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Lindsey Goodman’s returning to heights unseen

If you’ve been around the Pittsburgh new music scene you’ve probably heard Lindsey Goodman’s amazing artistry. And now you have the opportunity to help bring that artistry to a worldwide audience by supporting her upcoming PARMA recording release returning to heights unseen. Lindsey describes her project as “a Pittsburgh project through-and-through.” It will include works by David Stock, Roger Dannenberg, and Roger Zahab that she recorded right here in Pittsburgh at Tuff Sound Recording. You may have caught the launch of her indiegogo campaign with an album preview event at Pearl Arts Studios a couple weeks ago. And Lindsey will cap off her effort with a release concert presented by Music on the Edge at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium this coming May.

Did I mention the Indiegogo campaign? There’s an Indiegogo campaign! Take a moment and support this crazy-good project today!


September 26, 2017 at 9:45 pm Comments (0)

New Releases by Stock, Goodman, and Trillium

Without really thinking it through too much, I managed to take a pretty long hiatus from this blog, but for only the best of reasons! I’ve never been busier as a composer/producer/engineer, so that, combined with a full time day job and being in the parent=chauffeur stage of raising teenagers has meant precious little time for anything else. The upside is that I’ve been having a blast! Now that things have settled down a bit I’ll be posting more about my own projects in the near future. But enough about me! Let’s do this Pittsburgh New Music Net thang. I can’t think of a better way to get back into blogging the new music scene here than highlighting some recent album releases.

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The first and most bittersweet is the posthumous release of David Stock: Concertos by BMOP Sounds. The unexpected loss of David this past November hit the Pittsburgh contemporary music community hard. And yet, it’s difficult to think of a better memorial than this release.

The album features Andrés Cárdenes on Concierto Cubano, oboist Alex Klein playing all five of the oboe family’s instruments (Klein’s idea!) in the five-movement Oborama, and percussionist Lisa Pegher in Percussion Concerto, a work she and David created with a consortium of five orchestras as commissioners. The release is full of the kind of detailed and vibrant interpretations we’ve learned to expect from BMOP, Gil Rose, and these virtuosic soloists, making Concertos a remarkable celebration of David’s musical legacy. 

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As long as we’re talking about the musical legacy of David Stock we should talk about the generation of musicians he inspired, and flutist Lindsey Goodman is about as good an example of that as anyone. Lindsey will always be happy to talk to you about the impact David had on her career and artistic vision, and what a vision it is! That’s why it’s such a pleasure to help spread the word about her first solo album, released today on New Dynamic Records. reach through the sky features Lindsey performing on flute, alto flute, and voice in performance of commissioned works by Grant Cooper (Other Voices…), Rob Deemer (The Road From Hana), Gilda Lyons (Chrysalis), Jeffrey Nytch and Jessica Melilli-Hand (Covenant), Erich Stem (New Year’s), and Judith Shatin (Penelope’s Song).  Performing along with Lindsey on the album are percussionist Scott Christian, and pianists Anne Waltner and Robert Frankenberry (who also contributes as a singer). reach through the sky will be available on CDBaby, iTunes, and Amazon, as well as through NDR.

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If you want a great example of how energetic new music is in the Burgh you don’t need to look much further than Trillium Ensemble and composer Mark Fromm. Trillium ( flutist Elise DePasquale, clarinetist Rachael Stutzman, piano and pianist Katherine Palumbo) presented the Silent Spring Project in collaboration with Mark this past Thursday at the New Hazlett and the response has been hugely positive. Happily, part of the project was to release Mark’s compositions on an album and Silent Spring is available now. The album features five of Mark’s compositions with the Trillium-commissioned Silent Spring as the climax of the program. Congratulations to Trillium and Mark for the completion of this ambitious project!

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April 17, 2016 at 9:56 am 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)

Bask in the Post-Championship Warmth—with New Music!

Rob Frankenberry and Lindsey Goodman

Bask in that warm, post-championship afterglow with a recital by flutist Lindsey Goodman, pianist Robert Frankenberry, and vocalist Eva Rainforth as they perform chamber music featuring lots of Pittsburgh composers, today at Duquesne University. It’s a free concert at 3 p.m. in PNC Recital Hall and more details are here. Lindsey, a dedicated follower of Troysus, is encouraging people to bring their Terrible Towels, so how can you go wrong?

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January 24, 2011 at 8:34 am Comments (0)

Goodman, Frankenberry, and Rainforth in Recital at Duquesne University

January 24, 2011
3:00 pm

PNC Bank Recital Hall
Admission is free.

Flutist Lindsey Goodman, pianist Robert Frankenberry, and vocalist Eva Rainforth will perform chamber music by living American composers during a Common Hour recital at Duquesne University. Goodman and Frankenberry will play and sing the world premiere of a new work by Gilda Lyons and play the American premiere of Eli Tamar’s Vicious Circles. Eva Rainforth will join to sing Jeff Nytch’s From the Soul of Silence, and Pittsburgh composers Amy Williams and Roger Zahab will also be featured.

Eli Tamar Vicious Circles (American premiere)
Amy Williams First Lines
Roger Zahab … some measures for living …
Gilda Lyons (world premiere)
Joseph Schwantner Black Anemones
Jeffrey Nytch From the Soul of Silence

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January 19, 2011 at 9:27 pm Comments (0)