Series 3: Spring
TANZ FARM SERIES 3: Hippodrome: a triptych on urban stages
An evening length work in concert with art, music, dance and the liberation of a space to reveal representations of the interiority in urban life, including communication, collection, movement change, loss and growth.
Creative Team: Artist Gyun Hur, Opera Singers of Atlanta, Georgia Tech’s Contemporary Music Ensemble Sonic Generator, Choreographer Lauri Stallings and gloATL.
The music of Estonian composer Arvo Part. 72 minutes long with no intermission
March 21-24, 2013 with a special finale performance March 25 entitled the HIPPO TRYP
in the Goodson Yard Performance Hall
at The Goat Farm Arts Center
1200 Foster Street
Atlanta GA 30318
Lauri Stallings / Choreographer, gloATL
Gyun Hur / Scenic Design
Opera Singers of Atlanta / Vocal
Sonic Generator Contemporary Music Ensemble / Music
Rebecca Makus / Lighting Design
Tian Justman / Costume Design
Richard Carvlin / General Manager, gloATL
Mark DiNatale/ Project Coordinator
March 21-24 | $25 General Admission $15 Artists/Students
March 25 Special Performance | $100 All Inclusive general admission
Season subscription: All Remaining Performances
$40 General Admission $20 Artists/Students
To reserve your Season Pass at the Goodson Yard box office, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 404-964-3210 or purchase at the door.
March 21-25, 2013 (5 performances)
March 21-24 | Thursday-Sunday 8pm
March 25 | Finale | Monday 730pm
gloATL is a collaborative platform of exceptional contemporary physical experience, founded in July, 2009 by choreographer Lauri Stallings. gloATL’s mission is to create exceptional art through live performance, public works, and a choreographic LAB. gloATL’s work increasingly shares a synergy with art forms, blending classical elements with the complexity and groove of today’s rhythmic culture. Part choreography and part interactive art installation, gloATL performances regularly bridge the gap between artists and audience, to explore fundamentals found in philosophies of relational aesthetics, such as being together, voluntary migration, and the inter-human. In gloATL’s work is a vivid line which refers to the whereabouts of mankind’s existence.
gloATL has created a series of performances for both traditional and non-traditional spaces, unlike any other in the Atlanta scene. Since glo’s inaugural work, rapt, (July, 2009) some 60,000 Atlantans of all ages, race and creed have experienced gloATL performances, an uncanny figure for an emerging organization.
Gyun Hur has performed and exhibited in Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and Hong Kong. Gyun’s work has been widely recognized for her floor installations comprised of hand-shredded silk flowers. Through her menial process of making and transforming materials, the artist constructs a visual landscape to evoke a sense of labor, loss, and memories.
Gyun completed New York City residency through Elizabeth’s Foundation for the Arts in 2009. She attended Vermont Studio Center (2008 and 2013), Ox-Bow Artist-in-Residence (2010), Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2010), and Pilchuck Glass School (2008). She is the recipient of The Hudgens Prize (2010), Artadia Award (2011), and Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship (2010). Her works have been featured in Art In America, Art Paper, Sculpture, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pelican Bomb, Creative Loafing, Jezebel and The Atlantan. She was the Best Emerging Artist (2011) by Creative Loafing and listed in Oxford American’s “100 Under 100: Superstars of Southern Art” issue. She is currently represented by Get This! Gallery and serves on the board of directors of the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia and the Advisory Board for the Hudgens Prize.
Born in Korea, she moved the United States at the age of 13. Gyun attended the University of Georgia (Painting, BFA) and Savannah College of Art and Design (Sculpture, MFA). She currently lives and works in Atlanta.
Founded in 2006, Sonic Generator is the contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at Georgia Tech dedicated to using technology to transform the ways in which we compose, perform, and listen to music. The group works closely with students and faculty across campus to implement technology in concert and to incorporate new research into live performance.
Sonic Generator presents a diverse lineup of music by composers such as Steve Reich, John Cage, Mario Davidovsky, Brian Eno, Louis Andriessen, and Terry Riley; it is also committed to performing music of younger composers and to commissioning new works. Sonic Generator’s experiments with new technologies have led the group to perform with wine glasses, iPhones, comic strips, car speakers, DJs, and a robotic drummer. The ensemble also frequently collaborates with visual artists to create video projections to accompany its performances.
Sonic Generator’s work has been recognized by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which noted that the group was “…the most stimulating addition to Atlanta’s musical life…” in its debut season. Inside Arts, a national trade magazine for arts presenters, featured the group’s innovative work with video on its front cover. Sonic Generator has performed at national conferences of the College Music Society and the Society of Composers, and its concerts at Georgia Tech routinely attract a standing-room-only crowd.
singers of The Atlanta Opera
Founded in 1979, The Atlanta Opera is one of the finest regional opera companies in the nation, drawing audiences from the entire metropolitan Atlanta area as well as from the Southeast region. The Atlanta Opera strives to expand the experience of its patrons with memorable and exciting opera performances reflecting the highest musical and theatrical standards, while supporting community and educational programs. The company also works to attract the finest international, national, and regional singers, conductors, stage directors and designers. Each season The Atlanta Opera presents three productions with four performances each at the Cobb Energy Centre.
