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Jul 282011

Composer and Belmont School of Music professor MARK VOLKER performed live at Zeitgeist Gallery on May 10th, 2011 as a part of the Indeterminacies series. ERIN BRADFIELD, PHD candidate in Philosophy at Vanderbilt moderated the discussion. Mark was joined by the PULSE NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE, soprano ALYSSA VOLKER, and flutist BETH DAVIS.

Mark in his words presented, “a new work for two percussionists, flute, violin, and cello; a set of songs for voice and guitar; my flute piece ‘Deep Winter’ and a very recent work for electric guitar, interactive electronics, and dance.” I really enjoyed the dynamic and stylistically-varied performances, including a flutist dueting live with responsive electronics!

Special thanks to Zeitgeist, Mark, Erin, Lesley Beeman, Lain York, the performers, and the audience. You can check out more pictures from the performance on the Facebook Indeterminacies page.

In partnership with Zeitgeist Gallery, Theatre Intangible is releasing all of the Indeterminacies shows as special podcasts. This is Volume 3. Check out Volume 1 STAN LINK and Volume 2 MARK SNYDER.  Your next change to see Indeterminacies live is the Portara Vocal Ensemble at Zeitgeist September 13th, 2011. Hope to see you there!

Earlier this year, Theatre Intangible interviewed Zeitgeist Gallery about the Indeterminacies series, experimental art, how they book shows, and more. Read the interview here.

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Mark Volker is the Coordinator of Composition and Assistant Professor of Music at the Belmont University School of Music, where he teaches applied composition and music theory. Known for his colorful harmonic language and orchestration, as well as his facility with both electronic and traditional instrumentations, Mark’s music has been performed and recorded by numerous prominent performers, including the Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players, eighth blackbird, The New York New Music Ensemble, the Society for New Music, and more. Mark’s music can be heard on his recently-released Centaur Records CD, Elemental Forces, as well as on volume 3 of ERMmedia’s Masterworks of the New Era series.

PULSE [new music ensemble] is Nashville’s newest classical chamber ensemble and its only ensemble dedicated solely to the performance of music by composers with a PULSE. For Mark Volker Indeterminacies, Pulse featured Alan Fey and Dan Kozlowski on percussion, Beth Davis on flute, Garret Overcash on violin, and Nick Gold on cello.