Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Chamber Cartel Closes Non Stop Season this Friday!


Chamber Cartel closes "Non Stop" season this by premiering works by Atlanta Composers Adam Scott Neal and Nicole Chamberlain.

Friday, 12/14, at 7pm
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03
White Provision Bldg
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Chamber Cartel invites you and your friends to a night of non-holiday themed New Music. Our final (and 12th!) concert of 2012 will culminate in a huge party for those with adventurous ears. The Party will feature New Music from some of the most interesting composers today! The Party is a cross between a soiree and a concert and There will be mini-concerts (20-30 minutes) throughout the experience so you want to be there the whole time! Please come and join Chamber Cartel for masterful performances from some of Atlanta's best musicians of music by Morton Feldman, Adam Scott Neal, Daniel Swilley, Carolyn Chen, John Wyre, Nicole Chamberlain, Marcos Balter, and Michael Vincent Waller.

Buy Tickets Here ($20): http://theparty.brownpapertickets.com/

Preview of Nicole Chamberlain's "Fisticuffs" which will premiere Friday:


Monday, December 03, 2012

Sonic Generator presents pianist Tim Whitehead


Sonic Generator Presents Pianist Tim Whitehead

Saturday, December 15th at {Poem88}
1100 Howell Mill Road at 14th Street (White Provision Building)
Concert begins at 8 p.m. Free admission.

http://www.sonicgenerator.gatech.edu
http://poem88.net/
http://www.timwhiteheadpiano.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/483226451722222/

Georgia Tech’s chamber music ensemble-in-residence, Sonic Generator, features its pianist Tim Whitehead in an eclectic concert of contemporary piano music in an intimate West Midtown gallery space. The program features music by seminal American composers Philip Glass, David Lang, and Elliot Carter, as well as Anton Webern's classic Variations fur Klavier and music by Hywei Davies.

An artist of many facets, American pianist Tim Whitehead is a graduate of The Eastman School of Music and has been both a long and short term resident artist at The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, and has been heard on National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s ZedTV, and Radio Suisse Romande. Mr. Whitehead is a laureate of the Academie de Musique de Lausanne, has been presented in recital at The Holland Music Sessions, and has held staff piano positions at Bennington College and The Quartet Program at Bucknell University.

Sonic Generator, Georgia Tech’s contemporary chamber music ensemble-in-residence, explores the ways in which technology can transform how we create, perform and listen to music. The ensemble, comprised of some of the top classical musicians in Atlanta, works closely with Georgia Tech students and faculty in the School of Music and elsewhere on campus to present concerts that bring cutting-edge technologies to the world of contemporary classical music. Sonic Generator is sponsored by the GVU Center, the Center for Music Technology, the School of Music, and the College of Architecture.

{Poem88} opened in October 2010 in the White Provision District of Atlanta's Westside. Under the curatorial direction of writer and filmmaker Robin Bernat, {Poem88} represents emerging and mid-career artists, and presents thoughtful and innovative explorations in a new artistic frontier.

Complete Program:

Anton Webern: Variations fur Klavier (1936)
Hywei Davies: Piano Pieces (2003)
David Lang: Wed (1992)
Elliot Carter: 90+ (1994)
Philip Glass: Mad Rush (1979)

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Terminus Ensemble - Season 1, Concert 2: Sunday, December 9

Dear all,

Please join us for the second concert of the inaugural season of Terminus Ensemble! Terminus is dedicated to showcasing music by Atlanta-affiliated composers.

Location: Atlanta Central Library Auditorium, Downtown
(One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA)

Time: Sunday, December 9th, 2012 at 3:30pm

Admission: FREE

The program will include:

Laurence Sherr - EIMI (mixed quartet)
Mark Gresham - Vagabond Drumming (percussion duo)
Adam Scott Neal - Tanka (solo viola)
Darren Nelson - Curios for Glockenspiel
Nicole Chamberlain - Movement (mixed quartet)

plus a surprise...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

24 Hour Opera Project Accepting Applicants!


24-Hour Opera Project


Time:
Friday at 5:00 p.m. through Saturday at 9:00 p.m.

