybe one of you can. Win it for Atlanta!

June 8 - 22, 2009
Sponsored by the Atlanta Chamber Players & The Antinori Foundationto promote new works for chamber ensemble by Southern composers

The Atlanta Chamber Players, a mixed ensemble of strings, winds & piano, were founded in 1976 and have premiered more than 65 works to Atlanta audiences, including commissions by John Harbison, Michael Gandolfi, Anne LeBaron and Jonathan Kramer. The group has performed in more than 250 cities in the U.S. and Europe and has five CD recordings in its discography.

An original movement of 4-6 minutes for mixed ensemble must be composed in 14 days! The Rapido!SM judges will award the first prize winner a commission to complete the work for premiere performance by the Atlanta Chamber Players in May 2010.

Cash prizes total more than $6,000.Each finalist will receive $500 to be used for travel to Atlanta for Oct 09 competition concert.First Prize: $3500 award to compose additional 10-12 minutes of music Second Prize: $600 Third Prize: $400Audience Favorite Prize: $250

ELIGIBILITY: First 100 online registrantsResidents or full-time student residents of 11 southern states:(AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)Composers of all ages and levels of professional experienceCONTEST TIMELINE: June 1, 2009: Closing date for online registration at

June 8, 2009: Announcement is made online and by email of required form and instrumentation of Rapido!SM composition entries. (Maximum group is quintet)

June 8, 2009 - June 22, 2009: Composers will have 14 days to write an original movement of 4-6 minutes based on strict requirements.

August 14, 2009: Announcement of up to four finalist compositions.

October 4, 2009: Finalist Compositions to be performed in concert by the Atlanta Chamber Players at the High Museum's Walter Hill Auditoriumin Atlanta.

April 1, 2010: First Prize Winning Commissioned Work of 14-18 minutes to be delivered to Atlanta Chamber Players for premiere performance inMay 2010.

For more information and to register for Rapido!SM please go to:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

GSU Student Composer Concert

from Brent Milam:


Concert: GSU SCI Student Composers Concert

Time: Friday, April 17, 2009 at 12:00 noon

Location: Kopleff Recital Hall at Georgia State University



Dear Fellow Composers,

I would like to announce a concert that will feature works by students from the Georgia State University SCI Student Chapter in Atlanta, GA.  The concert will take place this Friday, April 17th, at 12:00 noon in the Kopleff Recital Hall (Arts and Humanities Building) on the campus of Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta.

Music by: Chad Powers, Hanna Lisa Stefansson; Chris Owenby, Toby Chappell & Ben Kaplan

Friday, April 03, 2009

neoPhonia New Music Ensemble Concert

The fourth and final neoPhonia New Music Ensemble concert of the 2008/09 season takes place on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 7:30 PM in the Kopleff Recital Hall on the campus of Georgia State University. The concert is FREE and open to the public.

Stars, water and landscapes...we explore the different facets of the observable world in a program entitle: intelligent designs. The concert will feature pieces for animated film, computer generated sounds as well as acoustic instruments. Joining student performers will be special guest ensemble Musica Da Camera (Helen KIM, violin, Tania MAXWELL CLEMENTS, viola & Charae KRUEGER, cello) and GSU faculty members Ken LONG, clarinet and Joseph PERAGINE, Associate Professor of Drawing, Painting, Printmaking - Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design.


2BTextures : : an abstract experimental animation - music by Elainie LILLIOS; animated film by Bonnie MITCHELL

Water Voyage : : for clarinet duo and electronic soundscape on CD by Alex SHAPIRO

Dark Expanse : : for computer generated sounds (premiere) by Brent MILAM

Paisaje cubano con rumba : : for guitar quartet by Leo BROUWER

intelligent designs : : for string trio and animated film (premiere) - music by Nickitas DEMOS ; animated film by Joseph PERAGINE

The Kopleff Recital Hall is located within the Arts & 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 the 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, artists and performers after the concert at a reception hosted by the GSU Student Chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI)