Bent Frequency
Apr
9
3:00pm 3:00pm

Bent Frequency

Rialto Center for the Arts – 80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303

 

The John Luther Adams Residency will culminate with a retrospective concert given by Bent Frequency on Sunday, 4/9 at 3:00 pm in the Rialto Center for the Arts. This concert will feature many of his solo and chamber works performed by Bent Frequency and will also include a pre-concert talk given by John Luther Adams in the Rialto Lobby. This chamber concert will feature the following works (among others): Strange Birds Passing (1983), Red Arc/Blue Veil (2002), Make Prayers to the Raven (1996) and Qilyaun (1998).    

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Clibber Jones Ensemble
Apr
8
10:00pm10:00pm

Clibber Jones Ensemble

Eyedrum Art  & Music Gallery – 88 Forsyth St SW, Atlanta, GA, 30303

 

Clibber Jones Ensemble performs an evening of chamber rock music, featuring commission premieres, as well as the 1st performance in over 2 years of their epic prog rock fantasy, “I Am the Avalanche”.

Presented as part of the 2017 SoundNOW Festival, a week-long celebration of Atlanta’s contemporary classical music!

Teresa Feliciano - Flute
Tim Crump - Sax
Amy O'Dell - Keys
Erik Herndon - Guitar
Bill Pritchard - Bass
Brandon Dodge - Percussion
Olivia Kieffer - Drums

Admission: $10

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Bent Frequency
Apr
8
12:00pm12:00pm

Bent Frequency

Woodruff Park – 91 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!


Due to weather conditions, the performance of Sila by John Luther Adams has been postponed until Saturday! 

 

Unfortunately woodwind and string instruments are very sensitive to temperatures below 60 degrees. Bent Frequency is planning to go ahead on Saturday, April 8th at 12:00 PM in Woodruff Park, but will move to a nearby indoor location if the weather still does not cooperate. Please spread the word!!


NEW DATE!

Sila: The Breath of the World
Saturday, April 8 • 12:00pm
Woodruff Park

Founded in 2003, Bent Frequency brings the avant-garde to life in Atlanta through adventurous programming, the promotion of New Music, and a creative synthesis of music and media. Hailed as “one of the brightest new music ensembles on the scene today” by Gramophone magazine, Bent Frequency engages an eclectic mix of the most adventurous and impassioned players in Atlanta. Bent Frequency presents innovative programs of cutting edge works and re-contextualizes classic works of the twentieth-century using multi-media and often combining music with visual art and dance.  Bent Frequency is an ensemble in residence at Georgia State University. 

Bent Frequency, in partnership with the Rialto Center for the Arts, the GSU College of the Arts, the Center for Collaborative & International Arts, and School of Music, will present A Residency with Composer John Luther Adams April 7-9, 2017. Bent Frequency is bringing internationally renowned, Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Luther Adams to Atlanta for three days of concerts of his music.  This residency will coincide with SoundNOW 2017.

Bent Frequency is excited to present the Southeastern premiere of JLA's large-scale outdoor work Sila: The Breath of the World for 80 musicians in Woodruff Park on Friday, 4/7 at 12:00 pm Sila is a large-scale work meant to be performed outdoors to explore the acoustic qualities of a given environment.  The performers will be performing with the urban soundscape of the city streets in downtown Atlanta in and around WoodruffPark. 

Free Admission

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Chamber Cartel
Apr
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Chamber Cartel

Midtown Players Club – 1197 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA, 30361

 

Chamber Cartel is proud to be a part of Atlanta's only Contemporary Music Festival, SoundNOW!

Program

Ciel Etoile - Kaija SAARIAHO
Corpuscular Theory of Light - Marc YEATS
The Toy Robot’s Mechanical Heart - Christopher ADLER
Untrammeled by Stephen WOOD
Lasting Virtue by Ferdinando De SENA
Constantly on the Verge of Tears - Aaron Jay MYERS
Untitled no. 2 - Anthony DONOFRIO

Admission: $10

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Majid Araim + Pie for Two
Apr
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

Majid Araim + Pie for Two

Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery – 88 Forsyth St SW, Atlanta, GA, 30303

 

Majid Araim will be presenting an evening of original compostions for various small ensembles.

