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.


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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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!