Sonic Generator

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.

Members: Tim Whitehead (piano), Tom Sherwood (percussion), Jessica Sherwood (flute), Ted Gurch (clarinet and saxophone), Helen Kim (violin), Brad Ritchie (cello), Jason Freeman (electronics)

Sonic Generator is sponsored by the GVU Center and College of Architecture atGeorgia Tech and organized in collaboration with the Center for Music Technology and the School of Music.

Sonic Generator is sponsored by the GVU Center and College of Architecture at Georgia Tech and organized in collaboration with the Center for Music Technology and School of Music.  

For more information, visit the Sonic Generator web site.

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  • Sonic Generator is the contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at Georgia Institute of Technology dedicated to the performance and exploration of music composed, shaped, influenced, enhanced, and created by the use of technology.

Press

  • Arts Critic ATL, Concert Review, March 17, 2011

  • Arts Critic ATL, Concert Review, March 17, 2011

  • Creative Loafing, Atlanta’s alternative weekly newspaper, named Jason Freeman one of “8 Artists to Watch” and featured him on the cover of its fall preview issue. September 2, 2010.

  • Creative Loafing, Atlanta’s alternative weekly newspaper, named Jason Freeman one of “8 Artists to Watch” and featured him on the cover of its fall preview issue. September 2, 2010.

  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named Sonic Generator’s November 2009 concert as one of the “Top 10 Classical Music Performances in 2009” (2009, December 23).

  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named Sonic Generator’s November 2009 concert as one of the “Top 10 Classical Music Performances in 2009” (2009, December 23).

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sonic Generator Concert Review, March 27, 2007

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sonic Generator Concert Review. January 31, 2007

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Sonic Generator Concert Review. January 31, 2007

  • The Atlantan magazine named Jason Freeman one of “15 Atlanta Art Mavericks for 2011” in its December 2010 issue (pp. 36–40).

  • The Atlantan magazine named Jason Freeman one of “15 Atlanta Art Mavericks for 2011” in its December 2010 issue (pp. 36–40).

  •  Atlanta Magazine named Sonic Generator as one of six arts and culture organizations on its 2009 “Best of Atlanta” list.

  •  Atlanta Magazine named Sonic Generator as one of six arts and culture organizations on its 2009 “Best of Atlanta” list.