Bent Frequency

New Music

Bent Frequency is a professional contemporary chamber music ensemble based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

         

 

 

Founded in 2003, the group brings the avant-garde music tradition to life in Atlanta through adventurous programming, the promotion of New Music, and a creative synthesis of music and media.

Nov
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

with love, we resist

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Lauded in the New York Times for her “admirable fluidity,” soprano Amy Petrongelli revels in singing music of all different periods and styles.

It is 2017. We are a nation polarized, a society reeling. In times like these it's the artists' duty to interpret, to comment upon, to draw attention to, and even to resist injustices and inequalities. Bent Frequency presents a program of works by artists determined to explore the difficult topics of modern injustice and advocate for equality, peace, and love through commentary, satire, and reflection. The works in this program invite the listener to think anew on our common humanity and uncommon times. With love, we resist!

FREE! Kopleff Recital Hall, Nov. 11, 8pm

Selections from The Fall of the Empire - Frederic Rzewski
Presidential Address - Daniel Felsenfeld
R.I.P.T. - Dorothy Hindman
My Feelings Now - Eve Beglarian
I will learn to love a person - Christopher Cerrone

Featuring:
Amy Petrongelli, soprano
Jan Berry Baker, saxophone
Tim Whitehead, piano
Stuart Gerber, percussion

Notes on works presented:
The Fall of the Empire–The empires and dynasties of human history have fallen, not so much by the hands of outside conquerors, but rather have crumbled from within. The collection of texts assembled by Rzewski into a kind of play or monodrama—variously individual “snapshots” isolated in time and place, but connected and connectable—are yet another retelling of that story.

Presidential Address - for soprano voice and piano, recontextualizes the words of Donald Trump, as heard in the "locker room."

R.I.P.T addresses the epidemic of gun violence and murder of young black men, as poignantly captured in the new tradition of creating memorial T-shirts with the pictures of the murdered men's faces. The music draws its source material from "Beef" by L’il Reese, L’il Durk, and Fredo Santana. "Beef" was the song playing when David Dunn murdered Jordan Russell Davis, in an altercation that began because Dunn felt the music was playing too loudly in the SUV Davis was riding in.

The lyrics of My Feelings Now are adapted from various things the Indonesian dancer and choreographer Hartati said during a residency in Los Angeles with Eve in the summer of 1996.

I will learn to love a person is a piece about relationships—personal, romantic, harmonic, and timbral. Like all of his music, it obsessively controls its limited musical materials in service of big emotional catharses. Its protagonist is a precocious observer of the world and other people, but also immature and wildly heartbroken; the process of the piece is the discovery that there is, of course, no set of rules that govern human relationships.

 

Bent Frequency's 2017-18 season supported in part by the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University and Amphion Foundation.

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

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If you need reasonable modifications due to a disability, including communications in an alternate format, in order to participate in any County-sponsored program or meeting, please contact Bent Frequency at 404-981-3023 or info.bentfrequency@gmail.com, seven (7) days in advance to facilitate your request. For TDD/TTY or Georgia Relay Service Access, dial 711.

To obtain this information in an accessible format, please call (404) 981-3023.

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Sep
23
to Sep 29

Bent Frequency Duo Project -Midwest Tour

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Bent Frequency Duo Project is headed on tour! We are thrilled to be premiering new works for saxophone and percussion by Elainie Lilliios (supported by the Barlow Commissioning Fund), John Liberatore, and Zack Browning.  We will be presenting masterclasses, composer reading sessions, and composer/performer discussions in addition to our performances.  We would love to see you at a show!

September 23-29

23:  Vanguard Guest Artist Series

Kent State University, 7:30pm

 

24-25: Music at the Forefront

Bowling Green State University, 8:00pm

 

26-27: Martirano Award Concert

University of Illinois, 7:30pm

 

28-29 Guest Artist Recital

University of Notre Dame

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Aug
19
8:30pm 8:30pm

Bent Frequency Duo - CD Release Party at Kavarna

Bent Frequency released our debut album "Diamorpha" on Centaur Records! To celebrate, we are giving a CD Release Party Concert at Kavarna on Saturday, August 19th at 8:30pm. Bring your thirsty, music loving friends and Get Bent!

Tickets are $10 at the door or $15 for door and CD!
($5/10 for students)

Diamorpha features the Bent Frequency Duo Project, Jan Berry Baker, saxophone and Stuart Gerber, percussion. Jan and Stuart have commissioned over 20 new works for their duo in the past 5 years and have given countless performances across the US, Europe, and Mexico featuring these works. Diamorpha features pieces written by Devin Maxwell, Christopher Burns, Amy Williams, Jeff Herriott, Amelia Kaplan, and Robert Scott Thompson. Cover art by Craig Dongoski.

Bent Frequency's 2017-18 season supported in part by the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University and the Amphion Foundation.