Location
Friday kick-off event at 5:00 p.m. at:
First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
1328 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA 30309

Saturday showcase performance at 7:00 p.m. at:
The Atlanta Opera Center
1575 Northside Dr
Building 300, Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30318

Cost:
FREE and open to the public
The Atlanta Opera is proud to present the third annual 24-Hour Opera Project, Friday, January 25, 2013 and Saturday, January 26, 2013. Composers, lyricists, stage directors and opera singers from all over may apply to compete in the project. Applications to participate can be found below.
Composers and lyricists selected to participate will be randomly paired together, and will have 12 hours to write a 7-10 minute opera. At the end of 12 hours, the pieces will be assigned to a stage director, who will draft singers from a pool of applicants, and have eight hours to rehearse before presenting the scenes in a showcase concert 24 hours after the project begins.
Compositions and performances will be presented to a panel of judges, the audience, and the public via live webcast on Saturday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the judges' choice and audience favorite.
For more information, please call 404-881-8883 or e-mail education@atlantaopera.org.

Applications

Deadline: December 14, 2012.
Applications may be e-mailed to education@atlantaopera.org, faxed to 404-881-1711, or mailed to The Atlanta Opera, Attn: 24-Hour Opera Project, 1575 Northside Dr NW, Bldg 300, Ste 350, Atlanta, GA 30318.
High school students (grades 9-12) with theater experience may apply to participate as stage managers. Stage managers will assist all day Saturday, January 26 and at the showcase performance that evening.
The Atlanta Opera 24-Hour Opera Project is made possible by generous support from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and Turner Voices.

GSU Student Chapter of SCI - Fall Concert

Come out and and enjoy a wonderful sonic lunch at a concert of new works by student composers from the Society of Composers, (SCI), at Georgia State University. Featuring compositions by:

Taylor HELMS

Salvatore LoCASCIO

Connor WAY


Date:              Friday, November 30, 2012
Time:             12 PM
Location:        Kopleff Recital Hall on the campus of Georgia State University

FREE and open to the public!

See you there! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Benefit Concert for Becky Weaver

My piece "Tamar" will be performed by Perimeter Flutes on this benefit concert. Help out one of your local freelancers get the surgery she needs to continue making music!

From Jeanne Carere:

"Thank you in advance for taking the time for read this letter. Have you ever had someone do something to help you without asking for anything in return? I am grateful to say that I have been a recipient of that kind of kindness more than a few times in my life. There is no other feeling in the world like it. It is glorious all the way around.

An opportunity has come to my attention recently. One of our teachers at Carere Music, Becky Weaver is in dire need of a surgery to correct compression on her spinal cord. She has compression in two areas, one in lower back and one in her neck. With a preexisting condition, no insurance company will even consider covering her. If surgery doesn’t happen, Becky will lose feeling in her hands and feet and no longer be able to work or live with any quality of life. Becky has been teaching for us for over 6 years. Our teachers are like family to us. Becky doesn’t have the ability to earn the money needed to cover the cost of surgery. She needs at least $7500.00 for the doctors part of the surgery. I wish I had the funds to help write a check but sadly, I don’t. What I do have is the ability to coordinate a benefit concert to help Becky with her medical costs.

Becky’s background:

Becky is an active freelance violinist in the Atlanta area, and has played in the orchestras for many celebrities, including Tony Bennett and Tom Jones, and was also the concertmaster for Burt Bacharach’s and Dionne Warwick’s shows. While at the Cleveland Institute, she studied with members of the Cleveland Quartet and also played under James Levine. Becky has played with the symphonies of Gainesville and Columbus, and in the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and the Gwinnett Philharmonic. She is currently a member of the Festival String Quartet. Becky has nearly thirty years teaching experience.

Carere Music will be holding a benefit concert to raise money for Becky's surgery.