Pieces to be performed (in no particular order)
"5 Statements for Solo Mandolin"
"Any Given Journey"
"Homage to the Wind"
"Here, I Lie"
"Yell Chorus"
"Bowed Sounds in 8 Minutes"

Interpreters :
Majid Araim - Mandolin, Auxiliary Sounds, Viola, Voice
Benjamin Shirley- Cello, Auxiliary Sounds
Matt Goethe- Violin, Auxiliary Sounds
Priscilla Smith- Voice, Auxiliary Sounds
Daniel Bailey - Double Bass, Auxiliary Sounds
Chris Childs- Piano, Auxiliary Sounds

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Pie for Two is an Atlanta-based duo comprised of clarinetist/ composer Corinne Klemenc and vibraphone/ percussionist Brandon Dodge. The group will be making their debut performance at the 2017 SoundNOW Festival, including a world premier composition by SoundNOW-alum David BRIGHTON, as well as pieces by Phong TRAN, Michael J. VINCE, and more.

Admission: $7

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Perimeter Flutes
Apr
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Perimeter Flutes

Avondale Towne Cinema – 106 North Avondale Rd, Avondale Est, GA, 30002

 

The flute quartet Perimeter Flutes was created in 2005 to bring the rich cultural diversity of flute literature to their audiences. The group can be seen regularly performing in the Atlanta area. Perimeter Flutes is in residence at Georgia State University at Perimeter and serves the local community to entertain and to educate through concerts, recitals, public broadcasts, and recordings. The group's members are Kathy Farmer, Jeanne Giager, Laura Philpott, and Nicole Chamberlain.

As part of SoundNOW 2017, the Perimeter Flutes present a concert on April 4 featuring works by Benjamin BOONE, Anze ROZMAN, Nickitas DEMOS, Sarah BASSINGTHWAIGHTE, Michael ROSIAK, and Nicole CHAMBERLAIN.

Admission: suggested $10 donation

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neoPhonia New Music Ensemble & Atlanta Chamber Players
Apr
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

neoPhonia New Music Ensemble & Atlanta Chamber Players

Florence Kopleff Recital Hall – 10 Peachtree Center Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303

 

Founded in 1996, the neoPhonia New Music Ensemble promotes the music of established contemporary composers, presents important chamber works of the late 20th/early 21st Century, hosts significant guest artists and provides an opportunity for the performance of music by emerging young composers. The ensemble features a flexible instrumentation comprised of GSU Faculty, GSU Student and area professional musicians. The group has been the featured guest ensemble at the 2014 National Conference of the National Association of Composers – USA (NACUSA), the 2008 National Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI); the Third Biennial Contemporary Music Symposium in 2001 at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and the 1998 SCI Region IV Conference. The ensemble was cited in the April 2004 issue of GRAMOPHONE Magazine and has been featured on broadcasts by NPR affiliate WABE-FM 90.1. The name neoPhonia is loosely derived from two Greek words meaning “new voices.”

As part of SoundNOW 2017, neoPhonia will present a program entitled Microcosm on April 3. This program features works by Yiorgos VASSILANDONAKIS, Steve REICH and Olivia KIEFFER among others and is a representative sampling of the types of programming associated with the ensemble.

The Atlanta Chamber Players, a mixed ensemble of strings, winds and piano, were founded in 1976 and are celebrating their 41st Season in 2016-2017. The ensemble has earned a national reputation as a pioneer among chamber groups and is widely respected among arts organizations in the Southeast. The ACP’s broad repertoire includes traditional masterpieces as well as contemporary classics. ACP also has a long-standing commitment to performing the music of living American composers.

For SoundNOW 2017, the Atlanta Chamber Players will share a program with neoPhonia and present an All-American program. Works include an encore performance of the winning commission, Motion Studies by Mark BULLER from the most recent national Rapido! Composition Contest. Other featured composers are Alan FLETCHER and Atlanta-based composer Mark GRESHAM.

Free Admission

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Terminus Ensemble
Apr
2
3:00pm 3:00pm

Terminus Ensemble

Florence Kopleff Recital Hall – 10 Peachtree Center Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303

 

Terminus Ensemble was founded in 2011 to promote new music by composers based in Atlanta, Georgia and the southeastern United States.  “Terminus,” the original name of Atlanta as the end of the Western & Atlantic Railroad,  not only means “the end,” but also “a boundary.”  As such, the Terminus Ensemble seeks to explore the boundaries and intersections of contemporary art music. 

Terminus Ensemble presents a concert on April 2 featuring music by Atlanta-based composers as the opening event of Atlanta’s 2017 SoundNOW Contemporary Music Festival.  This program will include works by Curtis BRYANT, Lowell Gerard FUCHS, Olivia KIEFFER, and Brent MILAM.

Free Admission

 

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