Release date: April 12, 2007
Guitarist Rusty Banks to perform at Kennesaw State
Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown, Assistant Director of Public Relations, 770-499-3417 or email@example.com
KENNESAW, Ga.—Guitarist Rusty Banks will perform at 8 p.m. on April 18 in the Music Building Recital Hall at Kennesaw State University. This event is free and open to the public.
This concert, entitled "Spatial Someone," includes works for classical guitar and electronics. Banks will perform his work “Hydrology,” which makes use of boomboxes placed around the audience.
“Musical ideas are presented, then passed around the room via the boomboxes," Banks says, "much like ideas move around the mind. As the ideas move around, their weight and presence change.”
"Hydrology" is the sixth in a series that combines live musicians playing traditional instruments with pre-recorded sounds played on boomboxes behind the audience.
“This is a lot of fun from a gimmicky standpoint. It’s somewhat like a surround-system promo at times. A chance for listeners to say ‘There it is! Now there it is behind me!’ My intentions are, of course, more artistic than that, but there’s no denying the fun factor,” Banks says.
Also on the program is Kennesaw State resident composer Laurence Sherr’s evocative solo guitar work “Blue Ridge Frescos” and Canadian composer Lorne Altman’s “…and it makes me wonder,” a post-minimal reworking of Led Zepplin fragments.
Banks is a prolific composer and chamber musician who has performed with the Third Chair Chamber Players and The New Music Agency and as a soloist with Lincoln Symphony. He is a member of Bent Indigenous, “roots-music-meets-artsy stuff” ensemble based in Birmingham, Ala. His recording of Monroe Golden’s micro-tonal masterpiece, “Vegan Permaculture,” is a available on the Living Artist label.
Kennesaw State has a growing and vibrant guitar performance program with instructors Mary Akerman and Trey Wright.
For more information, call 770-423-6650.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.