Monday, January 31, 2011

neoPhonia New Music Ensemble: February 8, 2011

The third concert of the 2010/11 neoPhonia New Music Ensemble season takes place on Tuesday, February 8. Please join us as we present a concert entitled Related Pitches. The evening will feature virtuoso music composed for clarinet and saxophone. We are honored to welcome guest faculty artists Ken LONG (clarinet) and Jan Berry BAKER (saxophone) as well as international guest artist Theofilos SOTIRIADIS (saxophone)

DATE: Tuesday, February 8
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Kopleff Recital Hall 
FREE ADMISSION!

PROGRAM

WANAMAKER / Duo Sonata for clarinet/sax duo
SPIROPOULOS / Saksti for tenor sax and electronics
DEMOS / Tonoi VII for solo alto sax
ETEZADY / Glint for clarinet/sax duo
KOUMENDAKIS / Forget Me Not for solo alto sax
LILLIOS / Veiled Resonance for solo soprano sax and electronics
DEMOS / Citizens of Nowhere (premiere) for clar./bass clar. and sop./alto sax

As always, you can meet and greet some of the composers and both performers at a reception following the concert sponsored by the GSU Student Chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) !

For directions to the Kopleff Recital Hall visit: http://www.music.gsu.edu/locations.aspx. For more information, visit www.music.gsu.edu  or call 404.413.5901

Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana - GSU Tomorrow

Hi all - just a reminder to see the Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana (aka the LOLs) at GSU tomorrow night. 7:30, free!

The Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana (LOLs) is a research and performance ensemble dedicated to the exploration of real-time computational technologies and digital media for the purpose of group music making. Inspired by the Princeton (PLOrk) and Stanford (SLork) ensembles, they look to bring the same excitement and virtuosity to the Gulf South, but with their own individual flair.


Also, set your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 12 - my new laptop-etc. group FLIP will be making our debut at Kavarna as part of the City Skies series.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sonic Generator Presents The Open Score

Georgia Tech’s chamber music ensemble-in-residence, Sonic Generator, will explore open musical scores on the boundaries of composition, improvisation, and interactivity in a free exhibition and concert in partnership with the Woodruff Arts Center. The performance features music with unconventional and technologically-driven scores by Kaija Saariaho, Frederic Rzewski, Jason Freeman, Bill Ryan, David Kim-Boyle, and Akito Van Troyer. It takes place at the Rich Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center on January 24th. The exhibition opens at 7 pm and the concert begins at 8 pm. We hope to see you there!

Full details are on Sonic Generator's web site.

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Website Launch

Happy New Year!

I’m happy to announce the launch of my new website:


Here you can sample audio excerpts and score previews of my compositions, view videos of performances, order music, check out my blog, Greek & Composing and much more! 

Best,
NJD

Friday, January 07, 2011

Dali til Dawn! This Weekend!

Saturday, January 8 · 6:00pm - 11:00pm - High Museum

WonderRoot and The High Museum present a night of surreal send-off performances as part of Dali til Dawn. Come see a varitey of acts... Poetry! Improv! Animation! Live Art! Film! Dance! Comedy! Skits! Music!

Performers include (in no particular order):
Ben Leak and the Lobster Mobster Poetry Collective, Adam Bruneau, Zentropy, Brett W Thompson, Amber Boardman, Steven Abadin, Scott Burland, Robbie Land, Ana Sousa, Cameron Stuart, Subliminator, Corey Barksdale, Bradley Bailey, Caleb Herron, Tanner Slick, Gary Eddy, David Bradford, Paul Mercer, Sarah Falls, Jule Baggenstos, and Alma Dytoc.

Dali Open Mic begins at 6pm and ends at 11pm (immediately following is a performance by The Imperial Opa!). Hosted by WonderRoot's Open Mic host Cameron Stuart. This event is part of the High Museums 31 hour Dali Send-Off.

For more information on Dali til Dawn visit:
http://www.high.org/main.taf?p=4%2C3%2C2&eventId=732&eventTypeId=12

For more information on WonderRoot visit:
www.wonderroot.org

Facebook event:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=179843638712395

Monday, January 03, 2011

Spring Semester Concerts

I have compiled the contemporary music concerts I found at our local universities and orchestras. If I missed something, don't hesitate to leave a comment! I hope you all can make it to as many of these as possible. Quite a few of them are FREE! We will have reminder posts, but I wanted to show an overview as you plan your new year.

Cobb Symphony - premiere by Atlanta composer Eric Alexander
January 15, 2011 • 8 PM - Murray Arts Center, Kennesaw

Sonic Generator
Monday, January 24, 2011, 8 pm - Tech

Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 7:30 PM - GSU

Cerberus Percussion Group
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 8:00 PM - Bailey Center, KSU

neoPhonia New Music Ensemble
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 7:30 PM - GSU

ASO plays Golijov and Piazzola
Thurs-Sat, February 24-26 - 8PM - Symphony Hall

Sy Brandon in residence at KSU

March 4, 2011: masterclasses only - no concerts :(

Senior Recital - Micah Martin, composition
Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 7:30 PM - GSU

Graduate Recital - Chris Owenby, composition
Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 7:30 PM - GSU

Rusty Banks in residence at KSU
March 14, 2011 - recital at 8PM

Sonic Generator
Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 8 pm - Tech

Bent Frequency
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 7:30 PM - GSU


KSU Festival of New Music
- Bailey Center, KSU
3/28, 8 pm: Student Composers Concert (KSU, GSU, Tech)
3/30, 8 pm: Faculty Composers Concert (KSU, GSU, Tech)
4/1, all day: eighth blackbird and Nico Muhly residency activities
4/2, 11 am-1 pm: Theory Symposium
4/2, 8 pm: eighth blackbird concert with Nico Muhly Southeast premiere

GSU Percussion Ensemble
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 7:30 PM - GSU

neoPhonia New Music Ensemble
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 7:30 PM - GSU

Instant Music Concert
Friday, April 08, 2011 - 12:00 PM - GSU

KSU Student Composers Concert
Friday, April 8, 2011 - 8:00 PM - KSU

4/11-13: Thomas Benjamin in residence at KSU
4/12, 8 pm: Mixed Chamber Ensemble, includes works by Thomas Benjamin
4/13, 8 pm: KSU Orchestra, includes work by Thomas Benjamin

Student Composers Concert
Friday, April 15, 2011 - 12:00 PM - GSU

Guest Artist - California E.A.R. Unit
Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 7:30 PM - GSU

Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Wind Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble
with Michael Colgrass, composer
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 7:30 PM - GSU

Graduate Recital - Hanna Lisa Stefansson, composition
Friday, April 22, 2011 - 7:30 PM - GSU