MEGAN MASHBURN, soprano
Soprano, Megan Mashburn, sang with “simplicity and charm” proclaimed The Boston Globe in her Boston Symphony Hall debut of Haydn’s Creation in November 2007. Ms. Mashburn’s credits include: Cunegonde in Candide with Georgia Perimeter TAG, Vera in Hoiby’s A Month in the Country, Lady with a Handmirror in Argento’s Postcard from Morocco with Boston University’s Opera Institute, and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro with L’Orchestra da Camera Boston. Ms. Mashburn gave her international debut in 2007 as Die Königin der Nacht at the Amalfi Music Festival in Italy. Ms. Mashburn was the soprano soloist in Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem at Emory University’s Schwartz Center and in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass at Clemson University. She is a winner of the 2012 Georgia District Metropolitan Council Auditions. Recently, Ms. Mashburn was a featured soloist in gloATL’s Liquid Culture: A Utopia Station Series, the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert, and the 2012 Atlanta Opera Christmas Concert. Ms. Mashburn is soprano staff soloist at Morningside Presbyterian Church. She is also a finalist in the Joy of Singing Competition, and looks forward to participating in master classes and recitals at the New York Public Library. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Ms. Mashburn earned a Master of Music from Boston University and is currently a student of Elizabeth Nohe Colson.
HEATHER WITT, mezzo-soprano
Heather Witt has been described as one of the most promising young mezzo-sopranos of the south-east. The Atlanta Journal Constitution told audiences “she is the kind of singer you hope to hear – talented, alert, a singer with a future.” She completed her undergraduate studies in Music at Millikin University, and graduated from Georgia State University where she received her Masters in Voice Performance. Her experience on stage spans both musical theatre and classical. Ms. Witt has been heard in productions in the United States as well as in Italy, where her roles have included Dora Bella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Mrs. Herring in Albert Herring, Meg in Falstaff, and Sally in Hand of Bridge. Most recently Ms. Witt covered the role of Suzuki in St. Petersburg Opera’s production of Madama Butterfly, while also participating as an Emerging Artist. Her other engagements have included the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitos, Elmire in Tartuffe, Mauya in Riders to the Sea, and the role of Mrs. Nolan in The Medium. Ms. Witt won first place in the Bauru Atlanta Competition and is excited to be making her South American debut this year.
TIMOTHY MILLER, tenor
A native of Augusta, Georgia, tenor Timothy Miller earned his B.A. degree from Morehouse College in 2003 and M.M. degree from Mannes College of Music in 2005. He made his operatic debut with the Mannes Opera program performing the roles of Monostatos and First Armored Man in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote. Timothy has been a participant in both the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari, Italy and the Bay Area Summer Opera Theatre Institute in San Francisco, California. He has also made appearances with both the Americolor and Capitol City Opera Companies of Atlanta, and is a past winner of the Capitol City Opera Vocal Competition. In February of 2006, he was honored to have been a guest soloist at the funeral services for the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King. In June of 2006 Timothy made his Oakland Opera debut performing the role of Street in Anthony Davis’ X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X. In January 2007, he made his debut with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performing the role of Erster Lakai in a concert version of excerpts from Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. Timothy has made appearances as a chorister and solo artist with the Atlanta Opera. Recent performances include Un Messaggero in Verdi’s Aida, First Armored Man in Mozart’sDie Zauberflote and Crab Man in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. As a staff singer he has held positions at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, the Riverside Church in New York and here at Glenn Memorial. Timothy has also made appearances as a featured soloist for the Atlanta Braves, as well as guest artist for the 2011 Georgia Gubernatorial Inauguration Ceremony. He is currently on the teaching faculties of Morehouse College and The Lovett School.
WADE THOMAS, baritone
Wade Thomas, a native of Calhoun, GA, has performed with numerous opera companies across the country, most recently with Atlanta Opera, Capital City Opera, and St. Petersburg Opera in St. Petersburg, FL. Wade’s vibrant, yet smooth baritone vocal quality and compelling stage presence have garnered acclaim in performances including Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Falstaff in Merry Wives of Windsor, Tartuffe in Tartuffe, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Germont in La Traviata, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Tonio and Silvio in I Pagliacci, and Belcore in L’elisir d’amore. Earlier operatic training has found Wade participating in internationally renowned opera apprentice programs such as Central City Opera in Colorado and the Santa Fe Opera, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City. Wade has also performed with Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, Lincoln Center, Opera Omaha, Natchez Opera, Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, Brevard Music Festival, Opera Columbus, Opera Birmingham, Ohio State Opera, and Samford Operaworks. Mr. Thomas’ extensive concert and oratorio work include Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat and Five Mystical Songs by Vaughn-Williams. Wade is a graduate of Samford University and The Ohio State University.