Sot there is a lot going on this weekend, and by this weekend I mean starting with two concerts Thursday night: The PSO, IonSound Project, and the Warhol have teamed up to present a concert of music curated by Mason Bates, including two of his own pieces. Meanwhile, back at Duquesne (and how often do you get to write that phrase?), NOW Ensemble is going to perform music by student composers from Duquesne and Pitt at PNC Recital Hall (8 pm and free). Friday through Sunday the PSO will perform Bates’ B-Sides. Saturday Night, MOTE present NOW at the Warhol and the program will include a the premiere of Rounder Songs by our own Patrick Burke and Emily Pinkerton. Soooooo… It’s going to be good! Oh yeah, and if you mention that you’re an IonSound supporter at the Warhol, the tickets are only $10 bucks for the Thursday night show. Check out the Events Calendar thusly ———>
|March 21, 2013|
|March 18, 2013|
IonSound Project, Pitt Department of Music Ensemble-in-Residence performs new music by Pitt’s Graduate Student Composers. The program will include works for solo piano by Matt Aelmore (Folding) and Ramteen Sazegari (Glitch), Aaron Brooks’sTunes, Half Dreamt/Lullaby/Mantra (violin and piano), and Jonghee Kang’s Re: (solo cello).
|March 9, 2013|
Bellefeidl Hall Auditorium
Tickets in advance: General admision is $12; students and seniors, are $8. Call 412-422-8042 for advance tickets.
At the door: general admission is $15; students and seniors are $10. Children 12 and under admitted free.
The second installment of CreatION Sound will take place on Saturday March 9th, 7:00 pm at Bellefield Hall Auditorium. Android Ballet will showcase Garth Zeglin’s kinetic fabric sculpture. IonSound will accompany original robot choreography with a world premiere performance of a commissioned piece by Pittsburgh composer Phil Thompson. This concert is also the culmination of a series of educational workshops with the Falk and Waldorf schools, and will involve student performers and their created instruments and compositions.
January 28, 2013 at 12:55 pm Comments (0)
Watching the Stillers, streaming the Veep debate, and blogging new music in the Burgh. Hey! James Harrison just sacked Paul Ryan!
Great concerts coming up this week starting with the first installment on IonSound Project’s “Music for Humans and Robots,” a recital by Donna Amato and Warren Davidson featuring music of Carson Cooman, Johanna Ballou playing Rzewski, and the Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Music Ensemble.
There’s a lot more coming soon from Alia Musica, ELCO, Music on the Edge and much more, so stay tuned.
|October 14, 2012|
Bellefield Hall Auditorium
Tickets at the door: general admission is $15; students and seniors are $10 (12 and under, free admisison). Advance tickets $12 and $8. Call 412-422-8042.
IonSound Project’s 2012–13, “CreatION Sound: Music and Art for Humans and Robots,” presents dramatic and highly original collaborations between IonSound and two of Pittsburgh’s leading robotic artists. The first concert, Technologically Sound, will feature original work by artist Jeremy Boyle. Composer Patrick Burke has been commissioned to write a new piece for this performance conceived specifically to coordinate with IonSound and Jeremy Boyle’s interactive robotic instruments. Find out more about CreatION Sound.
October 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm Comments (0)
|April 16, 2012|
Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Free
IonSound Project, Pitt’s Ensemble in Residence, performs new compositions by Pitt graduate composers Aaron Brooks, Chris Capizzi, Bomi Jang, Charles Lwanga, Sookyung Sul, and Jeremy Woodruff.
A reminder about Inhabit Host Skull continues in its third week at 707 Gallery downtown starting at 7 p.m. sharp according to Dave Bernabo. This week’s lineup includes:
Berman/Bernabo/Cacalano (movement and sound)
Pairdown (harmonically exciting finger-picked guitar duo)
And here’s a more in-depth description.
On Sunday night (also at 7 p.m. sharp) at Bellefield Hall Auditorium, IonSound Project will perform a program of music they’re billing as POPular. The program includes Paul Moravec’s Andy Warhol Sez, Jacob TV’s Body of Your Dreams, and will feature composer/performer/ethnomusicologist Emily Pinkerton on vocals and banjo. Pinkerton will perform Red Rocking Chair, a setting of the haunting Appalachian folk song she created with Patrick Burke, and a new composition of her own with violinist Laura Motchalov.
More details about both shows here.
March 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm Comments (0)
|March 25, 2012|
IonSound Project plays super-charged avant-pop featuring
Jacob TV: Body of Your Dreams
Edgar Varese: Density 21.5
Jakub Ciupinski: Inkubator
Áskell Másson: Kím
Randall Woolf: Bodegas: 4. Light Up the Sky
Paul Moravec: Andy Warhol Sez
Patrick Burke/Emily Pinkerton’s: Red Rocking Chair
with a new work by Emily Pinkerton
March 6, 2012 at 12:43 pm Comments (0)
IonSound Project’s concert this Sunday would strike me as particularly significant even if I didn’t have a new piece on the program (but yes, it helps!). There are in fact, three new works on the concert, all by Pittsburgh composers: Christian Kriegeskotte, Nizan Leibovich, and myself. That in and of itself is important, since it illustrates once again that the Burgh is a center for the creation—not just the consumption—of art. But more important still is the reason why there are three new works on this concert, namely IonSound Project’s new Commissions for the Future program. IonSounders have been actively engaging members of the community to support commissions for new works and this is the first program to showcase the fruits of their efforts. It’s a great start to what we hope will grow into an ongoing partnership between a genuinely excellent new music ensemble and the local community.
As usual, the concert will be a treat to for the eyes and the ears. All the musical compositions reference visual art that will be projected on screen, and Rob Frankenberry’s transcription of Pictures at an Exhibition will feature art by children from the Falk School. My piece is actually a collaboration with artist Ryan Day and his stunning digital animation is being presented for the first time as well. I hope you can come out and join us at Pitt’s Bellefield Hall Auditorium on Sunday night at 7. Tickets are $15 and $10 and you can learn more about the program here.