Thursday, Nov. 29th, 7:30pm
Winters Chapel United Methodist Church
Admission $10 with donations encouraged."

http://www.careremusic.com/collections/frontpage/products/becky-weaver-benefit-concert

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New blog post

A new blog post is up, now that I finally have time to write one! This month, trying to figure out why I do what I do! Check out the article, The Passion Trap via my website, http://nickitasdemos.com or directly at http://greekandcomposing.blogspot.com

Monday, October 08, 2012

3 Premieres by Georgia Symphony Orchestra


Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 4:00pm
Zion Baptist Church
165 Lemon Street
Marietta, GA 30060
* Composers discussion before concert at 2:45pm with Nicole Chamberlain, Grant Harville, Erik Lindgren, and Michael Alexander.

Tickets: Adults $15 / Students $10
http://georgiasymphony.org/2012-13-season/

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra returns to one of our favorite venues to perform an exciting variety of American works. The program features two premieres by Atlanta-based composers Nicole Chamberlain and Grant Harville. GSO friend Oral Moses lends his rich bass voice to another premiere, Erik Lindgren’s Extreme Spirituals. Interspersed through the concert are Morton Gould’s American Ballads.

Nicole Chamberlain, Ogeechee (world premiere)
Grant Harville, Orchestral Suite (world premiere)
Erik Lindgren, Extreme Spirituals, (world premiere)
Morton Gould, American Ballads

Oral Moses, bass
Ken Field, saxophone
Michael Alexander and Grant Harville, conductors


Monday, September 17, 2012

Red Clay Connections Concert

September 18 at 8pm
Kopleff Recital Hall at Georgia State University

Performed by Perimeter Flutes:
Music from the Outer Edge - Charles Knox (World premiere)
Tamar - Nicole Chamberlain

Performed by Jan Berry and Tania Maxwell:
Moment's Notice by Nick Demos (US Premiere)

Admission is free!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

POSTPONED - Sonic Generator Presents Metropolis

Sonic Generator's performance of Metropolis, scheduled for September 27, has been postponed until spring 2013.

For announcements about the new date for Metropolis as well as for other Sonic Generator concerts during the 2012-2013 season:

* Check back on our website: http://www.sonicgenerator.gatech.edu/

We look forward to seeing you at Metropolis this spring, and at many other Sonic Generator events throughout the year.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sonic Generator Presents Metropolis


Metropolis
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
8:30 pm
free admission
Woodruff Arts Center Piazza
1280 Peachtree ST NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

More info: http://www.sonicgenerator.gatech.edu

Sonic Generator presents a free screening of Fritz Lang's 1927 science fiction masterpiece, Metropolis, with a live performance of a new musical score by Martin Matalon, in a unique outdoor setting at the Woodruff Arts Center. Metropolis, a milestone of German expressionism and an inspiration for science fiction films such as Blade Runner and The Matrix, portrays a dystopian world in which the poor tend to futuristic machines and inevitably clash with the wealthy elite. Recently found footage in Argentina has restored Metropolis to it's original length. Sonic Generator's performance - featuring sixteen instrumentalists and electronic sounds - will present the American premiere of Matalon's score for this newly restored edition. Performed on the piazza at the Woodruff Arts Center, with the film screened dramatically onto the High Museum of Art, Metropolis will showcase an iconic film and cutting-edge music in a unique space. Bring your own beach chairs and blankets and settle in for an unforgettable experience. Presented by Sonic Generator, the contemporary music ensemble in residence at Georgia Tech, in partnership with the Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Francaise, the Goethe Institut, Flux Projects, the Franco-German Fund, and the French-American Fund for Contemporary Music.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sonic Generator concert at the Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech


Sonic Generator Presents “Music and Data”

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at the Academy of Medicine, 875 West Peachtree Street.
Concert begins at 8 p.m. Free admission.

http://www.sonicgenerator.gatech.edu
https://www.facebook.com/events/405768252796508/
http://icad2012.icad.org

Georgia Tech’s contemporary chamber music ensemble-in-residence, Sonic Generator, features music by Jonathan Berger, Steve Reich, Charles Dodge, Visda Goudarzi, and Katharina Vogt in a free performance in partnership with the International Conference on Auditory Display. The concert showcases innovative contemporary music that transforms various types of data into musical form.

