Alex Ring Gray

Composer | Performer | Artist


KnoxTrio: Footprints
Sep
8
7:30 PM19:30

KnoxTrio: Footprints

KnoxTrio presents "Footprints," an immersive, interdisciplinary concert program exploring sonic representations of the natural world from 1971 to the present. From George Crumb’s seminal trio Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) to Matthew Burtner’s atmospheric Snowprints (2001) to two 2018 world premieres (Victoria Romano, Ernest Ling), Footprints examines changing conceptions of humans’ precarious place within the environment, and the role of music in shaping these perspectives. About 70 minutes in length, the concert will feature five musical works interspersed with thoughtfully-curated video clips, sound clips, and theatrical elements designed to heighten a sense of “narrative synesthesia”. With Footprints, KnoxTrio aims to highlight paradoxes between the often lush, sublime beauty of environmental music and the harsh realities of environmental abuse and impending climate change.

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Nief-Norf Summer Festival
Jun
11
to Jun 25

Nief-Norf Summer Festival

  • Natalie L. Haslam Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Nief-Norf Summer Festival (nnSF) is an interdisciplinary summer music festival, bringing together dozens of performers, composers, and scholars to collaborate on the performance, creation, and discussion of contemporary music. The nnSF offers an immersive think-tank environment in the state-of-the-art Natalie L. Haslam Music Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and presents 7-8 concerts of modern music, aiming to encourage both appreciation for live music and support for contemporary art.

The Nief-Norf Summer Festival features full-time, faculty-led workshops in performance, composition, and music technology lasting the duration of the festival. In addition, each year the nnSF hosts two international calls for projects: the first, a Call for Papers for a weekend-long Research Summit on contemporary music, and the second, a Call for Scores competition for composers. These projects bring some of our generation's brightest and most promising composers and scholars to the festival for interaction with the fellows, the faculty, and the Knoxville community.

http://www.niefnorf.org/festival-overview


I will be working as the Music Technology Assistant: helping run audio at concerts, electronics on electroacoustic works, and advising composition fellows as they explore the capabilities of technology.

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Brendan McConville's "La Pioggia nel Pineto"
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Brendan McConville's "La Pioggia nel Pineto"

Faculty recital; An evening of new vocal and instrumental chamber music featuring UT School of Music faculty members Chih-Long Hu, Shelley Binder, Kevin Class, Lorraine DiSimone, and Andrew Skoog. All works were composed in Italy and vocal music uses Italian texts. The concert will feature "La Pioggia nel Pineto," a four-movement setting of Gabriele D'Annunzio's famous poem that includes fixed electronics. The work is by UT faculty composer Brendan McConville.

Audio tech, Alex Gray

 

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Unsilent Night: Nashville
Dec
16
5:00 PM17:00

Unsilent Night: Nashville

  • John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Unsilent Night, an original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December, takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant plays one of four tracks of music downloaded to a smart phone, or anything that amplifies music, together comprising Unsilent Night.

As a group, we will stroll across the Pedestrian Bridge and through downtown Nashville, creating a unique mobile sound sculpture. We'll walk approximately 1.5 miles. All are welcome!

Hosted by Alex Ring Gray and Catherine Walker

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Unsilent Night: Knoxville
Dec
1
9:00 PM21:00

Unsilent Night: Knoxville

Unsilent Night is an original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December. It takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant gets one of four tracks of music in the form of a cassette, CD, or Mp3. Together all four tracks comprise Unsilent Night. The fact that the participants play different "parts" simultaneously helps create the special sound of the piece. Participants carry boomboxes, or anything that amplifies music, and simultaneously start playing the music. They then walk a carefully chosen route through their city’s streets, creating a unique mobile sound sculpture which is different from every listener's perspective.

Hosted by Nief-Norf

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UT Electroacoustic Ensemble: First Row Series
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

UT Electroacoustic Ensemble: First Row Series

  • Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This series consists of live performances only available through headphones for a small number of audience members. Transiting the fine line between performance and installation, the show seeks to trigger the audience's sonic imagination. Special thanks to the College Music Society for their sponsorship.

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UT Electroacoustic Ensemble: First Row Series
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

UT Electroacoustic Ensemble: First Row Series

  • Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This series consists of live performances only available through headphones for a small number of audience members. Transiting the fine line between performance and installation, the show seeks to trigger the audience's sonic imagination. Special thanks to the College Music Society for their sponsorship.

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Time and Space
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Time and Space

"'Time & Space' is a space for artists, collaborators, listeners, and just curious people, to come and share their art! This is not meant to be strictly a performance venue, but rather an open space to stimulate, inspire, and encourage creativity in a friendly setting. This is a space to share, whether that be a poem you read this week, a quote, a pop song you'd like to sing, free improv, a duet, an art installation, a piece you created that week, or just an open discussion to share creative thoughts.... it is ALL welcome with the intention of inspiring one another. "

Debut of No Strings Attached (Cut Piece) and an improvisational set

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