Performance: Hodgson Wind Ensemble
Tuesday, April 4 at 8 PM
UGA Performing Arts Center, Hodgson Concert Hall
The premier wind ensemble of the UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music will perform works from ICE Mini-Grant recipient Cody Brookshire, ICE Advisory Board member Professor Peter Lane, Ron Nelson, Augusta Read Thomas, Mike Titlebaum and Michael Torke in a concert titled “All That Jazz.” Tickets are available at http://pac.uga.edu or the PAC box office for $12 or $6 with a UGA student ID.
Assistant professor of composition Peter Van Zandt Lane’s Beacons opens the second half of the program. “It is incredible,” says Cynthia Johnston Turner, Hodgson Wind Ensemble director. “There is no composer out there today, in my view, that explores color in more innovative ways than our own Peter Lane.”
Cody Brookshire, Richard Saney, Nick Saney, and Jake Reeves were awarded a 2015 ICE Mini-Grant to create technology allowing for the synchronized streaming of different audio tracks to web-enabled devices for immersive live music, called “SynkroTakt.” Last December, Lineage Percussion premiered Triple Helix, a new work for marimba trio utilizing SynkroTakt to stream click tracks of different tempi to each player. More recently, the Hodgson Wind Ensemble took Brookshire’s Honeycomb on a short tour, culminating in a performance at the national conference of the Concert Band Director’s National Association in Kansas City, Missouri. Future implementations of the technology by Brookshire include a performance at the Electrobrass II Conference in April, the New York City Electronic Music Festival in July, and composing a piece in residence at Avaloch Farms Music Institute in October. The SynkroTakt team is aiming for an end-of-July public release of the technology. Anyone interested in knowing more about the technology may visit http://www.SynkroTakt.com.