NEW WORKS AND PERFORMANCES 2019
March 3, 2019 - University of Montevalo
April 7, 2019 - SoundsNEW at Lake Lowndes MS
April 7, 2019 - Mississippi University for Women
April 12, 2019 - SoundsNEW UNG (Gainesville)
April 14, 2019 - University of North Georgia (Dahlonega)
April 20, 2019 - Spout Springs Public Library
April 22, 2019 - ALNM series (UNG Gainesville)
May 16, 2019 - Mississippi University for Women
May 17, 2019 - University of Birmingham, Alabama
May 17, 2019 - University of Montevalo
May 18, 2019 - Spout Springs Public Library
May 18, 2019 - University of North Georgia (Dahlonega)
May 31, 2019 - Unicoi State Park
June 21, 2019 - Meeman-Shelby State Park
June 21, 2019 - Belvedere Chamber Festival
August 23, 2019 - House Concert, Sugar Hill Georgia
October 20, 2019 - University of Montevalo
October 27, 2019 - Tennesse State University, Nashville
November 10, 2019 - Mississippi University for Women
December 1, 2019 - University of North Georgia, Gainesville
December 2, 2019 - University of North Georgia, Gainesville
DAVID R PEOPLES
Composer and Pianist
David R. Peoples is a composer, performer, recording artist, poet, and music professor who has worked largely within the realms of traditional, experimental, jazz, and rock. Music has well and truly been David’s life work. He has a novel-worth of accolades and accomplishments, but he began simply figuring out interesting melodies and playing them on the piano – and then the horn, trumpet, and organ. By age 15, David had written his first award-winning composition for symphonic orchestra. Among other things, David’s toured extensively; lived, studied, and performed in Los Angeles, Austin, Memphis, and Atlanta (his current residence, at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains); won numerous national and international awards for composition; had his music premiered throughout North and Central America, Europe, and Asia; and heard one of his orchestral compositions performed at the Imagine Music Festival.
Dr. Peoples is currently a music professor at the University of North Georgia and is the founder of the Research on Contempory Music Conference (ROCC). ROCC has brought in performers and researchers from around the world to Georgia. He studied composition with renowned composers Kamran Ince, Jack Cooper, Jim Richens, John Mills, and Charles Richard.
David writes with a ginger ale in hand on a balcony surrounded by forest. It’s from here, surrounded by nature, that all of his music begins – before being released into and around the world.
LOOKING FOR UTOPIA
New album available January 1, 2019 featuring flute, cello, piano, drums/percussion, synthesizer
An eclectic mix that fuses jazz, world, classical, and new age sounds... at times with a quiet reverence and often boiling with energy
I NEVER SAW SPRING...
New Collection of Poems
These fictional narratives (but, based loosely on actual survivors) narratively speak to us from the perspective of a child surviving some of the (almost unspeakable) atrocities committed by humankind. The author has worked with children for decades— and brings the imagination, innocence, and strength he has observed in our little treasures. It is David’s hope that we will remember to love and protect little ones; but, also to remember the sacrifices children made during the Holocaust.
Audio Narrations of all US Soldiers Lost
We premiered this piece recently, more details to follow or catch us talking about it on NPR Chattanooga.
New work for baritone featuring the poems of Clifford Brooks
I had the pleasure of connecting with a local poet, Clifford Brooks, and getting to learn about his Southern Collective Experience. He gifted me a couple of his poetry books and I've selected a set of poems to work with to create a new cycle. As the piece evolves, I'll update the following site:
ROCC CONFERENCE 2019
Research on Contemporary Composition
Come join us October 26 and 27 for another year of talks and performances on music composed within the past 15 years. Submission and tickets will be available soon. Please visit our facebook site for more details.