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Apr
7
to Apr 9

Bent Frequency Presents John Luther Adams Three Day Residency

Bent Frequency, in partnership with the Rialto Center for the Arts and Georgia State University’s College of the Arts and School of Music, presents A Residency with John Luther Adams, April 7-9, 2017.  These concerts of music by the internationally renowned, Pulitzer Prize winning composer coincide with the 2017 SoundNOW Contemporary Music Festival. 

Bent Frequency, in partnership with the Rialto Center for the Arts and Georgia State University’s College of the Arts and School of Music, presents A Residency with John Luther Adams, April 7-9, 2017.  These concerts of music by the internationally renowned, Pulitzer Prize winning composer coincide with the 2017 SoundNOW Contemporary Music Festival. 

Friday, April 7, 12:00pm, Sila: The Breath of the World

Woodruff Park in downtown ATL - FREE!

Sila: The Breath of the World is a large-scale work featuring 80 musicians, intended to be performed outdoors in order to explore the acoustic qualities of a given environment.  In this performance, a Southeastern premiere, 80 voice, woodwind, brass, string, and percussion students from the GSU School of Music perform within the urban soundscape of the city streets of downtown Atlanta in and around Woodruff Park.

Friday, April 7, 3:00, John Luther Adams Lecture

Kopleff Recital Hall - FREE!

Lecture by John Luther Adams on his music, writings, and aesthetics.

Saturday, April 8, 8:00pm, GSU Student Solo and Chamber Concert

Kopleff Recital Hall - FREE!

This concert features solo and chamber music by John Luther Adams, performed by GSU School of Music students.  The centerpiece of this concert is Adams’ songbirdsongs of 1974.

Sunday, April 9, 3:00pm, Bent Frequency presents a John Luther Adams Retrospective

Rialto Center for the Arts -see below for ticket info

Tickets starting at $22 (half-price for students with ID), Tickets:  https://events.rialtocenter.org/

The John Luther Adams Residency culminates with a retrospective concert of his music performed by Bent Frequency,  preceded by a pre-concert talk with John Luther Adams in the Rialto Lobby at 2:00.  This program includes, among other works, Strange Birds Passing (1983), Red Arc/Blue Veil (2002), Make Prayers to the Raven (1996) and Qilyaun (1998).

About John Luther Adams

John Luther Adams is a composer whose life and work are deeply rooted in the natural world.  He was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his symphonic work Become Ocean, and a 2015 Grammy Award for “Best Contemporary Classical Composition.”  He was recently awarded the William Schuman Award “to recognize the lifetime achievement of an American composer whose works have been widely performed and generally acknowledged to be of lasting significance,” the Heinz Award for his contributions to raising environmental awareness, as well as the Nemmers Prize “for melding the physical and musical worlds into a unique artistic vision that transcends stylistic boundaries.”

These programs are supported in part by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA) at Georgia State University, the Rialto Center for the Arts, and the Georgia State University School of Music.

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Feb
14
to Feb 16

UGA Residency: The Innocents - Bent Frequency with Allen Otte and John Lane

With support from a Willson Center Public Impact grant, the University of Georgia presents Bent Frequency and guests Allen Otte and John Lane in "The Innocents Project" residency from February 14-16, 2017.  Together with UGA's schools of art, law, music, ICE, and the Georgia Innocence Project organization, the residency will shine a light on social justice, civil and human rights, and art’s role in advocating for them.

Tuesday, 2/14
Saxophone Masterclass featuring Dr. Jan Baker, professor at Georgia State University and co-director of Atlanta-based contemporary music ensemble Bent Frequency
5pm-6:30pm, Edge Hall, HHSOM


Wednesday, 2/15
Percussion Masterclass featuring guest artists Professor Allen Otte, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and Dr. John Lane, Sam Houston State University (TX)
9am-10:30am
Percussion Suite, 1st floor HHSOM

ICE Conversation
12pm - 12:45pm
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160
Join us for this conversation featuring Atlanta-based contemporary chamber ensemble Bent Frequency and guest artists Professor Allen Otte and Dr. John Lane as they discuss the collaborative and cross-disciplinary aspects of their performance project The Innocents, inspired by the photo exhibit of The Innocence Project by photographer Taryn Simon, which examines the issue of wrongful conviction in the American penal system. Simon traveled across the US photographing and interviewing individuals who had been wrongly convicted and served time for crimes they did not commit. The individuals photographed were exonerated through DNA evidence.  Their performance of The Innocents takes place in the Dodd Atrium (first floor of Lamar Dodd Building) the following evening, 2/16, at 6pm.  Sponsored by a Willson Center Public Impact Grant.

 "Collaboration and Community: Cultivating a Performative Voice"
7:00pm - 8:30pmDancz Center, HHSOM
Join us for this conversation featuring Atlanta-based contemporary chamber ensemble Bent Frequency and guest artists Professor Allen Otte and Dr. John Lane as they discuss how their work as contemporary musicians has broadened into culturally and socially relevant interdisciplinary performance projects that inspire artistic development and purpose beyond the playing of their instruments.


