Listening in The Gallery

An Interdisciplinary Concert Series Exploring Sound and Light

December 2018 – February 2019


ATHICA is delighted to announce the upcoming interdisciplinary concert series “Listening in the Gallery,” coordinated by and featuring the musicianship of ATHICA intern Sahada Buckley. Buckley’s series emphasizes the interplay of light and sound through the manipulation of lighting and video projections in conjunction with experimental music from local musicians performing original and canonical works. Expect to see with your ears during these original and inventive performances.

Listening I:  Saturday, December 1, 2018.  Doors open at 7:00 with performance at 7:30 PM.

Featuring a reading by Turner Buckley, Safety Second (Alexis Letourneau, Nick Martinez, and composer Kathryn Koopman on lights), Dan Phipps on saxophone playing a piece by Luciano Berio, and Beverley (Sahada Buckley and Monique Osorio).

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Listening II:  Saturday, January 26, 2019.  Doors open at 7:00 with performance at 7:30 PM.

Featuring a reading by Audrey Rose Arnold, Manuel Ponce’s Estrillita performed by Sahada Buckley and Jason Bronson, a solo set by Jake Merrick,  a performance of Joan Tower’s String Force by violinist J.P. Brien Slack, and a performance by Killick Hinds, experimentalist and Athens’ favorite purveyor of Appalachian Trance Metal.

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Listening III: Saturday, February 23, 2019.  Doors open at 7:00 with performance at 7:30 PM.

Featuring the premiere of Color Suite for solo violin composed by Badie Khaleghian with interactive lighting and violin by Sahada Buckley, the piece Improvisation by Badie Khaleghian performed by DawgBytes (3 laptops and 3 violins), and the improvisatory duo Flora (Brad Bassler on piano and Sahada Buckley on violin), with narration by Audrey Arnold.

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About Sahada Buckley

Sahada Buckley is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in violin performance and music theory from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. She has studied music all over the United States and has performed in orchestras in Alabama, Michigan, Santa Barbara, Traverse City, Boston, and Athens. She performs frequently with her string quartet Red Petals String Quartet around Athens. She was a winner of the UGASO Concerto Competition in 2017 and performed as a soloist with them in 2018. She is an advocate of experimental music and frequently performs with Killick Hinds, Brad Bassler, Monique Osorio, and John Norris in various ensembles. A lover of art, she is constantly setting up events that combine other art disciplines with music in stimulating ways.