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Rodger Coleman shows off the Stan Link score he will play Thursday

Rodger Coleman shows off the Stan Link score he will play on Thursday

Composer and Blair School of Music professor Stan Link returns to Zeitgeist Gallery‘s Indeterminacies program on Thursday, November 14th. He’s joined by moderator Mark Volker and pianist Rodger Coleman, both Indeterminacies alumns.

Indeterminacies is a series of performances at Zeitgeist Gallery organized by Lesley Beeman and Lain York. It’s based on John Cage’s idea about creating processes with no predetermined outcome, welcoming the unexpected and learning from the accidental.

In a recent video blog, Rodger Coleman discusses the upcoming performance. The relevant bit starts at 1 minute 40 seconds, synced-up here if you want to check it out. Rodger says that he will be performing a score for piano that Stan wrote while still a student in Vienna. At the time, Stan was studying under Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, a pioneer in the compositional technique known as graphic notation. For this piece, Stan invented his own graphical notation that maps the movement of the fingers. In the score sheet that Rodger is holding in the picture above, the lines refer to specific fingers. The dots represent when the fingers move in time. Rodger discusses the challenges of translating such a score into something musical in the video blog.

There may other compositions on Thursday’s docket, but we’ll just have to wait and see. RSVP on the Facebook event page.

Stan Link appeared previously at Indeterminacies in 2011 and 2012. Theatre Intangible recorded the 2011 performance and released it as a podcast here. We also recorded Mark Volker’s 2011 Indeterminacies performance, available here. Rodger Coleman performed with Sam Byrd at a 2012 Indeterminacies.

Indeterminacies with Stan Link, Rodger Coleman and Mark Volker
Thursday, November 14th, 2013, 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

@ Zeitgeist Gallery
516 Hagan Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

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Metro Parks Music and Theater Program Coordinator Mike Teaney has organized another great Free Form Friday, taking place on November 8th at 8 p.m. in the Centennial Black Box Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday’s event features Mark Volker & Carolyn Treybig at 8 p.m. and Hyrkamonsta at 9 p.m. Friends of Theatre Intangible Dig Deep Light Show will provide the liquid light visuals.

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. Mark’s music has been performed and recorded by numerous performers around the world, including the Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players, eighth blackbird, the Pacifica String Quartet, Musica moderna Poland, the New York New Music Ensemble and the Nashville Ballet. Mark’s music can be heard on his Centaur Records CD, Elemental Forces, as well as on volume 3 of ERMmedia’s Masterworks of the New Era series. Mark’s acclaimed ballet based on The Diary of Anne Frank is currently being performed by members of the Nashville Ballet in schools around Middle Tennessee. — Belmont Faculty Page

Dr. Carolyn Treybig is an Adjunct Instructor (Flute) in the Belmont University School of Music. She is an Altus Flutes Performing Artist, performing regularly with the Belmont Chamber Winds, and has performed with the Nashville Symphony, the Huntsville Symphony, Duo Brilliante and Belmont Organ Trio. Dr. Treybig has presented clinics and masterclasses at high schools, universities, and the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, and has served as an adjudicator for concerto competitions and MTNA performance competitions. — Belmont Faculty Page

Hyrkamonsta: Absolute aural improvisation fueled by the imagination of six Nashville based musicians, an exclusive experience each and every performance. The music is often a progressive fusion of psychedelic Rock greatly subjected to Jazz, R&B, World and Electronica influences. A mixture of twisted digital and analog circuitry, paired with profound insight and decades of collective experience, give rise to the musical beast known as Hyrkamonsta. — Via band website.

Hyrkamonsta features Peter Hyrka, RePete (aka Black Cat Sylvester), Chris Tench, George Bradfute, Dave Colella, and Dustin Michael.

The first Free Form Friday was September 13th, 2013. That event featured Concurrence and Dig Deep Light Show.

More info on the Facebook event page.

Freeform Friday feat.
Mark Volker & Carolyn Treybig, HyrkaMonsta, Dig Deep Light Show
Friday, November 8th, 2013, 8pm, Free show

@ Centennial Black Box Theater
Centennial Park inside Centennial Arts Activity Center
On 27th Ave, right after Springwater Supper Club

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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.

If you like the show, tell a friend or write us a review in iTunes.

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.