The Percussion Repertoire Group Atlanta is committed to performing the percussion music of 20th century avant garde composers John Cage and Lou Harrison. The group is composed of five percussionists who grew up in/live in Atlanta: Isaac Anderson, Olivia Kieffer, Mike Perdue, Austin Murphy, and Jennifer Torrence. This is a rare opportunity to hear a performance of a joint composition by Cage and Harrison, "Double Music." Also on the bill are "Third Construction" and "Canticle No. 3", plus a few suprises!
PeRGA Olivia Kieffer
"Fils des etoiles" John Zorn
"Third Construction" John Cage
"Double Music" John Cage/Lou Harrison
"Canticle No. 3" Lou Harrison
"Gri-gri" John Zorn
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Radka Pulliam + Patrick Davis
Over the past several months Patrick Davis and Radka Pulliam have been working on a collaborative art project, which they have titled "Anything You Want It To Be." The two met while pursuing studio art degrees at Georgia State University and a friendship quickly formed. Towards the end of 2008, a couple of years after they met, the two artists thought they might try working together.
Radka is a painter/printmaker who was born in Czech and came here to continue her education in art. She works more in an abstract non-representational mode, utilizing paints, monotype techniques, pens and colored pencils to achieve highly refined color fields, shapes, and line drawings.
Patrick was born and raised in and around Atlanta. His style leans mostly toward realistic drawing and illustration, rarely venturing into the world of color let alone abstraction.
The results of combining these disparate styles and techniques are strong in contrast yet somehow quite unified. It is important that the two artists shared this experience of working together because it forced them both to work and see things differently than they had prior to this project. The individualís work takes on new meanings and feelings with the two of them sharing space on a page. Themes of perception of reality and dealing with the tension of a modern world emerge from the layering of images and the visceral abstract.