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.

2014/15 Season

September 11

Bent Frequency Duo Project

Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

featuring the music of Stefano Pierini, Christopher Burns and Devin Maxwell

 

September 11

Bent Frequency Duo Project

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

masterclass and concert

featuring the music of Laurie Anderson, Stefano Pierini, Devin Maxwell, Christopher Burns, Jeff Herriott, Robert Scott Thompson

 

September 12

Bent Frequency Duo Project

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

masterclass and lecture recital

featuring the music of Laurie Anderson, Stefano Pierini, Christopher Burns and Devin Maxwell

 

December 3

Bent Frequency Presents Spektral Quartet

Erikson Clock

Atlanta, GA

featuring George Crumb's Black Angels and works by Carolyn O'Brien, David Brighton and Robert Scott Thompson.

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. This concert is also sponsored in part by Georgia State University School of Music.

 

January 23-24

Festival of New Music from Mexico

featuring guest artists Juan Trigos, Dieter Hennings and Eva Zollner. 

Kopleff Recital Hall

Atlanta, GA

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.

 

February 13-15

Bent Frequency and CORE Dance

on love

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Atlanta, GA

 

April 20-21

BF Duo Project

Residency at University of Northern Colorado

featuring world premieres by Paul Elwood and Amy Kaplan 

Greeley, CO

 

May 20

The Innocents

featuring John Lane and Allen Otte

fundraiser for the Georgia Innocence Projec

Center for Civil and Human Rights

Atlanta, GA

featuring The Innocents, written by John Lane and Allen Otte and Rzewski's Coming Together and Attica

2013/14 Season

October 16

Comala by Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon

Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA

Bent Frequency in collaboration with PUSH Theater.

Jan Berry Baker, saxophone, Stuart Gerber, percussion, Molly Barth, flute, Dieter Hennings, guitar, Kenneth Long, clarinet, Peter Marshall, piano, Sarah Kapps, cello, Paul Vaillancourt, percussion, Adelaide Federici, violin, Jim Brown tenor, Tony Arnold, soprano, Tim Weiss, conductor and PUSH Theater

Comala is based on the novel Pedro Páramo, by the great Mexican author Juan Rulfo.

 

October 19

Comala by Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon

Fiestas de Octubre, Guadalajara, Mexico

 

October 21

Comala by Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon

International Cervantino Festival, Guanajuato, Mexico

This engagement is sponsored by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

February 9

Happy Chinese New (Y)Ear!

Kopleff Recital Hall, Atlanta, GA

In Distance, Tan Dun

Childhood Sketches, Huang Rao

Three Chinese Lovesongs, Bright Sheng

Wanda Yang Temko, soprano, Sarah Ambrose, flute, Elisabeth Remy Johnson, harp, Stuart Gerber, percussion, Adelade Federici, violin, Tania Maxwell Clements, viola, Jan Berry Baker, saxophone, Peter Marshall, piano

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. This concert is also sponsored in part by: Georgia State University Confucius Institute,  CENCIA and Georgia State University School of Music.

 

February 25

Bent Frequency Duo Project

College of the Holy Cross, Brooks Concert Hall, Worcester, MA

Jan Berry Baker, saxophone and Stuart Gerber, percussion featuring newly written works for saxophone and percussion by Chris Arrell, Christopher Burns, Roshanne Etezady, Jeff Herriott, Robert Scott Thompson, and Devin Maxwell

 

February 26

Bent Frequency Duo Project

Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA

 

February 27

Bent Frequency Duo Project

University of Connecticut, von der Mehden Recital Hall, Storrs, CT

 

February 28

Bent Frequency Duo Project

Hartt School of Music, Berkman Recital Hall, West Hartford, CT

 

March 3

Bent Frequency Duo Project

Interactive Arts Performing Series

New York University, Frederick Loewe Theater, New York NY

 

March 23

Bent Frequency Duo Project

North American Saxophone Alliance Conference

University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL

 

March 24

Bent Frequency Duo Project

Roosevelt University, Ganz Recital Hall, Chicago, IL

 

March 25

Bent Frequency Duo Project

Ball State University, Choral Hall, Muncy, IN

 