Thursday, 2/16
School of Law Panel Discussion: Social Justice and Music: The Innocence
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom, third floor
University of Georgia School of Law
225 Herty Dr
Join us for this distinguished panel discussion, moderated by law professor Russell Gabriel, that features: Interim Director of the Georgia Innocence Project, Clare Gilbert;  Georgia Innocence Project’s first exoneree, Clarence Harrison; Ryan Swingle, Regional Capital Defender; and guest artists Professor Allen Otte and Dr. John Lane. This panel will discuss aspects of the death penalty, the process of exoneration and how social justice can inspire art and music.

Culminating Performance: The Innocents
6pm: Dodd Atrium (located on first floor), Lamar Dodd Building
featuring Atlanta-based contemporary chamber ensemble Bent Frequency and guest artists Professor Allen Otte and Dr. John Lane

The first half of the concert features "The Innocents" work by Dr. John Lane. Through the use of non-traditional instruments, such as found or street percussion (rocks, pots, pans, trash cans, etc...), and the use of electronics, the music and text illustrate some of the strong and complex emotions brought about by Simon's original exhibit.  

The second half features Bent Frequency performing "Coming Together" (1971) and "Attica (1972), by the American composer Frederic Rzewski. The text is taken from letters written by Samuel Melville, an activist and inmate killed in the prison riot at Attica State Prison in 1971. Melville’s words outline the inhumane living conditions at Attica, which lead directly to the 4-day riot that left 39 people dead.

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Jan
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Sound Worlds: The Sonification of the Japanese Garden

CENCIA presents: Bent Frequency and Berlin-based sound artists Michael Fowler - Sound Worlds: The Sonification of the Japanese Garden. http://cencia.gsu.edu/sound-worlds/

FREE!!

Georgia State University, Kopleff Recital Hall, 10 Peachtree Center Ave.

“The purpose of art is to imitate nature in all her manner of operation”  – John Cage (from Silence, 1961)

John Cage is one of the most influential composers and musical thinkers of the 20th century.  In the 1950s, he was introduced to Buddhism and became interested in the aesthetic and artistic implications of Zen.  This led Cage to incorporate Zen thinking into his creative work, including musical compositions, visual art, and performance art.  During a tour of Japan, Cage visited the dry rock garden at the Buddhist temple Ryoan-Ji in Kyoto.  Renowned for its serenity, austerity, and simplicity of materials, the garden inspired Cage to write the unique microtonal musical work Ryoanji.

Berlin-based sound artist, performer, and researcher Dr. Michael D. Fowler has used Cage’s unconventional approach as a jumping off point for his own soundscape work.  In his book Sound Worlds of Japanese Gardens (Cultural and Media Studies, 2014), Fowler documented how he used his research of Japanese gardens to create large-scale sound installations and liver performances in venues throughout Japan, China, Australia, and Germany.

Bent Frequency and Fowler will collaborate on a new, Atlanta-specific concert based on one of the works discussed in Fowler’s book, Sesshutei as Spatial Model.  The concert will consist of a sonic foundation of field recordings collected in Japanese gardens in Yamaguchi overlaid with a live soundscape traditional Zen instruments (rin, singing bowls, and wood blocks) with Western instruments such as saxophone, viola, trombone, voice, piano, and percussion. Additional video components and live performers will create a unique immersive performance environment in which austerity and starkness of original space is respected but re-imagined for a concert hall.

In addition to Sesshutei as Spatial Model, two other musical works inspired by Japanese gardens will be performed: Japanese Garden, Hosokawa’s Vertical Time Study 2, and of course Cage’s Ryoanji.

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Jan
18
4:00pm 4:00pm

LECTURE: The Sonification of the Japanese Garden

Michael Fowler - LECTURE - Georgia State University, College of Arts and Sciences Event Center, 25 Park Place, room 223.

Berlin-based sound artist, performer, and researcher Dr. Michael D. Fowler has used Cage’s unconventional approach as a jumping off point for his own soundscape work.  In his book Sound Worlds of Japanese Gardens (Cultural and Media Studies, 2014), Fowler documented how he used his research of Japanese gardens to create large-scale sound installations and liver performances in venues throughout Japan, China, Australia, and Germany.

Bent Frequency and Fowler will collaborate on a new, Atlanta-specific concert based on one of the works discussed in Fowler’s book, Sesshutei as Spatial Model.

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Nov
30
to Dec 1

Eduardo Mata Festival in Oaxaca, Mexico

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Bent Frequency will be presenting two concerts at the Eduardo Mata Festival in Oaxaca, Mexico. We've been asked to collaborate on two joint programs with the fabulous Duo Damiana (Molly Barth, flute and Dieter Hennings, guitar) for this international festival. We will be presenting music by Juan Trigos, Ricardo Zohn Muldoon, Toru Takemitsu, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Amy Williams, and many others.

