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4’33” of Silent Night: The O.C. Show and Holiday Party

Underground isn’t just a metaphor when it comes to The Outer Circle’s upcoming show/holiday party. This Friday night, the locally owned and operated avant-garde improv collective will literally perform underground i.e., in the basement of Kerrith Livengood’s home. Concert begins at 8 p.m. and festivities go into the early morning hours. Suggested donation is three French hens for general admission and two turtle doves for students and seniors, which should make for a fine soup. Alright, I made that last part up. Check out Kerrith’s post about the show for the actual details.

December 16, 2010 at 4:06 pm Comments (0)

Outer Circle Show/Holiday Party

December 17, 2010 8:00 pmtoDecember 18, 2010 2:00 am

Short notice, but there’s a fascinating event happening next Friday (the 17th) at 1107 Greenfield Ave. — a festive holiday party/experimental music show. If you’re a fan of food, beer, the end of the semester, Christmas, creepy basements, apples, and awesome improvisatory music, or even just some of the aforementioned things, you don’t want to miss this one. Music starts at 8:00, party continues, all are invited to stay and partake. A modest donation ($3) to help defray refreshment costs is requested, beverages and food welcomed.

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December 12, 2010 at 4:53 pm Comments (0)

IonSound Family Concert at Carnegie Library

Here’s your chance to take in one more new music concert before the first big snow of the year. IonSounders play Mother Goose Suite, Piazzola, and more at the Carnegie Library (Main) today at 2 p.m. They’ll be sharing the program with Alison Babusci. Seriously, this is so cool. Take your kids to this concert and before you know it, they will want to take Suzuki violin, they’ll learn Bach and Mozart, their math scores will improve, then sometime around age 13, they’ll say, “Mom, Dad, I want to spend the rest of my life realizing the indeterminate music of John Cage. Where’s the credit card?” And you will think to yourself, “It all started at an IonSound Project concert.”

December 12, 2010 at 10:22 am Comments (0)

Invisible Cities. Please Drive Carefully.

So between Cikada performing Eivind Buene’s Possible Cities/Essential Landscapes in October, and Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble’s multimedia production Invisible Patterns (tonight at PNC Recital Hall), I feel like the cosmos is telling me it’s time to read Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, the novel that inspired both Buene’s composition and Duquesne’s production. Or at least Duquesne director Patrick “The Cosmos” Burke is telling me to read it. Either one.

In any case, new music groups at both Duquesne and CMU will present programs this week. Duquesne goes tonight (Thursday at 8 p.m.) and CMU is on Saturday at 5. You can find the details, as always, on the Events Calendar.

December 2, 2010 at 8:34 am Comments (0)