Pianist Jade Simmons, completing an ARTech residency at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts, will include a new work in her Saturday concert that features sounds collected by students.
Simmons is using the Urban Remix app, a platform for mobile phone sound capture and remixing that was developed by Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology. Assisting the composer — who has explored rhythm as vital to efficiency, productivity and communication during her residency — Tech students gathered sound bites and photos of rhythmic machinery and technology, powerful speakers, rhythmic human interaction and music.
The Charleston native also will perform the composition “Bafana” with Shimon, Georgia Tech’s improvising robotic musician, along with saxophonist and electronic musician Jonathan Sanford and percussionist Craig Hauschildt, who complete her trio Collide.
The Ferst is at 349 Ferst Drive, Atlanta. Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert, $28, may be purchased via 404-894-9600, www.ferstcenter.org.
More information on Jade Simmons and ARTech: www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu.
For details on two other arts-meets-technology events at Georgia Tech this week — an interactive 3D digital art exhibit (opening Monday) and the Guthman New Instrument Competition (Thursday-Friday) — go to www.coa.gatech.edu/news/techarts.