  • Concert #1 will be at 7:00 pm at the Teatro Macedonio Alacalá on Wednesday, 30 November 2016
  • Concert #1 will be at 7:00 pm at the Teatro Juárez on Thursday, 1 December 2016

This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. http://www.midatlanticarts.org/

 

 

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Oct
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

a wave and waves

Bent Frequency is seeking Atlanta-area creative musicians for a unique performing experience. On Saturday 15 October 2016, Bent Frequency will present Michael Pisaro's A wave and waves, featuring guest artist Greg Stuart,  during the Elevate Public Art Festival in downtown Atlanta.  A wave and waves is a unique immersive experimental sound performance that requires 100 performers making small percussive sounds. Our performance will be the US premiere of this monolithic 70-minute piece. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We're looking for volunteers to perform with us!

We're very excited about this project. A wave and waves is a beautiful piece, one that can only truly be experienced live. The performers are set up in a 10X10 grid with the audience interspersed within the ensemble. Don’t miss your chance to perform in the US premiere of this beautiful piece along with 99 of Atlanta's most creative musicians! 

We're not looking for "professional" percussionists, just serious minded and thoughtful musicians interested in sound art. You do not need to own percussion instruments to perform.  If you would like to be involved, please complete the attached Google form. The deadline to apply is October 1.  We hope you will join us.

  Click here to participate! https://goo.gl/forms/mgwGuZGvv6742rvl2

 

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs.

If you need reasonable modifications due to a disability, including communications in an alternate format, in order to participate in any County-sponsored program or meeting, please contact Bent Frequency at info.bentfrequency@gmail.com, seven (7) days in advance to facilitate your request. For TDD/TTY or Georgia Relay Service Access, dial 711.

 

 

 

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May
13
to May 15

BF Duo Project and CORE - High Museum of Art

Experience the closing weekend of Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion through dance and music as CORE Performance Company and the BF Duo Project interprets van Herpen's body of work and celebrates the designer—herself a former dancer—known for her willingness to experiment.

Friday May 13 at 7 and 8pm

Sunday May 15 at 1 and 2pm

Hill Auditorium

Free with Museum Admission

https://www.high.org/Programs/Programs/Events/2016-Events/Special-Events/CORE-Iris-051316

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Mar
2
to Mar 8

BF DUO Project PA, NJ and NY Tour

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BF Duo Project is headed on tour! We would love to see you if you are in the area.

WEDNESDAY March 2 - Alia Musica Pittsburgh presents BF Duo Project

Val M Cox Studio (43 S 14th St. Pittsburgh)  tickets available:http://www.aliamusicapittsburgh.org/bent-frequency/

THURSDAY, March 3 - Mansfield University, PA

12:00 Concert, 2:00 masterclass

FRIDAY, March 4 - Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, NJ

12:00 concert, 1:00 masterclass

http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu/content/percussion-and-saxophone-master-class-bent-frequency-duo

TUESDAY, March 8 - Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, NYC

 Dorothy Hindman at 50:  A Chamber Music Retrospective

tickets available: http://www.carnegiehall.org/ch/mobile/event.aspx?view=full&id=4295014308

 

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Oct
29
to Oct 30

DeCachetitoRaspado (Cheek to Stubbled Cheek)

Atlanta’s Bent Frequency and Houston-based PromoMusica International present DeCachetitoRaspado (Cheek to Stubbled Cheek), an opera by Juan Trigos with a libretto by Juan Trigos Synister.  Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30, at 8:00 pm at Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.  Pre-performance lecture at 6:45 pm. Free tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.com/d/ga--atlanta/bent-frequency/?view=list  For further information, call 404-981-3023  

DeCachetitoRaspado (Cheek to Stubbled Cheek), a Comic-Hemofiction opera created by two extraordinary Mexican artists:  Juan Trigos, composer and conductor; and Juan Trigos Synister, novelist, playwright and librettist. Through their works, both artists engage with culturally relevant and significant social themes, such as absence, alcohol and drug abuse, and women’s roles in the household and in society, opening a door to their conscience, urging us to reflect and to peek into the depths of our own. The story: During their sterile matrimony and their attempt to escape it through continual drunkenness, Primancianita and Juansorisa give birth to two imaginary sons. These children become absent spectators and create a kind of fictional theater. Featured in the production are: composer and conductor Juan Trigos; stage director Luis Martín Solís: painter and scenographer Luciano Trigos; mezzo-soprano Amy Sheffer; baritone César Torruella; soprano Daniela D’Ingiullo; tenor Esteban Cordero; co-choreographers, actresses and dancers Daniela Arroio and Anna Mariscal; the Zeitgeist Chorus directed by Deanna Joseph; and Bent Frequency.

