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New Music Net Stats

Today, Pittsburgh New Music Net blew by 200 unique visitors since officially launching on November 22. That accounts for 568 visits for an average of 3 visits per unique visitor, and 3097 page views. Most of our traffic comes from the U.S. as you’d expect, but we’ve also had visitors from Canada, Panama, and Japan. All in all, it’s been a good 5 1/2 weeks for getting out the word about new music in the Burgh.

What can you do to help the cause? Link to us from your Web site, put the address in your concert programs, tell your friends, and of course, post a comment.

Posting comments is easy. You have to be a registered user, and your first comment will be moderated. After that, you can comment freely, just keep it (mostly) clean .

If you have any questions about how to get the most out of Pittsburgh New Music Net, feel free to e-mail me, and I’ll be happy to help out however I can.

Happy New Year!

December 30, 2008 at 3:19 pm Comments (0)

Alia Musica’s Winter Chamber Music Concert

January 25, 2009
7:00 pm



Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Tickets are $12 at the door; $10 for students, seniors; $10 in advance at www.alia-musica.org/tickets.html.

The contemporary music ensemble Alia Musica Pittsburgh will perform its Winter 2009 Chamber Concert on January 25th, at 7pm, at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium in Oakland. As part of Alia Musica’s 2008-9 Season, the event continues to bring to life the music of Pittsburgh composers, this time presenting music by members Kerrith Livengood, Federico Garcia, Matthew Gillespie, and Christopher Ruth, as well as features by guest composers Alec Summers and Christian Kriegeskotte. (more…)

December 30, 2008 at 9:10 am Comments (0)

Elliott Sharp Video on New Music Box

Here’s a really thought provoking interview with Elliott Sharp (text and video) from Frank J. Oteri on New Music Box. The first 30 seconds of video are worth the visit in and of themselves.

December 22, 2008 at 3:15 pm Comments (0)

January Concerts Added to the Events Calendar

January will be full of great contemporary music with two concerts by Music on the Edge, two concerts from the PSO featuring the music of John Adams, and HiTEC, a 22-member improvisation orchestra. Check out the Events Calendar here.

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December 21, 2008 at 3:38 pm Comments (0)

PSO Special Concert with John Adams – Part 2

January 17, 2009
8:00 pm



Heinz Hall

In the second of their special concerts featuring music of John Adams, Adams will lead the PSO in Britten’s Sinfonia da requiem, and two of his own works: On the Transmigration of Souls and Doctor Atomic Symphony (a repeat performance from January 16th). Find out more about John Adams and this PSO special concert here.

December 21, 2008 at 3:23 pm Comments (0)

PSO Special Concerts with John Adams

January 16, 2009
8:00 pm



Heinz Hall

The first of two concerts featuring music by John Adams. On January 16th Adams will lead the PSO in Selections from Nixon in China and Doctor Atomic Symphony. Visit the PSO Web site for more information about this concerts including an excellent video interview with Adams about his operatic themes.

December 21, 2008 at 2:40 pm Comments (0)

RATED X: A Recital of Premieres with Clarinetist Jean Kopperud and Pianist Stephen Gosling

January 17, 2009
8:00 pm



Bellefield Hall Auditorium

ProArts Tickets

Pitt’s Music on the Edge present’s clarinetist Jean Kopperud and Pianist Stephen Gosling for a recital of premieres they’re calling “Rated X.” Kopperud commissioned several of her favorite composers (including Pittsburgh’s own Eric Moe) to right pieces inspired by extreme conditions. Find out more at Pitt’s Department of Music Events Calendar.

December 21, 2008 at 2:13 pm Comments (0)

HiTEC at the New Hazlett

January 9, 2009
8:00 pm



New Hazlett Theater

Update: Debi Sciranka from the New Hazlett informs me that this concert starts at 8 p.m. rather than the 7:30 time originally posted here. 

HiTEC, Histrionic Thought Experiment Cooperative, is an independent orchestra of 22 people founded by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE. It turns classic Thought Experiments such as the “Infinite Monkey Theorem” into sound waves before the very eyes & ears of its (v)audience. If you’re interested in the latest alpha waves to lap at the shore of ‘Difficult’ (M)Usic presented w/ consummate skill by Systems Managers with a sense of humor, then this is for you. Come anyway if it isn’t. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

Tickets are $10 in advance & $12 at the door. Tickets can be ordered online or by phone at 724-653-6903.

HiTEC features many leaders in Pittsburgh’s improv scene. See the lineup after the jump:
(Hat-tip to Lindsay Clark for information about this show.)


December 21, 2008 at 1:04 pm Comments (0)

No surprise there.

NOW Ensemble’s CD NOW received Honorable Mention in the New Yorker as one of Alex Ross’ Ten Best Classical-Music Recordings of 2008. NOW Ensemble features Pittsburgh composer Patrick Burke and the group gave a well received concert here in November for Music on the Edge. Congratulations to Patrick and the rest of the members of NOW Ensemble. We look forward to hearing more from them in 2009.

December 14, 2008 at 3:40 pm Comments (0)

IonSounds of the Season: Sacred Invocations

One performance only this Monday, December 15!  Contralto Daphne Alderson joins IonSound Project for a program of spiritually inspired works.  The concert will present two world premieres, a work written especially for this event by John Marcinizyn, and a new work by Nizan Leibovich.  Other works on the program include a Pittsburgh premiere by Daniel Perttu and John Adams’ Christian Zeal and Activity.  The program will last about an hour with a reception to follow.

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IonSounds of the Season: Sacred Invocations

December 15, 2008, 7:00 pm

James Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University

December 10, 2008 at 8:39 am Comment (1)

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