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.

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)

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