EMORY COMPFEST 2022 – FLOW STATE
Each year, Emory CompFest brings innovative national and international musicians to Emory to work with our students and faculty and to present their musical practice to the larger Atlanta community. We seek artists who work in ways that diverge from traditional compositional frameworks, and who can offer an exciting and meaningful creative exchange with our community.
This year, we are delighted to feature virtuoso guitarist and composer Timuçin Şahin as a Schwartz Artist-in-Residence for this year’s CompFest. Şahin’s impressive artistic portfolio straddles the musical spaces of contemporary jazz, experimental composition, free improvisation, electronic music and world music (including Turkish and Carnatic).
Şahin also directs the “Art of the Collective Imagination” in Bergama, Turkey, an improvisation ensemble made up of community performers of all ages and musical backgrounds. Several events are open to all members of the Atlanta community, including a special workshop on Sunday February 13th at the “No Tomorrow” gallery/venue in Underground Atlanta for all ages!
CompFest 2022 is sponsored by a grant from the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Foundation Artist-in-Residence Program. Additional support provided by the Emory Friends of Music, the Music Department, the Performing Arts Studio, and the Emory Center for Faculty Development and Excellence.
COMPFEST PUBLIC EVENTS
Wed, Feb. 9 at 7:30pm | Community Workshop #1, Performing Arts Studio, Emory University
Open workshop with Timuçin Şahin on conducted ensemble improvisation. No previous improvisational experience required. Participants may perform on CompFest Concert #2 (Saturday night) as part of the Art of the Collective Imagination Orchestra.
No registration required, but please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your instrument/voice/dance/other info in advance if possible.
Fri, Feb. 11 at 8pm | CompFest Concert #1, Performing Arts Studio, Emory University
Sat, Feb. 12 at 8pm | CompFest Concert #2, Performing Arts Studio, Emory University
Sun, Feb. 13 at 2pm | Community Workshop #2, (all ages) No Tomorrow (gallery/ studio) at Underground Atlanta: 84 Lower Alabama
Open workshop with Timuçin Şahin on conducted ensemble improvisation. We encourage kids and parents to join! No registration necessary.
Sun, Feb. 13 at 4pm | Community Performance, No Tomorrow (gallery/ studio) at Underground Atlanta: 84 Lower Alabama
Performance open to ALL participants (students, faculty, community).
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
The Emory Performing Arts Studio is housed in a converted church attached to the Burlington Road Building (1804 North Decatur Road). Limited parking is available for musicians at the parking lot on Burlington Road. The nearest free visitor parking decks are the Lowergate East and Gambrell lots, which are free after 5pm on weekdays or anytime on weekends.
Lowergate Parking Deck
1705 Lowergate Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
From North Decatur Road, turn north onto Clifton Road towards Emory University Hospital. Take the first right onto Gambrell Drive. Go about a block, and Lowergate Parking Deck will be on your right. The entrance is at the back of the deck.
Walking Directions to Performing Arts Studio
Exit Lowergate South Parking Deck using the exit or stairwell nearest the North Decatur Building (eastern end of the parking deck on the same side as the entrance). Walk around the right side of the North Decatur Building to North Decatur Road. Go east (left) on North Decatur to Burlington Road. Cross Burlington and continue straight to the Performing Arts Studio (a brick building once used as a church) at 1804 North Decatur Road on the left.
The No Tomorrow gallery/studio is located at 84 Lower Alabama street in Underground Atlanta. Some free street parking is available on MLK, Jr Drive. Underground is also easily accessible by MARTA (across Peachtree Street from Five Points Station).
There are a few entrances to Underground around the plaza, including an entrance on the north-east corner of Upper Alabama and Peachtree Street, which requires descending a non-moving escalator, but is the closest entry to the gallery space.