Bent Frequency brings Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Luther Adams to Atlanta for a 3 day Residency. Following this performance, hear his lecture at 3:00pm in Kopleff Recital Hall. These two events are free and open to the public.
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.
Ann Midgette of the Washington Post, had this to say about the piece: “Over the plashing sound of the terraced waterfalls, framed by thickets of yellow irises, came the lowering rumble of timpani. Cutting through the hum of voices and street traffic and bird song was the gleam of brass instruments: the bright flare of a trumpet and the curl of a trombone, unfolding at first single notes, then fragments, then shining arpeggios that rose and gilded the edges of the cool evening…giving voice to an environment, gently amplifying what the world might be trying to say… ”
This program is 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.