Clibber Jones Ensemble
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Clibber Jones Ensemble

The Clibber Jones Ensemble is a 7-piece Chamber Rock band from Atlanta! They play music that sounds like Frank Zappa and King Crimson went to lunch and decided to unite forces and form a crazy-ass band! The band members are a tight-knit group of musicians with a variety of musical backgrounds: Classical, Jazz, Experimental Rock and New Music. It will be a bittersweet reunion show as Clibber Jones, a founding ensemble of SoundNOW, presents a final performance before taking an extended hiatus. 

Program:

All originals (written by Olivia KIEFFER

I Am the Avalanche

Pack Your Crackers!

Workout With Clibber Jones!

Clarkie Dean

Arm Flappers

1997

Bread of Life

Strawberry’s Flight

Admission: $10 at the door

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Perimeter Flutes
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

Perimeter Flutes

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.

Program:

Fictions Suite for 4 flutes by Mike MOWER (2004)

Passagalia by Andras SOMAS (2004)

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida arranged for Perimeter Flutes by Guy FENOCCHI (2017)

Celestial Bodies by Gary SHOCKER (2016)

Metallica's Enter Sandman arranged for Perimeter Flutes by Nicole CHAMBERLAIN

In 3 Short Movements by Jeremy SMITH (Nashville composer who will be attending our concert)

Panda Pranks by Greg McLEAN (2017)

SUGGESTED DONATION: $7 at the door • Cash Bar

 

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Cantos y Cuentos
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

Cantos y Cuentos

Cantos Y Cuentos is an Atlanta-based chamber ensemble that mixes new music with avant- garde art. Members: Tracy K. Woodard, violin I; Tramaine Jones, violin II; Martha Oceguera, viola; and Arpenik Hakobyan, cello. This is the group's debut at the SoundNOW Festival.

Program:

Lineamenti by Alan THEISEN
The Plains of Murie by Stephen WOOD
Consummatum Est by Máté BALOGH
Three Dances for String Quartet by Sunny KNABLE
Morpheus Fragments by Péter TORNYAI
T'filah by Lera AUERBACH

Suggested Donation: $7 at the door

 

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Bent Frequency
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

Bent Frequency

Hailed as “one of the brightest new music ensembles on the scene today” by Gramophone magazine, Bent Frequency (BF) is a performance ensemble possessing a vision to redefine the traditional music experience - ushering it from the strict formality of the concert hall into the fresh air of contemporary artistic expression and experimentation. Founded in 2003, the group brings the avant-garde music tradition to life through adventurous programming, the promotion of New Music, and a creative synthesis of music and media. At the heart of the ensemble is the unparalleled musicianship of the Bent Frequency performers, an eclectic mix of the most adventurous and impassioned players from the greater Atlanta area. This includes musicians from the Atlanta Symphony, Opera and Ballet as well as Atlanta’s fertile independent music community. As an ensemble-in-residence at Georgia State University, BF has become the most active and visible contemporary music ensemble in the Southeast.

BF does not have a fixed instrumentation. Instead it is a modular group that is flexible enough to present everything from large-scale chamber concerts to smaller, more intimate performances. We have collaborated with some of the most ground-breaking composers working today and have produced large-scale events such as Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon’s chamber opera Comala at the International Cervantino Festival and Fiestas de Octubre in Mexico, Juan Trigos’ fully staged chamber opera DeCachetitoRaspado, Jennifer Walshe’s Barbie opera XXX_Live_Nude_Girls!!! and have held 3-day festivals celebrating the music of Steve Reich on the occasion of his 70th birthday and a Festival of New Music from Mexico.  BF has appeared as ensemble-in-residence at the Tage Aktueller Musik in Nürnberg, Sam Houston State New Music Festival, Charlotte New Music Festival, and New Music on the Point in Vermont. In 2013, BF created the Bent Frequency Duo Project (Jan Berry Baker and Stuart Gerber).  Together, they have commissioned over 20 new works for saxophone and percussion and have given countless performances across the US, Mexico, and Europe.  They have recently released their debut CD, Diamorpha, on the Centaur Label featuring a number of these new works.

BF has been awarded numerous prestigious and competitive governmental and foundational grants to fund the creation and promotion of New Music. Recent awards include the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE), Barlow Foundation, Georgia Council for the Arts, Copland Foundation, Fulton County Arts Council, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew Mellon Foundation), and Culture Ireland to name a few.

Bent Frequency has partnered with many ensembles, dance groups, and visual artists in creating unique productions.  Recent collaborations include producing Zohn-Muldoon’s Comala with PUSH Physical Theater, a John Cage MUSICIRCUS in celebration of the centenary of Cage’s birth with the Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta Poet’s group and visual artist Craig Dongoski, and multiple performances with CORE Performance Company including two, three-night series events entitled On Love and Secret at the Callanwolde Arts Center. Always looking for new ways to present music to reach as wide an audience as possible, Bent Frequency has performed in traditional concert halls, art museums, galleries, bike trails and even on the Atlanta Streetcar!

Program:

Three pieces from Karlheinz STOCKHAUSEN's last cycle; KLANG:

Heaven's Door

Edentia

Cosmic Pulses

Free Admission!

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Atlanta Chamber Players & neoPhonia New Music Ensemble
Apr
9
7:30 PM19:30

Atlanta Chamber Players & neoPhonia New Music Ensemble

The Atlanta Chamber Players, a mixed ensemble of strings, winds and piano, were founded in 1976 and are celebrating their 42nd Season in 2017-2018. 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.

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.”

Program:

New York Counterpoint by Steve REICH

Desert Gloom, Desert Radiance by Martha BISHOP

Mercy by Max RICHTER

The Longitude Problem by Peter VAN ZANDT LANE (Premiere)

Free Admission! 

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Terminus Ensemble
Apr
8
3:00 PM15:00

Terminus Ensemble

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 & Atlanta Railroad, not only means "at the end," but also "a boundary." As such, the Terminus Ensemble seeks to explore the boundaries and intersections of contemporary art music.

Program:

Circular Arguments by Sarah HERSH

Lattice II by Brent MILAM

unraveling...  by Jacob SUDOL

The House Carpenter by Sarah HERSH

The Moment's Horizon by Brent MILAM

The Hedgehog Tree and Other Bequests by Michael KURTH

Free Admission!

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