Monday, February 8, 2010 at 8 p.m. Rich Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street
The Woodruff Arts Center is excited to be partnering again with Georgia Tech’s chamber music ensemble-in-residence, Sonic Generator. This free performance features the music of resident composer Michael Gordon and promises to be a unique experience in live music, creativity, and technology. The event is part of Tech’s T. Gordon Little Lecture Series in the Imagination.
Sonic Generator 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 faculty in the GVU Center and the Center for Music Technology to present concerts that bring cutting-edge technologies to the world of contemporary classical music.
This program showcases composer Michael Gordon’s strikingly diverse music and his unique approaches to technology and to film. I Buried Paul (1996) draws inspiration from an unusual moment in the Beatles’ Strawberry Fields Forever, while Weather One (2005) compares the history of art to the unpredictability of the weather. The program also includes ac dc (1996) and a trio of selections from Gordon’s album Light is Calling (2004), which expertly mixes acoustic instruments and electronics with films by Bill Morrison.
This will be Sonic Generator’s third performance at the Woodruff Arts Center. They first played in the Rich Theatre to a full audience, performing musical pieces in unconventional ways against a backdrop of experimental films. Their second performance was a collaboration with critically acclaimed dance group gloATL for the world premiere, Crea. Crea blurred the lines between dance, visual art, and music, creating an unforgettable evening of innovation and invention.
Sonic Generator is also sponsored by the GVU Center at Georgia Tech and organized in collaboration with the Center for Music Technology and the School of Music in the College of Architecture.
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