Monday, August 23, 2010

Mark your calendars for September 17th!

Dear Readers,

I am happy to announce TWO concerts of contemporary music happening on Friday, September 17th. They overlap slightly, but there is a good chance you can make it to both. I strongly urge you to support contemporary music in Atlanta by attending at least one of these concerts.

Concert 1:
Atlanta/Nürnberg: Sister Cities in Concert
Featuring Bent Frequency
Friday, September 17, 2010 - 7:30 PM

This concert of Nürnberg and Atlanta-based composers will include works by Vivienne Olive and Dieter Buwen (Nürnberg) and Tim Jansa, Nick Demos and Robert Scott Thompson (GSU, Atlanta). Sponsored by the Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA), which brings together creative writers, visual arts, composers, musicians, actors and playwrights, filmmakers and scholars engaged in arts-related research at Georgia State.

Venue: Rialto Center for the Arts
Cost: FREE

Concert 2:
Cerberus Percussion Group + Darren Nelsen
Friday, September 17, 2010 - 9:00 PM

Cerberus Percussion Group (Drew Dolan, Caleb Herron, Brandon Dodge - joined by Adam Scott Neal, keyboards) is performing at Kavarna. The program will include:

Adam Scott Neal - Pachamama (premiere)
Frederic Rzewski - Les Moutons de Panurge
Louis Andriessen - Workers Union
Mark Applebaum - Catfish

And more!

Composer-guitarist Darren Nelsen will be opening.
Venue: Kavarna
Cost: FREE

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Two Passions Collide: A Movie Review & A Musical Journey

Hello Atlanta Composers. It's been a while since I've posted on here. Today I took the first steps towards releasing my fourth album by taking my love of movies and melding it with my creative expressions. If you click on the title (or here) you'll find my newly-released fan commentary of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey." When synched with the film, however (starting at the first use of Ligeti's "Atmospheres" at the beginning), you'll find the tracks of my fourth album- "Beyond the Infinite: A Musical Odyssey"- placed in context to the film itself, with my own observations of creating the album (and discussing the film itself)- in between pieces. The album itself will be released officially in the coming month or so, but for now I'm very pleased to release it in this highly original fashion. I hope you take a listen.

Thanks for listening,

Brian Skutle