The concert features guest composer Jonathan Berger, a professor at Stanford and a leading researcher on the intersections between data sonification and creative practice. His string quartet Doubles (2004), originally written for the St. Lawrence String Quartet, recalls songs of peace, freedom, and resistance and also draws inspiration from seventeenth-century ornamentation practices. Viola Elegy (1987), by computer music pioneer Charles Dodge, draws its musical content from fractal structures. Minimalist composer Steve Reich’s Piano Phase (1967), performed in this concert in a version for two marimbas, turns the concept of phasing — in which two musicians initially play in unison but drift further and further apart over time — into a gradual process that drives the entire piece. And Chirping Stars (2012) by Visda Goudarzi and Katharina Vogt, a finalist in the conference’s annual sonification competition, turns an analysis of the most popular musicians on Twitter into an electroacoustic reflection on social listening.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Atlanta Ballet: New Choreographic Voices

PAVO
Music by Nickitas DEMOS
Choreography by Tara LEE
  • Soprano/Alto Sax: Jan Berry Baker
  • Cello: Charae Krueger
  • Percussion: Michael Cebulski
  • D.J. : Jennifer Mitchell

My work, Pavo, will be premiered on May 18 - 20, 2012 at the Alliance Theater. The work is written for soprano/alto sax, cello, percussion, D.J. and six dancers. It was commissioned by the Atlanta Ballet and choreographed by Tara Lee
For more info click HERE.   
I've also written a series of articles about the experience of collaborating with Tara. You can check these articles out on my blog

Friday, May 04, 2012

Bent Frequency show next week!

Bent Frequency will join thousands of musicians and hundreds of concert presenters across the country Friday, May 11 at 8pm at MASS Collective (364 Nelson St. SW, Atlanta, GA, 30313,) in celebrating National Chamber Music Month. This event in Castleberry Hill will be on the same night as the Castleberry Hill Art Walk!

MASS Collective’s presentation of Bent Frequency’s “Singular Pluralities” is part of a nationwide initiative to raise public awareness of the many styles of small ensemble music performed and presented today. The month-long series of performances, residencies, pre- and post-concert discussions, and other chamber music events will showcase ensemble music of all styles, including early, classical, jazz, and world music.

Chamber Music America (CMA), the national service organization for ensemble music professionals and the organizer of National Chamber Music Month, has invited its membership of more than 6,000 music professionals to participate in this first-time-ever endeavor.

Bent Frequency will feature world premieres by Darren Nelsen, Mark Gresham, Robert Scott Thompson and Jason Freeman and pieces by Louis Andriessen, Steve Everett and Tae Hong Park.

Performers include:
Jan Berry Baker, saxophone
Stuart Gerber, percussion
Steve Everett, bass
Sarah Kapps, cello
Tae Hong Park, bass
Amanda Pepping, trumpet


For more information, please visit www.bentfrequency.com.

Friday, April 20, 2012

3 events next week!

Try to make it to at least one, y'hear?

Monday: Georgia State University Music Technology Group at Goat Farm

Geoff Massey- Dronology
Madeleine Conti- The Third Jesus
William Walker- Door Eleven
Alex Marse – Sycamore
Johnathan Turner - The Space Between One Stone and the Next
William Hollifield – Spin
Drew Woodward - Walking With Dinosaurs
Tae Hong Park - bass x sung

Wednesday: Chamber Cartel at In Tune Studios

Morton Feldman - Why Patterns?
Adam Scott Neal - Mirror Universes

Thursday: Bent Frequency and CORE at the High
Free outdoor performance, 1/2-price admission to High (open until 10pm)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

SCI Student Composers Concert

Please join us for another concert of student works presented by the Georgia State University Student Chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI)

The concert takes place:

Friday, April 13, 2012
12 PM
Kopleff Recital Hall, GSU Campus in downtown Atlanta
Free Admission!

