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Kevin Noe and Chris McGlumphy are stepping down from Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. Read about it here.


July 27, 2013 at 4:41 pm Comments (0)

Your Ultimate New Music Staycation!

Maybe it’s the price of gas, maybe it’s Pittsburgh’s growing cachet as a Global Destination City (GDC), or maybe it’s the tantalizing prospect of a winning baseball season. But whatever the reason, y’nz are stayin’ around the Burgh or coming to visit, and the good news is that there is no lack of innovative music to take in while you’re (still) here.

Your new music staycation starts tonight with the lastest installment of the new Crucible Sound series and the first of two performances of Daron Hagen’s Shining Brow by Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh. FYI, both performances of Shining Brow are nearly sold out, so now’s the time to move on that.

On Friday Saturday night Ravish Momin’s Tarana performs at the Wood Street Gallery, and did I mention that Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble is back in town and ready to launch their new season? Everything’s on the events calendar in more detail, so do give it a look.

Speaking of the events calendar, you’ll notice that I’ve been posting all events directly to the main page recently. the downside is that events no longer automatically post in chronological order in the body of the blog, but they still do appear chronologically in the events widget in the right column, so if there’s any confusion, that’s also a good way to get to the info. Hope you like the new look.

July 11, 2013 at 11:08 am Comments (0)

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble 2013, Concert 1

July 12, 2013
8:00 pm
July 13, 2013
8:00 pm

City Theatre

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble launches its 2013 season this weeks with music by Lang, Crumb, and Adams. Come on over to the City Theatre and check it out.

Table Of Contents, 
David Lang

Music For A Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III), 
George Crumb

Hallelujah Junction, 
John Adams

July 8, 2013 at 11:01 am Comments (0)

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble 2013, Concert 2

July 19, 2013
8:00 pm
July 20, 2013
8:00 pm

City Theatre

PNME’s second concert of the 2013 season continues with a concert featuring a brand new work by Mathew Rosenblum.

Crashing Through Fences, 
Timothy Andres

Piano Trio, 
Pierre Jalbert

Falling,  World Premiere PNME & Barlow Commission, Mathew Rosenblum

July 8, 2013 at 10:55 am Comments (0)

PNME Special: The Electroacoustic Flutist Featuring Lindsey Goodman

July 24, 2013
8:00 pm

City Theatre

Lindsey Goodman is revered int he new music community for her flawless performances and commissioning of groundbreaking works for flute and electroacoustics. She presents a wide-ranging exploration of this exciting repertoire for this PNME special performance.

I Will Not Be Sad In This World, 
Eve Beglarian

 Jeffrey Nytch/Jessica Hand

Other Voices,
 Grant Cooper

Among Fireflies,
 Elainie Lilios

The Road From Hana,
 Rob Deemer

Fan Favorite Work, TBA

July 6, 2013 at 12:06 pm Comments (0)

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble 2013, Concert 3

July 26, 2013
8:00 pm
July 27, 2013
8:00 pm

City Theatre

PNME’s third concert includes ensemble favorites Pierre Jalbert and Kieran MacMillan.

Catch In The Turn,
 Randall Bauer

 David Liptak

Wild Ambrosia,
 Pierre Jalbert

Song Of The Mouse People,
 Martin Bresnick

Round 7:30, 
Kieren MacMillan

Lonesome Roads, Dan Visconti

July 6, 2013 at 11:42 am Comments (0)

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble 2013, Concert 4

August 2, 2013
8:00 pm
August 3, 2013
8:00 pm

City Theatre

Don’t miss the final Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble concert of the season including a new work by Symbiotic Collusion’s resident composer Sean Neukom.

Sean Neukom

NY Counterpoint, 
Steve Reich

Vicki Ray

Pillaging Music, Nico Muhly

And Legions Will Rise,
 Kevin Puts

July 6, 2013 at 11:33 am Comments (0)

PNME, Host Skull launch Kickstarter campaigns

Host Skull and Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble launched Kickstarter Campaigns last week, so crowd, get out their and SOURCE!

The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble campaign is to fund their commission of a new piece by Ted Hearne, because, as they put it:

“Hearne’s compositions are socially engaging, exploring the complexity of contemporary experience with visceral power and raw emotional beauty. His Katrina Ballads, a modern-day oratorio with a primary source libretto, offers a searing portrayal of the media’s take on Hurricane Katrina. Katrina Ballads was awarded the 2009 Gaudeamus International Composers Award from Music Center the Netherlands, and the recording, on New Amsterdam Records, was named one of the best classical albums of 2010 by Time Out Chicago and The Washington Post. It’s also the work that Ted submitted to win our own Harvey Gaul Competition.”

Host Skull (one of David Bernabo’s ongoing projects) has already completed the recording of their next album, Black Mark, and are looking for help in the final stages of production and distribution.

Your support will help us complete the final production stages for Host Skull’s Black Mark. This includes mastering, vinyl pressing, and packaging. We are planning to produce a gatefold vinyl package, heavily decorated by Joe Mruk’s beautifully intricate illustrations.”

Check out these projects, kick, and start.

February 25, 2013 at 8:38 am Comments (0)


February 19, 2013
5:30 pm

Google, Bakery Square
Free, RSVP by February 15


Join PNME Artistic Director Kevin Noe, violinist Nathalie Shaw, and flutist Lindsey Goodman for this special performance at the intersection of virtuosity and technology. This is a unique opportunity to experience live music, delicious refreshments, and good times with your friends from PNME in one of the City’s most amazing buildings, Google’s Pittsburgh headquarters.

Space is limited. RSVP using the linked formby noon on Friday, February 15, 2013. A reservation is required! You will be unable to enter the building without one.


  • Steve Ricks – Beyond the Zero for violin and electronics
  • Russell Pinkston – Lizamander for flute and electronics
  • Randall Woolf - Quicksilver for flute and violin
January 28, 2013 at 12:33 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)

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