Terminus Ensemble thinks globally, acts locally

Fresh, locally sourced chamber music takes root at Eyedrum Nov. 12

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Photo credit: Brent Milam
Terminus Ensemble

Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery is making good on its promise to focus on fostering local talent, a mission shared by contemporary music outfit Terminus Ensemble. This Sunday, November 12, Terminus presents a program of complete works and short preludes by Atlanta composers Nicole Chamberlain, Eddie Farr, and Michael Kurth, along with other works by composers from the Southeast.

Included in the evening's program are two works for solo flute played by Terminus' Amy Caputo. The first work was composed by University of Georgia alumnus John Hennecken. "A Route of Evanescence" is inspired by an eight-line Emily Dickinson poem, which evokes the simplistic imagery of a hummingbird encountering flowers, rendered in lush, expressive language.

The second piece, "Smorgasbord," written by flutist Nicole Chamberlain, challenges the performer to maneuver through an obstacle course of styles and techniques including punching, clicking, and bending notes, as well as singing while playing.

Other selections on the playlist include the first movement of "The Hedgehog Tree" (for flute, viola, tenor sax, and cello) by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra bass player Michael Kurth and "Tumble," a composition for solo cello by University of North Carolina professor John Allemeier.

Sunday's program is a testament both to Terminus Ensemble's commitment to showcasing the richness and depth of talent in Atlanta's contemporary chamber ensemble community and Eyedrum's role in providing a platform for such adventurous music.

Free. 8 p.m. Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery. 88 Forsyth St S.W. 770-676-1605. www.eyedrum.org.

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