*** DeCachetitoRaspado will be sung in Spanish with English supertitles****

Funding for this program is provided by Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, the Fulton County Arts Council, the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Georgia State University Center for Collaborative and International Arts, and the Georgia State University School of Music.

Project supported by Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council

This program is supported in part by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs

This program is supported in part by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs



 


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Oct
21
12:00pm12:00pm

BF Duo Project plays Feed Your Senses - Rialto Center

Join the Bent Frequency Duo Project for a free lunchtime concert at the Rialto Center for the Arts. The Duo will be performing some of works they have recently commissioned. 

For more info: http://rialto.gsu.edu/event/feed-your-senses-bent-frequency/?instance_id=10181

Percussionist Stuart Gerber and saxophonist Jan Berry Baker are The BF Duo Project.  Stuart and Jan have commissioned 16 new works for their duo since the 2013/14 season.  In addition to performing in Atlanta, they have toured the Northeast, Midwest, Southeast and have been guest ensemble in residence at Sam Houston State University in Texas and at Tage aktueller musik festival in Nuremberg, Germany.  This season they will perform in Colorado, North and South Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, France and Germany.  Composers of these new works include Robert Scott Thompson, Chris Burns, Devin Maxwell, Jeff Herriott, Roshanne Etezady, Vivienne Olive, Stefano Pierini, Kevin Schlei, Chris Arrell, Amelia Kaplan, Amy Williams, Dorothy Hindman, Paul Elwood, Lowell Fuchs, Mark Engebretson, and Laurent Durupt.   Stuart and Jan will also be recording an album featuring a number of these works.

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Oct
16
to Oct 23

Music for a Captive Audience - Elevate Atlanta

Music for a Captive Audience” turns the newest downtown feature, The Atlanta Streetcar, into Atlanta’s first mobile performance venue!  For 14 hours during Elevate 2015, musicians from Atlanta’s premiere contemporary music ensemble Bent Frequency will occupy the street car to give free concerts to all riders for the duration of the loop route. These Streetcar performances will feature 12 musicians performing in various combinations of solos, duos, trios, and quartets. Visitors, concertgoers and adventure seekers will experience a unique sonic landscape while discovering what makes Atlanta unique, culturally and historically.

Get on the "ELEVATE" Streetcar at the Woodruff Park Stop (NE corner of Peachtree and Auburn)

Visit Elevate Atlanta's facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/ElevateAtlanta

Fri. 10/16 7pm - 9pm

7—8 pm    Jan Berry Baker (saxophone), Stuart Gerber (percussion), Tania Maxwell Clement (viola), Klimchak (percussion)

8—9pm    Stuart Gerber (percussion), Klimchak (percussion)                

Sat. 10/17 6pm - 7pm

6—7 pm   Adam Scott Neal (percussion), Olivia Kieffer (percussion)

Mon. 10/19 12pm - 2pm

12-1 pm    Jan Berry Baker (saxophone), Stuart Gerber (percussion), Klimchak (percussion)

1—2pm     Klimchak (percussion), Adam Scott Neal (percussion)

Tues. 10/20 12pm - 2pm

12—1pm    Adelaide Federici (violin), Sarah Kruser Ambrose (flute)

1— 2 pm   Adam Scott Neal (percussion), Brandyn Taylor (saxophone)

Wed. 10/21 12pm - 2pm

12—1pm    Klimchak (percussion), David Smart (lap steel)

1—2 pm    Klimchak (percussion), David Smart (lap steel), Brandon Dodge (percussion)

Thurs.10/22 12pm - 2pm, 6pm - 7pm

12—1pm    Brandyn Taylor (saxophone), Olivia Kieffer (percussion)

1 –2pm      Luther  Enloe (guitar)

6— 7pm    Adelaide Federici (violin), Katie Baughman (soprano)

Fri. 10/23  12pm - 2pm

12—1pm    Amy O’Dell (toy piano)

1 –2pm     Jan Berry Baker (saxophone), Stuart Gerber (percussion)

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Oct
11
5:30pm 5:30pm

Bicycle Built for 111 - Art on the Beltline

Bent Frequency (BF) will present a performance of musical works featuring bicycles, including the Atlanta premiere of Mauricio Kagel’s Eine Brise (A Breeze) for 111 cyclists, a new work entitled The Pied Piper of the Ether written specifically for this project by Atlanta performer and composer Klimchak and the US premiere of Matthias Kaul’s Wheeled.

We are looking for Atlanta area cyclists who would like to participate in the performance of Kagel’s Eine Brise (111 of you!).  The performance will take place as part of Art on the BeltLineand will be at 5:30pm on Sunday, October 11th in the Old 4th Ward Park (near the splash pad).  The show will begin and end with performances of Eine Brise.  Your time commitment to the project would be from 4-6:30pm on this day.   Be a part of public art and perform with us! You do not need to have musical knowledge to participate, but must be able to follow directions while riding your bike (ie. ring your bell or honk your horn, whistle or make other vocal sounds at the appropriate moments.)  

