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Interview with Robert Dick, Part II

In the second part of my conversation with Robert he talks about his solo recital (Thursday, April 4) and his concert with Alia Musica on Saturday, April 6  when he will perform his newly revised version of his 1986 Meristem. It’s fascinating to hear him talk about the flute as a “human powered synthesizer.”

April 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm Comments (0)

Interview with Robert Dick, Part I

The legendary Robert Dick is coming to Pittsburgh this week for two concerts with Alia Musica Pittsburgh. Robert was kind enough to Skype with me last week and I’ve posted the first of two parts of that interview below. Robert says many wonderful things in the course of our conversation, but what you really want to know is: how does one accurately shoot projectiles from the flute? Yes, you will find out.

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April 1, 2013 at 11:36 pm Comments (0)

Molly Joyce and her finalist piece “Dollhouse”

Molly Joyce is a young up-and-coming Pittsburgh-borned-and-raised composer. She’s studying composition at Julliard since 2011, and her music is getting a lot of attention around the country… ensembles, blogs, audiences, etc. Her piece Dollhouse was selected as one of the 5 finalists in the PNME/Alia Musica 2012-13 Competition, so it’s part of the program in Alia Musica’s concert Friday (Kresge Hall, 7:30, $15/12).

I had a nice talk with her last Friday. We had ‘skyped her in’ for one of the rehearsals, so we thought, why not have a conversation about things? Here’s some of it, check it out:

November 13, 2012 at 10:37 am Comments (0)

Interview with Thereminist and Composer Eric Ross

My interview with composer and thereminist Eric Ross.  He will be performing tomorrow (Thursday, September 27) at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Regent Square Theater at 8 p.m.

Eric Ross Interview

September 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm Comments (0)

Interview with PNME’s Lindsey Goodman and Nathalie Shaw

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble’s 2012 Season starts tonight! As promised, here is an interview with PNME flutist Lindsey Goodman and violinist Nathalie Shaw. They talk about their big solo pieces on this weekend’s opening concert—Nathalie will play a work by Maderna called Pièce pour Ivry and Lindsey will give the professional premiere of Joseph Schwantner’s Taking Charge—and they demonstrate their page turning techniques for Randall Woolf’s Quicksilver. You won’t want to miss that. And what else… Oh Yeah! Fashion!

 

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July 6, 2012 at 11:36 am Comments (0)

A Conversation with John Arrigo

As we prepare for Alia Musica’s performance at the Hear/Now festival, John Arrigo has been observing and assisting rehearsals. Here we sit down and talk about rehearsals, about some of the pieces (including his), etc.

We end up talking a lot about old Igor (Petroushka, Rite of Spring), but somehow manage to never mention his name! Oh, and the winds and the chimes also had a lot to say.

 

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April 8, 2012 at 7:53 pm Comments (0)

JacobTV Interview

In advance of Friday, March 30th’s Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble performance of music by Dutch composers Louis Andriessen and JacobTV, here’s an interview between myself and Mr. TV.

March 29, 2012 at 1:27 pm Comments (0)

An Interview with composer/pianist Amy Williams

If you didn’t notice the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo concert in the Pittsburgh New Music Net events list, then here’s a little reminder. The Duo will perform the final Music on the Edge concert this season at Bellefield Hall Auditorium next Monday, April 2nd at 8 p.m.  The program features the works of György Kurtág, Conlon Nancarrow, György Ligeti, and Pittsburgh composer Amy Williams. Here’s an interview on the upcoming program and the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo’s history with Amy herself!

Interested?

Get your tickets in advance through ProArtsTickets at www.proartstickets.org or by calling 412-394-3353

General admission is $15; students and seniors are $10.

At the door: general admission is $20; students and seniors are $15.

Pitt students are admitted free with valid ID.

March 28, 2012 at 12:40 pm Comments (0)

Jeffrey Nytch’s NOTTURNO with PNME

Composer Jeffrey Nytch sat down with Pittsburgh New Music Net to talk about his new commission for the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.

 

PNME premieres Nytch’s new commission on Friday, July 29 & Saturday, July 30 at City Theatre (1300 Bingham, the South Side). Both concerts start at 8PM. Complete details are at www.pnme.org.

July 27, 2011 at 10:53 am Comments (0)

Mathew Rosenblum’s GYMNOPEDIE #4 with PNME

Composer Mathew Rosenblum sat down with Pittsburgh New Music Net to talk about his new commission for the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.

PNME premieres Rosenblum’s new commission on Friday, July 22 & Saturday, July 23 at City Theatre (1300 Bingham, the South Side). Both concerts start at 8PM. Complete details are at www.pnme.org.

July 19, 2011 at 7:13 pm Comments (0)

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