Hip pop with a classical twist
by Mark Gresham
“I’m not a performer; I get stage fright,” explains composer R. Timothy Brady. Yet for four years the 22-year-old Gwinnett County native was a local onstage presence as keyboardist for the pop outfit One Hand Loves the Other, co-writing some of the songs that appear on the band’s current CD. Ultimately, Brady and the group mutually agreed last year that he should leave the band to fully pursue his own muse.
Then suddenly the Emory University graduate took the local classical-music world by surprise in late June, when his 40-minute opera, Edalat Square, shared first prize in a festival for new operas hosted by Houston’s innovative Opera Vista. … • READ MORE on Creative Loafing-Atlanta