You must have your own bicycle, helmet and a horn or bell to participate.

Please click on the link below to sign up. Anyone between the ages of 12-18 may participate with a parent’s approval.

Be a part of Art on the BeltLine and performing with us! Sign up today.
http://goo.gl/forms/QluYKLz8a1

 

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Sep
22
to Sep 28

BF Duo Tour - North and South Carolina

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The BF Duo is headed on tour! Catch one of our shows if you are in the area.  Featuring new works for saxophone and percussion commissioned by our duo.

September 22: Appalachian State, Boone, NC 8:00pm

September 23: Furman University, Greenville, SC 8:00 pm

September 24: North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC masterclass 3:45pm

September 24: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 7:30pm

September 25: New Music Greensboro, Greensboro, NC Mack and Mack Clothing 8:00pm

September 26: Carolina Saxophone Day, University of North Carolina Greensboro

September 27: Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 7:30pm

September 28: Brevard, Brevard, NC masterclass and concert 7:30pm

 

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May
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Innocents - a Benefit for the Georgia Innocence Project

Atlanta's premier contemporary classical music ensemble Bent Frequency will present an intensive multi-media performance examining the issue of wrongful imprisonment in the United States. In 2000, photographer Taryn Simon traveled across the US photographing and interviewing individuals who had been wrongly convicted and served time for crimes they did not commit. The individuals photographed were exonerated through DNA evidence, some after serving decades in prison. In most cases, mistaken identification was the primary cause of the wrongful convictions. Simon photographed the men at sites that had particular significance to their conviction: the scene of the crime, arrest, or the scene of the alibi. The resulting collection of photographs have been exhibited internationally and featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, and Vanity Fair. Composer-percussionists John Lane and Allen Otte created The Innocents inspired by Simon's photos. With spoken word, the use of non-traditional instruments (rocks, pots, pans, trash cans, etc...) and added pre-recorded soundscapes, The Innocents is an intensive, multimedia, music theater work that, deals with a variety of issues related to wrongful conviction. Bent Frequency will join Lane and Otte for this production on a performance Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together and Attica; a pair of works based on the 1971 riot at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York in which the inmates rioted over severe and inhumane living conditions. Proceeds from the performance will benefit the Georgia Innocence Project, a nonprofit that works to end wrongful convictions in Georgia and Alabama.

Atlanta's premier contemporary classical music ensemble Bent Frequency will present an intensive multi-media performance examining the issue of wrongful imprisonment in the United States.

In 2000, photographer Taryn Simon traveled across the US photographing and interviewing individuals who had been wrongly convicted and served time for crimes they did not commit. The individuals photographed were exonerated through DNA evidence, some after serving decades in prison. In most cases, mistaken identification was the primary cause of the wrongful convictions. Simon photographed the men at sites that had particular significance to their conviction: the scene of the crime, arrest, or the scene of the alibi. The resulting collection of photographs have been exhibited internationally and featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, and Vanity Fair.

Composer-percussionists John Lane and Allen Otte created The Innocents inspired by Simon's photos. With spoken word, the use of non-traditional instruments (rocks, pots, pans, trash cans, etc...) and added pre-recorded soundscapes, The Innocents is an intensive, multimedia, music theater work that, deals with a variety of issues related to wrongful conviction. Bent Frequency will join Lane and Otte for this production on a performance Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together and Attica; a pair of works based on the 1971 riot at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York in which the inmates rioted over severe and inhumane living conditions.

Proceeds from the performance will benefit the Georgia Innocence Project, a nonprofit that works to end wrongful convictions in Georgia and Alabama.

Advance Tickets: $25/$10 Students, Seniors

At the Door: $35/$20

Sponsorships Available

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1565379

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Feb
15
3:00pm 3:00pm

CORE Dance and Bent Frequency: on love at Callenwolde Fine Arts Center

CORE in partnership with Bent Frequency and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center present
on love a new work by Sue Schroeder inspired by the writings of Rumi and Rilke and framed by the Callanwolde mansion, with live music by Bent Frequency. 

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Tickets: $15 ($10 for students, artists, and seniors)
VIP Ticket: A special Patron ticket is your invitation to join CORE for a post-performance reception with the artists on Friday or Saturday night.  $35 per person or $60 for two; includes the performance of on love and the post-performance reception.
Friday February 13- Fireside Chat.  Sip Hot Cider or Hot Buttered Rum as we enjoy the warmth of Callanwolde.
Saturday February 13 – For Dance Lovers.  A festive Valentine’s treat with sparkling conversation and bubbly beverages, and, of course, chocolate.
Purchase tickets

Free parking available on site

on love, created specifically for the Callanwolde mansion, invites the audience to explore and experience the grandeur of this magnificent space as we witness the dancers of CORE Performance Company breathing life into the halls and walls surrounding us. Acclaimed Atlanta-based contemporary chamber music ensemble Bent Frequency will play a range of intriguing music selected in collaboration with Ms. Schroeder and the artists of CORE Performance Company to accompany the dances.  The program features an original composition by Stuart W. Gerber, Co-Founder of Bent Frequency, created specifically for on love.  Music by Debussy, Williams, Mansurian with performers Stuart Gerber, Tania Maxwell Clements, Sarah Ambrose and Chelsea Dunn. As with all CORE works, the company of dancers act as co-creators for this special performance event.

