Bent Frequency

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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.

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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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