Directions to the Kopleff Recital Hall: http://www.music.gsu.edu/locations.aspx

Program:

Amy LEVENTHALFour Miniatures for String Quartet (PREMIERE)

Salvatore LoCASCIOIntroduction from Sonata for Flute and Piano  (PREMIERE)

Stephen WOODElegy for the Earth for solo violin (PREMIERE)

Ioannis PAPASPYROUPsifidoto for woodwind quintet (PREMIERE)

Alex MARSEToo Much Doubt for 2 channel electronic sounds

Amy LEVENTHALHawks to Hummingbirds: for Coltrane & Parker for alto sax & piano

Salvatore LoCASCIOMassa Brassa for solo euphonium (PREMIERE)

William WALKERFever Dream for brass quintet (PREMIERE)


Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 02, 2012

Sonic Generator presents "Hi Tech, Lo Fi"

Sonic Generator Presents “Hi Tech, Lo Fi”

Monday, April 16, 2012
Rich Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta
Concert begins at 8 p.m.

Free admission.

http://www.sonicgenerator.gatech.edu
https://www.facebook.com/events/367824569925004/

Georgia Tech’s contemporary chamber music ensemble-in-residence, Sonic Generator, features music by Daniel Wohl, Tristan Perich, Ronan Shai, Michel van der Aa and Thierry de Mey in a free performance in partnership with the Woodruff Arts Center. The concert showcases innovative contemporary music that uses a variety of technologies to create a “lo-fi” sound, ranging from works incorporating gameboys, cassette recorders, and 1-bit electronics to music inspired by the pixelation of grainy images.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Perimeter Flutes performs Nicole Chamberlain's "Tamar"


Perimeter Flutes will be performing Nicole Chamberlain's "Tamar" at the Greater Atlanta Christian's School Black & White Gala. Enjoy an art gallery and nosh before the faculty recital.

Perimeter Flutes includes: Kathy Farmer, Jeanne Giager, Laura Philpott, and Nicole Chamberlain.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Perimeter-Flutes/186622258027947 

"Tamar" Program Notes:
A summer visit to the Republic of Georgia as a teenager and renewed investigation into the music of the Balkans influenced the composer to incorporate derivatives of Balkan rhythms and harmonies into this piece. The name “Tamar” has several different ties to the Republic of Georgia. In Georgian mythology, she was the sky goddess who controlled the weather patterns and enslaved the morning star. In Christianity where it takes the form of Greek Orthodox in Georgia, she was the daughter of King David. In Georgian history, she was the first woman ruler who participated in battle to defend her country. Tamar is truly integrated into Georgian history and culture and made a fitting title for the work.

This piece was not only influenced by the music of a people steeped in history and culture, but also plays on the flexibility and palette of articulation at the flute’s disposal. Through extended techniques such as pizzacato and beat boxing, the flute can take on characteristics of the string and percussion families allowing the flute to quickly transition into different styles.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Terminus Ensemble Debut Concert


You are cordially invited to the debut concert of Terminus Ensemble, a new group focusing on contemporary music by Atlanta-based composers!

March 4, 2012: 3pm
Central Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303
FREE Admission



Featuring:

secret music
for viola and vibraphone by Nickitas Demos
Circular Arguments for clarinet and cello by Sarah Hersh
Piano Etudes by Jason Freeman
Mirror Universes 6 for percussion duo by Adam Scott Neal
Inventio Fortunata for solo flute by Drew Dolan
Between the Walls for flute, clarinet, cello, and piano by Brent Milam

performed by:

Isaac Anderson, percussion
Ipek Brooks, piano
Mike Brooks, viola
Nicole Randall Chamberlain, flute
Katie Curran, clarinet
Erin Ellis, cello
Olivia Kieffer, percussion


This is a FREE show - we look forward to seeing you there!

facebook event page
our website

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Composer & Flutist Ian Clarke Recital & Workshop