The Callanwolde Foundation, Inc., operating as Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, restore, and develop the Callanwolde Estate and to be a premier public participatory arts and cultural center.

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Feb
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

CORE Dance and Bent Frequency: on love at Callendwolde Fine Arts Center

CORE in partnership with Bent Frequency and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center present
on love a new work by Sue Schroeder inspired by the writings of Rumi and Rilke and framed by the Callanwolde mansion, with live music by Bent Frequency. 

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Tickets: $15 ($10 for students, artists, and seniors)
VIP Ticket: A special Patron ticket is your invitation to join CORE for a post-performance reception with the artists on Friday or Saturday night.  $35 per person or $60 for two; includes the performance of on love and the post-performance reception.
Friday February 13- Fireside Chat.  Sip Hot Cider or Hot Buttered Rum as we enjoy the warmth of Callanwolde.
Saturday February 13 – For Dance Lovers.  A festive Valentine’s treat with sparkling conversation and bubbly beverages, and, of course, chocolate.
Purchase tickets

Free parking available on site

on love, created specifically for the Callanwolde mansion, invites the audience to explore and experience the grandeur of this magnificent space as we witness the dancers of CORE Performance Company breathing life into the halls and walls surrounding us. Acclaimed Atlanta-based contemporary chamber music ensemble Bent Frequency will play a range of intriguing music selected in collaboration with Ms. Schroeder and the artists of CORE Performance Company to accompany the dances.  The program features an original composition by Stuart W. Gerber, Co-Founder of Bent Frequency, created specifically for on love.  Music by Debussy, Williams, Mansurian with performers Stuart Gerber, Tania Maxwell Clements, Sarah Ambrose and Chelsea Dunn. As with all CORE works, the company of dancers act as co-creators for this special performance event.

The Callanwolde Foundation, Inc., operating as Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, restore, and develop the Callanwolde Estate and to be a premier public participatory arts and cultural center.

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Feb
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

CORE Dance and Bent Frequency: on love at Callenwolde Fine Arts Center

CORE in partnership with Bent Frequency and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center present
on love a new work by Sue Schroeder inspired by the writings of Rumi and Rilke and framed by the Callanwolde mansion, with live music by Bent Frequency. 

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Tickets: $15 ($10 for students, artists, and seniors)
VIP Ticket: A special Patron ticket is your invitation to join CORE for a post-performance reception with the artists on Friday or Saturday night.  $35 per person or $60 for two; includes the performance of on love and the post-performance reception.
Friday February 13- Fireside Chat.  Sip Hot Cider or Hot Buttered Rum as we enjoy the warmth of Callanwolde.
Saturday February 13 – For Dance Lovers.  A festive Valentine’s treat with sparkling conversation and bubbly beverages, and, of course, chocolate.
Purchase tickets

Free parking available on site

on love, created specifically for the Callanwolde mansion, invites the audience to explore and experience the grandeur of this magnificent space as we witness the dancers of CORE Performance Company breathing life into the halls and walls surrounding us. Acclaimed Atlanta-based contemporary chamber music ensemble Bent Frequency will play a range of intriguing music selected in collaboration with Ms. Schroeder and the artists of CORE Performance Company to accompany the dances.  The program features an original composition by Stuart W. Gerber, Co-Founder of Bent Frequency, created specifically for on love.  Music by Debussy, Williams, Mansurian with performers Stuart Gerber, Tania Maxwell Clements, Sarah Ambrose and Chelsea Dunn. As with all CORE works, the company of dancers act as co-creators for this special performance event.

The Callanwolde Foundation, Inc., operating as Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, restore, and develop the Callanwolde Estate and to be a premier public participatory arts and cultural center.

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Jan
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Festival of New Music from Mexico: Concert #2 featuring Bent Frequency, Dieter Hennings and Juan Trigos

FREE! and open to the public

http://cencia.gsu.edu/festival-new-music-mexico/

Mexico has always had a vibrant and varied musical history and in recent years has produced some of the most forward-thinking composers and performers active today. The Festival of New Music from Mexico will showcase two such musicians and offer a representation of contemporary music from Mexico, spanning the past 70-plus years.

Georgia State University ensemble-in-residence Bent Frequency will host two evenings of concerts featuring music written by Mexican composers. Along with the GSU Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, members of the Saxophone Studio, and the Creative Music Ensemble, Bent Frequency will perform music by contemporary Mexican composers. The concerts will feature guest soloist Dieter Hennings,  guest conductor Juan Trigos and accordionist Eva Zöllner.

