GSU CENCIA past seasons

CENCIA 2014 - 2015 Season

Current Collections sculpture in Olympic Park, CENCIA, Georgia State University

Current Collections Sculpture

September 2014 – June 2015
This sculpture and community engagement project addresses the social and municipal causes of litter and the impacts on communities, ecosystems, and wildlife in coastal areas, rivers, and lakes. Featuring the creation and exhibition of a public sculpture, a series of public presentations by artists and environmental scientists, and an environmental art exhibition. 
Celebrating Africans in Atlanta

Celebrating Africans in Atlanta

September 11-12, 2014
CENCIA is a proud sponsor of Celebrating Africans in Atlanta symposium, hosted by Georgia State as part of the city-wide Africa Atlanta 2014 celebration. Through art and community connections, Celebrating Africans in Atlanta encompasses sessions that focus on the life and culture of Africans in Atlanta.
Black Audio Film Collective

Black Audio Film Collective

September 26-28 & October 2-4, 2014
Based in London and founded in 1982 by seven art students, the Black Audio Film Collective produced award winning film, photography, and installations. The body of work remains a powerful example of new ways of engaging with the past, present, and possible future of black popular and political culture in Britain. Featuring film screenings and a symposium.
Theresienstadt Concentration Camp CENCIA

Viktor Ullmann’s Legacy

October 16, 2014
During World War II, Jewish composer Viktor Ullmann was imprisoned in Theresienstadt concentration camp, where he wrote more than 20 works. HSU and Elysium – between two continents present The Lay of Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke, Ullmann’s final composition before he was transferred to Auschwitz and killed. The concert commemorates the 70th anniversary of his death.
GSU, Barry McGovern Reads Samuel Beckett, CENCIA 2014-2015 Season

Barry McGovern Reads Samuel Beckett

November 6, 2014
Noted Irish actor Barry McGovern gives a performance of readings from the poetry and prose of Samuel Beckett. One of the most influential writers of the 20th century and best known for his play Waiting for Godot, Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969.
Georgia State University CENCIA 2014-2015 Season, Festival of New Music from Mexico

Festival of New Music from Mexico

January 23-24, 2015
Mexico has a vibrant and varied musical history and has produced some of the most forward thinking composers and performers active today. Georgia State ensemble-in-residence Bent Frequency hosts two evenings of music written by Mexican composers and featuring guest soloist Dieter Hennings and guest conductor Juan Trigos.

Southern Writers Onstage

February 24, March 31, April 14, 2015
Atlanta actors, writers, and educators present selected readings from dynamic Southern writers. Featuring the works of Lillian Smith, Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, and Eudora Welty.
GSU, Improvising Brain, CENCIA 2012-2013 Season

Improvising Brain II

March 8-10, 2015
Following the success of the first Improvising Brain program in 2013, this symposium and concert event brings together researchers and musicians to explore musical improvisation and its related brain processes. Featuring performances and lectures by neuroscientist and jazz bassist Peter Vuust and mathematician and jazz pianist Guerino Mazzola.
Aurora in April II CENCIA

Aurora in April II

April 23, 2015
Aurora in April II: Vanha Kohtaa Uuden (Old Meets New) is a celebration of the music of classic and contemporary Finnish composers. Georgia State ensembles perform the music of celebrated composer Jean Sibelius as well as several contemporary composers. 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Sibelius’ birth.