March 26

Bent Frequency Duo Project

Indiana University, Ford-Crawford Hall, Bloomington, IN

 

March 28

Bent Frequency Duo Project

Unruly Music Festival - Ensemble in Residence

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Recital Hall, Milwaukee, WI

 

April 11

Bent Frequency Duo Project

Sam Houston State Contemporary Music Festival - Ensemble in Residence

Huntsville, TX

 

April 12

Bent Frequency Presents The Innocents

with John Lane and Allen Otte

Sam Houston State Contemporary Music Festival

Huntsville, TX

Bent Frequency, in collaboration with John Lane and Allen Otte, present the Innocents.  Also featuring Rzewski's Coming Together and Attica.

The Saturday evening performance will begin with a film and a panel discussion hosted by SHSU’s Global Center for Journalism and Democracy. Moderated by Don Teague, FOX 26 News Anchor, panelists will include: Anthony Graves, who was wrongfully convicted of murder and served 18 years behind bars; Jeff Blackburn, who is the founder of and chief counsel to the Innocence Project of Texas. In 2009, he handled the case of Timothy Cole, a young man who died in prison after being falsely accused of rape, and obtained the first posthumous DNA exoneration in Texas history; Dennis Longmire, a faculty member at SHSU in Criminal Justice and Criminology specializing in corrections, the death penalty, and public perceptions of crime and criminal justice; and Brandi Grissom, the managing editor of the Texas Tribune, who has covered stories related to wrongful conviction and incarceration.

 

May 10-11

Bent Frequency Duo Project

Tage Aktueller Musik - Ensemble in Residence

Nuremberg, Germany

BF DUO PROJECT Residency  - Jan Berry Baker, saxophone and Stuart Gerber, percussion give masterclasses and a concert featuring newly written works for saxophone and percussion by Chris Arrell, Christopher Burns, Stefano Pierini, Vivienne Olive, Jeff Herriott, Robert Scott Thompson, and Devin Maxwell.

 

2012/13 Season

September 9

John Cage Musicircus

The Goat Farm, Atlanta, GA

During four days in September 2012, Bent Frequency presented a 100th birthday celebration for John Cage. We partnered with Chamber Cartel, the Goat Farm Arts Center, and Atlanta Poets Group and about 30 other musicians and artists for this festival. Bent Frequency also gave improvisation workshops for middle and high school students in South Fulton County.  It culminated in a 60 min. MUSICIRCUS featuring nearly 20 of Cage's works, spanning his entire creative life.

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

 

February 1-3

"Secret" with CORE Performance Company

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta , GA

CORE and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center present Secret, an intimate evening of contemporary dance featuring CORE Performance Company, with celebrated music performed by Bent Frequency. Secret premieres original choreography by CORE Artistic Director Sue Schroeder and nationally recognized guest artist Becky Valls. Explore and experience the grand spirit of Callanwolde through these unique dances that move us through the mansion.

 

February 9

Happy Chinese New (Y)Ear!

Kopleff Recital Hall, Atlanta, GA

featuring the music of Lei Liang

Five Seasons for string quartet and pipa soloist (featuring the renowned Vega String Quartet and pipa soloist Yihan Chen)

Yuan for saxophone quartet (featuring the Flux Saxophone Quartet)

Parts for a Floating Space for saxophone and percussion

Lake for two trumpets

Traditional music for pipa

Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. This concert is also sponsored in part by: Georgia State University Confucius Institute, Emory University Confucius Institute, CENCIA and Georgia State University School of Music.

 

May 18

BF 10th Anniversary Celebration

The Goat Farm, Atlanta, GA

Celebrating our 10th year of bringing the most cutting-edge new music to Atlanta.  Bent Frequency will be joined by the electrifying Mercury Orkestar,  DJ Little Jen and an All-Star group of Atlanta's most ambitious musicians.  BF will feature music by Chris Burns, Judith Shatin, Lee Hyla, Jeff Herriott, Lansing McLoskey, and a world premiere by Devin Maxwell.  The evening will culminate in a performance of Terry Riley's seminal In C for a mass ensemble of 20+ musicians.

Bent Frequency is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. 
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