Internationally renowned composer and conductor Juan Trigos is the principal conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guanajuato in Guanajuato, Mexico. His work has been performed at internationally recognized ensembles and festivals. Guitarist Dieter Hennings is  associate professor of music at the University of Kentucky. His musical interests range from contemporary music for guitar to early music for lute, baroque guitar, and theorbo. Hennings has been a soloist at numerous national and international concerts and is an active proponent of new music, particularly that of Latin America. Eva Zöllner, based in Hamburg, is one of the most active accordionists of her generation and devotes herself to contemporary music. In the last few years, she has premiered more than 100 new works for accordion.

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency-the National Endowment for the Arts. This program is also supported in part by CENCIA and the Hamburg Ministry of Culture.

To request disability accommodations at this event, please contact CENCIA at 404-413-5103 or cencia@gsu.edu with your request. Please provide your name and the event name and date when making your request.

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Jan
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Festival of New Music from Mexico: Concert #1 featuring faculty and students from GSU

FREE! and open to the public

http://cencia.gsu.edu/festival-new-music-mexico/

Mexico has always had a vibrant and varied musical history and in recent years has produced some of the most forward-thinking composers and performers active today. The Festival of New Music from Mexico will showcase two such musicians and offer a representation of contemporary music from Mexico, spanning the past 70-plus years.

Georgia State University ensemble-in-residence Bent Frequency will host two evenings of concerts featuring music written by Mexican composers. Along with the GSU Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, members of the Saxophone Studio, and the Creative Music Ensemble, Bent Frequency will perform music by contemporary Mexican composers. The concerts will feature guest soloist Dieter Hennings,  guest conductor Juan Trigos and accordionist Eva Zöllner.

Internationally renowned composer and conductor Juan Trigos is the principal conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guanajuato in Guanajuato, Mexico. His work has been performed at internationally recognized ensembles and festivals. Guitarist Dieter Hennings is  associate professor of music at the University of Kentucky. His musical interests range from contemporary music for guitar to early music for lute, baroque guitar, and theorbo. Hennings has been a soloist at numerous national and international concerts and is an active proponent of new music, particularly that of Latin America. Eva Zöllner, based in Hamburg, is one of the most active accordionists of her generation and devotes herself to contemporary music. In the last few years, she has premiered more than 100 new works for accordion.

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency-the National Endowment for the Arts. This program is also supported in part by CENCIA and the Hamburg Ministry of Culture.

To request disability accommodations at this event, please contact CENCIA at 404-413-5103 or cencia@gsu.edu with your request. Please provide your name and the event name and date when making your request.

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Dec
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

Bent Frequency and Spektral Quartet - Black Angels

Erikson Clock presents: Bent Frequency and Spektral Quartet

Wednesday, December 3, 8pm, pre-concert lecture at 6:45pm

Erikson Clock, 364 Nelson St SW (corner of Nelson & Mangum Streets), Atlanta, GA30313

Tickets $15, students $5 - all ages

Bent Frequency and Spektral Quartet present George Crumb's monumental work, Black Angels and works by Carolyn O'Brien, Robert Scott Thompson, and David Brighton. Join us for a pre-concert lecture with composers O'Brien, Thompson and Brighton at 6:45pm.

ABOUT BLACK ANGELS

George Crumb’s Black Angels, for amplified string quartet, was inspired by the mood of the country at the time of the Vietnam War.  Subtitled “Thirteen Images from the Dark Land,” it follows the journey of a soul through a fall from grace, to spiritual annihilation and finally to redemption, conveying the spiritual chaos surrounding war with fragmentary writing and a wide sonic palette. Contrasted musically in this piece are the stateside unrest during the Vietnam War and the current large-scale disassociation of American citizens from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a contrast which compels its audience to contemplate protests and demonstrations of past wars alongside those of the present. With the inclusion of numerological vocalizations, tam tams, maracas and water-tuned glasses, its effect is both elevated and haunting in its surrealism.

Founded in 2010, the Spektral Quartet is widely regarded as one of Chicago’s most magnetic and forward-thinking chamber ensembles. The group’s inclusive approach to concert format, shifting the role of audience member from spectator to ally, has earned it a loyal following within and beyond the city limits.

Since its inception, the Spektral Quartet has sought out the discourse between the masterworks of the traditional canon and those written this decade, this year, or this week.

The Spektral Quartet serves as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Chicago.

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts & Culture and Georgia State University School of Music.

If you need reasonable modifications due to a disability, including communications in an alternate format, in order to participate in any County-sponsored program or meeting, please contact 404-612-5780 or Bent Frequency at info.bentfrequency@gmail.com seven (7) days in advance to facilitate your request. For TDD/TTY or Georgia Relay Service Access, dial 711.

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