Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Monday May 23, 2016
      7:30 pm
  • Location: The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA), Atlanta, GA
  • Phone: (404) 367-8700
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  • Fee(s):
    Free Admission
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Summary Sentence: This concert showcases innovative contemporary music by some of the most innovative composers engaged with new technology and experimental music.

Full Summary: The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) announces a partnership with Georgia Tech to present Georgia Tech’s contemporary chamber music ensemble in-residence, Sonic Generator, featuring music by Steve Reich in a free performance at MOCA GA on Monday, May 23, 2016. The event will begin at 7:30 PM, and will be held in MOCA GA’s lower level Education/Research Center Gallery at 75 Bennett Street, Atlanta, GA 30309.

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The concert showcases innovative contemporary music by some of the most innovative composers engaged with new technology and experimental music.

Attendees can enjoy viewing artwork from the MOCA GA permanent collection while listening to an interesting range of music, including seminal works by two generations of American minimalist composers — Steve Reich’s Cello Counterpoint and Michael Gordon’s ACDC. The concert also features the Atlanta premiere of Georgia Tech professor Jason Freeman’s Shadows. The composition, created by Freeman during a residency at IRCAM (the computer music research institute at the Pompidou Center in Paris), uses novel machine listening and algorithmic notation techniques to modify the musical score as it is being performed. The concert also includes music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison, Dutch experimental pop-art composer JacobTV, and Nico Muhly, an emerging New York composer currently completing a commission for the Metropolitan Opera.


Sonic Generator, Georgia Tech’s contemporary chamber music ensemble-in- residence, 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 students and faculty in the School of Music and elsewhere on campus to present concerts that bring cutting-edge technologies to the world of contemporary classical music. Sonic Generator is sponsored by the GVU Center, the Center for Music Technology, the School of Music, and the College of Architecture. 


The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) collects and archives significant, contemporary works by the artists of the state of Georgia. To place its artists in a broader context, the Museum's exhibitions include Georgia artists and artists from around the world. MOCA GA’s programs promote the visual arts by creating a forum for active interchange between artists and the community. MOCA GA is located at 75 Bennett Street in the MOCA GA / TULA Art Complex. Admission is free to members and US Military with ID, $8 for non-members and $5 for students and seniors (65+). For more information, call 404-367- 8700,

Directions to MOCA GA:  MOCA GA is located on Bennett Street directly off Peachtree Rd NW, just north of Piedmont Hospital. Travel almost to the bottom of Bennett Street and you will see the MOCA GA Art Complex building on your right. Free parking is available and guests should enter through the building's central canopy and walk down stairs to the event space. For handicap accessible parking and entrance, please drive to the rear of the building to the reserved parking spaces.

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College of Design, School of Music, CMT - Center for Music Technology, Georgia Tech Arts

Invited Audience
Arts and Performance
contemporary music, Georgia Tech Sonic Generator
  • Created By: Tyler White
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  • Created On: Apr 29, 2016 - 9:54am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:17pm