Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Classic Goes Contemporary: F.W. Murnau’s silent movie "Faust" (1926) set to new music by Toby Chappell

Saturday, March 5 @ 6 pm
Goethe-Zentrum Auditorium

http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/atl/ver/en7168706v.htm

The 1926 film "Faust", directed by F.W. Murnau of "Nosferatu" fame,
will be shown in its entirety on March 5 with a live performance of
a new soundtrack (electronics and guitar) for the film.

"Faust" was backed by the biggest film budget in German film history
up to that point, and features the most intricate special effects
possible in the era, as well as a superb cast anchored by Emil
Jannings as Mephisto and Swedish stage legend Gösta Ekman as Faust.

Previous sections of the soundtrack have been performed at
Georgia State University, and a house concert hosted by Darren Nelsen.
This event will mark the premiere of the full soundtrack.

CDs will be available featuring excerpts from the soundtrack.

Please RSVP for this event by March 4 at 404-892-2388 or info@german-institute.org.

Toby Chappell is a composer, guitarist, and sound sculptor currently
residing in the Atlanta, GA area. He has studied and/or collaborated
with such diverse artists and collectives as the Pythagoras Society,
Robert Scott Thompson, Eyes of Ligeia, and the Black Muse Element.
Currently, Toby is focusing on film soundtrack and guitar-based
ambient music, all of which he releases pseudonymously as Saturnin
Sektor (electroacoustic and film music), or Misdreamt (guitar+electronics).
Contact: motiondemon@emailengine.net

Two new releases from Toby Chappell

Two new releases are now available from Atlanta-area electronic and
electro-acoustic composer Toby Chappell. The releases are available
in both physical and digital formats.

The latest release from SATURNIN SEKTOR ("Unreal City") is the culmination
of two years' work collecting field recordings from such places as
Savannah, New York City, and sacred sites in Ireland.

The first release from MISDREAMT ("The Motion Demon") is also now available.
MISDREAMT features found percussion and looped/layered guitar parts, with
unsettling electro-acoustic ambience always lurking beneath the surface.
Live performances of the MISDREAMT material will include video components
from the composer and other collaborators.

More information (samples, artwork downloads, ordering info) can be found at:

http://misdreamt.bandcamp.com
http://saturninsektor.bandcamp.com
http://motiondemon.blogspot.com

Toby Chappell is a composer, guitarist, and sound sculptor currently
residing in the Atlanta, GA area. He has studied and/or collaborated
with such diverse artists and collectives as the Pythagoras Society,
Robert Scott Thompson, Eyes of Ligeia, and the Black Muse Element.
Currently, Toby is focusing on film soundtrack and guitar-based
ambient music, all of which he releases pseudonymously as Saturnin
Sektor (electroacoustic and film music), or Misdreamt (guitar+electronics).
Contact: motiondemon@emailengine.net

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 - Take Your Pick!

Alas, next Tuesday is another night of competing concerts of contemporary compositions.

If you are downtown and/or in a "wind" mood, please see neoPhonia at 7:30 pm (FREE - see below for more details).

If you are in a more "percussive" mood and/or on the North(west) side of town, see Cerberus Percussion Group at KSU's Bailey Center (8PM, FREE).


Cerberus will be playing:

The Frame Problem by James ROMIG
Pachamama by Adam Scott NEAL
Metasmo by Joel HOFFMAN
Always Very Soft by John Luther ADAMS
Worker’s Union by Louis ANDRIESSEN



Please please please go support our growing post-classical music scene!!!!