On Saturday (2/25),  Flutist & Composer Ian Clarke will be the guest artist at the Atlanta Flute Fair at Georgia Perimeter College, Clarkston Campus. He will be giving a recital which he features his own music as well as a Stockhausen piece that has inspired him as a composer and flutist. Not only will he give a recital, but he will also give a workshop which will focus on the extended techniques he uses in his compositions. You do not have to be a flutist or a member of the Atlanta Flute Club to attend these events. You can find out more about the Atlanta Flute Fair well as the schedule of events here: http://www.atlantafluteclub.org/default.htm

Monday, February 20, 2012

Rabbit Tales - more public performances added


The Atlanta Opera is pleased to present Rabbit Tales, a world premiere Atlanta Opera commission, for the 2011-2012 season. Based on the Br’er Rabbit stories by Joel Chandler Harris, this production is a contemporary, light-hearted opera that combines several story lines from Native American, African and Cajun Folklore. Rabbit Tales is written and composed by composer Nicole Chamberlain and librettist Madeleine St. Romain. These performances provide children and families the opportunity to see Rabbit Tales in a community setting.

Rabbit Tales Community Performances:
Date/Time: Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 3PM
Admission: $6
Location: Decatur High School Theater • 310 N. McDonough St. • Decatur, GA 30030

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 10AM & 1PM

Admission: $6
Location: The Atlanta Opera Center • 1575 Northside Dr. NW
 • Bldg. 300, Suite 350 • Atlanta, GA 30318

Date/Time: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 11AM

Admission: $6
Location: Fulton County Arts & Culture's Southwest Arts Center • 915 New Hope Rd. • Atlanta, GA 30331

Thursday, February 16, 2012

neoPhonia presents ODYSSEIA

You are cordially invited to the third concert of the 2011/12 season of
neoPhonia New Music Ensemble

Special Guest Artists:
Nevart-Veron GALILEAS, alto flute
Caleb HERRON, percussion
Yiorgos VASSILANDONAKIS, composer

Featuring GSU Faculty Performers:
Kenneth LONG, clarinet
Brandt FREDRIKSEN, piano

WHEN:        Tuesday, February 21, 2012 • 7:30 PM
WHERE:      Kopleff Recital Hall, Georgia State University campus

Free Admission!

Join us for another in our ongoing series of concerts entitled, "ODYSSEIA," exploring contemporary Greek music.

Program:

Rebonds (for solo percussion) :: Iannis XENAKIS

Playing With Fire (for solo alto sax) :: Will WEST (premiere)

YARNAIRE (for alto flute & vibraphone) :: Yiorgos VASSILANDONAKIS (US premiere)

Rites of Passage (for Bb/Eb/bass clarinet & piano) :: Nickitas DEMOS

Meet the composers & performers after the concert at a reception sponsored by the GSU Student Chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI)

This concert made possible, in part, through funding by the Center for Hellenic Studies at Georgia State University

For directions, visit: http://www.music.gsu.edu/locations.aspx

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sonic Generator presents "Locally Grown"

Sonic Generator Presents “Locally Grown”

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Rich Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta
Concert begins at 8 p.m.

Free admission.

http://www.sonicgenerator.gatech.edu
https://www.facebook.com/events/220310531390081/


Georgia Tech’s contemporary chamber music ensemble-in-residence, Sonic Generator, features music by Alvin Lucier, Jason Freeman, Steve Everett, Tae Hong Park, Adam Silverman, and Pedro Rivadeneira in a free performance in partnership with the Woodruff Arts Center. Showcasing innovative music by Atlanta-based composers who integrate technology into contemporary music, the concert includes two works inspired by the Beatles' Strawberry Fields Forever, two pieces exploring the potential of spatialized electronic sound, and the premiere of SGLC by Georgia Tech music professor Jason Freeman, in which laptop and instrumental musicians together create the performance through live computer coding and real-time digital music notation.

Hope to see you all there!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Midtown Brass performance premieres Atlanta Composer's quintet


Midtown Brass will be giving a free recital on Friday January 20th, 8pm at Rev Coffee in Smyrna.  It will be in a relaxed atmosphere, accessible, informative and cool.  Come enjoy some great music and good coffee.

