Robert Scott Thompson news - resident artist at ACA, plus three performances in Italy


Oct 27 2016 - 8:00pm

During October and November this year, Robert Scott Thompson (RST) will be an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. While there he will be working with composer and ACA Master Artist Natasha Barrett (UK/Norway) and will be concentrating his creative effort upon composing a new work of multi-channel electroacoustic music. Other projects while in residence include composing for a new solo recording for Ultima Thule Ambient Media of Sydney Australia, slated for release in 2017, and a new work for solo guitar.

In addition, there are three performances in Italy -  first is a performance of the recent work Mettā (2014) composed for Bent Frequency Duo Project, one of two resident professional music ensembles at Georgia State University in Atlanta. The work will be performed in Italy by Enzo Filippetti (saxophone), Ivan Liuzzo (percussion) and Federico Ripanti (electronics). The concert will take place as part of EMUFest2016 on October 27, 2016 in the Sala Accademica of Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome. The festival also features the works of Barry Truax (Canada), Francis Dhomont (France), James Dashow (Italy/USA) and Giles Gobeil (Canada) in addition to other composers from Italy, Europe and Asia.

Parataxis (2016) for mixed chamber ensemble, commissioned in 2013 by Ensemble MD7 of Slovenia, will be premiered during the Trietse Prima Festival of Contemporary Music in Trieste Italy on November 18, 2016 at the Revoltella Museum, Trieste.

The multichannel electroacoustic composition Flora of Fynbos (2014) will be presented as part of the prestigious Diffrazioni Firenze Multimedia Festival being held in Florence Italy from November 21 to November 27. The festival, coordinated by the Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini, and celebrating the first fifty years of electronic music in Italy.