Saturday, November 07, 2009

Local Composer Seeks Volunteer Singers (Eyedrum Art Gallery)

From Daniel Clay:


I am a composer and performance artist living and working in the Atlanta area.

I am seeking volunteer singers to perform with my vocal ensemble on Saturday November 14 at the Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery in Atlanta. The performance will be one of many at Eyedrum's First Annual Earball, a day-long festival of music and sound-based artworks and performances.

The compositions to be performed are, simply put, rounds for any large group of singers (of any ability, range, age, gender, etc. much like a church congregation) to perform. More specifically, the pieces are composed to explicitly demonstrate the physical and spatial aspect of group singing. Singers will be divided into groups and strategically placed around the gallery. When the pieces are performed audience and performers alike will experience the music "moving" throughout the gallery space.

I will be teaching the pieces to the ensemble shortly before the performance. In order to successfully perform the pieces I need as many voices as possible to participate. If you are interested in performing with my ensemble please contact me for more information.

The following is a schedule for the performance:

Saturday November 14 - Eyedrum Gallery

1:00 pm - Performers arrive at Eyedrum Gallery

1:30 - 2:30 - instruction and practice singing of the music

2:30 - 4:00 - break to observe other performances, grab a bite, etc.

4:00 - 5:00 perform!

Please contact me if you have any questions about my work or the event. This is an opportunity not only to perform new works by a local composer but to support and contribute to the richness and variety of Atlanta's art and music scene. Additionally, by participating you will be supporting Eyedrum Gallery, a bastion of underground and experimental art in Atlanta for more than a decade now. Eyedrum recently narrowly escaped closing its doors due to financial hardship.

Hope to hear from you, many thanks

Daniel Clay
daniel AT danielclaymusic DOT com

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