The program will be:
Ricochet- Kerry Turner
Onondaga - Bill Pritchard (WORLD PREMIERE by Atlanta Composer)
Brass Quintet - Koetsier
Pavane - Ravel (with a surprise) 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

International Conference on Auditory Display

This June, Georgia Tech will host ICAD 2012, the international conference focused on sonification and auditory display. I encourage you all to look over the call for submissions (with deadlines coming up on Feb 10 and March 1) and to consider submitting a paper or poster or entering the sonification competition (in which you must sonify Twitter data about social music listening).

Rather than post the extensive call here, I'll just link to it here.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

"Be Your Own Publicist: PR for the Artist 101"

Laura Soldati, Communications Manager, Atlanta Opera
Tuesdays at 6:00 pm
January 17, 2012 - February 7, 2012
Cost: $150.00

Location: Actor's Express

Learn how to promote yourself in today's crowded and ever-shifting marketplace. This class offers practical steps to artists building and sustaining their careers. Learn more here.

The Atlanta Opera to Host 24-Hour Opera Project Showcase


Audience Can Attend for Free or Tune in Via Live Webcast on 
Saturday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. EST

What:        
The Atlanta Opera’s 24-Hour Opera Project Showcase! Selected composers, lyricists,
stage directors and opera singers -- randomly put into teams – have 24 hours to
compose, stage and rehearse a 10-minute opera. Performances will be judged by a
panel of judges and by the audience, who can also tune in via live webcast on
Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Webcast:
The public unable to attend the performances can tune in to a LIVE webcast at
atlantaopera.org. They can vote for “Audience Favorite” via Twitter
(@TheAtlantaOpera) or Facebook.

When/Where:
SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE, Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 7pm
The Atlanta Opera Center
1575 Northside Drive, Bldg. 300, Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30318

Who:
Judges include: Stephanie Adrian, Voice Professor at Emory University and writer
for Opera News, Classical Singer, and Journal of Singing; Andrew Alexander, Arts and
Entertainment Writer for Creative Loafing; John Lemley, Assistant Program Director,
host of City Café, Afternoon Classics and Tapestry on WABE (90.1); and Ann Owens,
former Executive Director of the Houston Grand Opera.

Participants include:
Composers
Jason Barabba, Los Angeles, CA
Timothy Brown, Denver, CO
Sarah Hersh, Atlanta, GA
Jennifer Jolley, Cincinnati, OH
Jonathan Stinson, Cincinnati, OH

Lyricists
Brad Fairchild, Jonesboro, GA
Meghan Fitzgerald, Atlanta, GA
Chadwick Hagan, Atlanta, GA
Curtis Krick, Atlanta, GA
Vynnie Meli, Marietta, GA

Stage Directors
Thomas Iaac Collins, Sweetwater, TN
Kristin Kenning , Birmingham, AL
Michael  Nutter , Doraville, GA
Frances Rabalais, New Orleans, LA
Beth Suryan, Smyrna, GA

Singers
Robert Adams, Fayetteville, GA
Sharon Blackwood, Duluth, GA
Vivian Clifton, Atlanta, GA
Sondra Collin, Newberry, FL
Janeen Griffith, Mableton, GA
Kori Jennings, Baton Rouge, LA
Christine Lyons, Fayetteville, GA
Katie Oates, Mableton, GA
Laura Peacock, Buford, GA
Amanda Pillatzki, Hampton, GA
Ivan Segovia, Atlanta, GA
Sarah Vautour, Alpharetta, GA
Ariana Wehr, Baton Rouge, LA
John Elliot Yates, Hattiesburg, MS
Gerald Yarbray, Atlanta, GA

Accompanists/Music Directors
Catherine Giel, Atlanta, GA
Katherine Ireland, Atlanta, GA
Sandra Lutters, Atlanta, GA
Erin Palmer, Atlanta, GA
Michael Spassov, Ottawa, Ontario

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Information:
www.atlantaopera.org or education@atlantaopera.org or 404-881-8883.



Tuesday, January 03, 2012

New Blog Post Up

I recently uploaded a new blog post. Check out my Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for composers on this month's Greek & Composing!