Background map.jpg
Memoria at CSU.jpg
Long song 3 grey.jpg
Background map.jpg
Firebird - Tomas Ives 2.jpg
Great learning 1.jpg
cineshape_image_composition2.jpg
Background map.jpg

pittsburgh festival of new music


may 2016 - downtown, oakland, everywhere

SCROLL DOWN

pittsburgh festival of new music


may 2016 - downtown, oakland, everywhere

Festival pass: $45 ($40 st/snr)

Admission to all ticketed events: Cineshape, Tony Arnold/Alia Musica, and the three segments of the Soundpike

SEVEN EVENTS CELEBRATING new music
indoors and out
premieres and classics
world-touring artists
local ensembles

Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and multiple partnerships, PFNM 2016 features performances by the JACK Quartet, Tony Arnold, Alia Musica, and many more guests and local organizations.

Join us for a Flashmob, Cardew's The Great Learning, and Jennifer Myer's Long Song—and in concerts with world premieres by David Stock, Ken Ueno, and Amy Williams.


Memoria at CSU.jpg

Alia Musica


THU 5/26 | 7:30pm | Heymann Theater

SCROLL DOWN

Alia Musica


THU 5/26 | 7:30pm | Heymann Theater

Thursday May 26. 7:30pm
Heymann Theater
(Stephen Foster Memorial)

WORLD AND EAST-COAST PREMIERES BY Tony Arnold, Anna Elder, and ALIA MUSICA

Ken Ueno's new commission, and Tony Arnold featuring in East-Coast premieres by Augusta Read Thomas, Federico Garcia-De Castro, and Curtis Rumrill (with Anna Elder). Plus the performance of Brian Riordan's K.

Brian Riordan: K. (bass clarinet, prepared piano, violin, cello)
Augusta Read Thomas: Of being is a bird (Emily Dickinson settings; soprano and chamber ensemble)
Ken Ueno: Sawdust on Ararat (flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 percussionists, 2 cellos)
Curtis Rumrill: Rover (two sopranos, flute, saxophone , piano, 2 percussionists, violin)
Federico Garcia-De Castro: Memoria (homage to Bernardo Jaramillo Ossa; soprano, violin, cello, guitar, percussion)

Advance tickets
Long song 3 grey.jpg

The Long Song


SUN 5/22 | 4-6pm | Penn Ave

SCROLL DOWN

The Long Song


SUN 5/22 | 4-6pm | Penn Ave

A song that stretches out a mile

21 performers—one on each corner—sing, play, and/or perform one verse written by Pittsburgh multiartist Jennifer Myers. A song, a performance, a walk, a scene in a film, and public art—all rolled into one.

The work can be experienced by beginning at Highland and Penn and walking the length of the mile, or in sections, from the end to the beginning, or walking backwards and jumping rope.

The Long Song is supported in part by a grant from Awesome Pittsburgh, and is produced in partnership with BOOM Concepts. BOOM will lead a tour of the song starting 4:15pm at Highland, and an afterparty open mic 7–9 at their headquarters.

Sunday May 22. 4–6pm
Penn Avenue, between Highland Ave. and Main St.
Free

Celeste Neuhaus | Ian Bonnet | Madeleine Campbell
David Bennett | Sue Powers | Mimi Jong | Ru Emmons
Roberta Guido | Anthony Williams | Scott Andrew
Alisha Wormsley | Jil Stifel | Joey Molinaro | Zoe Sorrel
Ben Barson | Gizelxanath | Tessa Barber | Oreen Cohen
Magic Organs (D.S. Kinsel  and Julie Mallis)

jump to...

cineshape | firebird flashmob
alia musica | soundpike
the great learning

Background map.jpg

Soundpike


SAT 5/28 | 3, 5:30, 8pm | Heymann Theater

SCROLL DOWN

Soundpike


SAT 5/28 | 3, 5:30, 8pm | Heymann Theater

THE PAY-AS-YOU-EXIT EVENT
THAT ENCOURAGES DISCOVERY
WITH A PREMIERE BY DAVID STOCK

Festival guests and Pittsburgh’s most active new music groups take to the stage together in a concert with a unique pay-as-you-exit format. Join us for three segments and discounts for drinks and dinner at The Porch and dinner at Conflict Kitchen!

Berio's Voice Sequenza (Tony Arnold) | Murail's Tellur (Dieter Hennings) | Rzewski's The Fall of the Empire (Carlos Camacho, Allen Otte)

plus music by
Zvonimir Nagy | Reza Vali | Jonghee Kang
Mark Fromm | Ryan McMasters | Lenny Young
and more

and a special
World Premiere by David Stock
(Mark Fromm and Jennie Dorris)

Saturday May 28. 3pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
Heymann Theater (Stephen Foster Memorial)
Pay as you exit

Segment I: 3–4:30pm ($20 or $15)
CAPA's Antithesis | Bell'Art Ensemble
Trillium Ensemble | Zoe Sorrell's Syrinx Project
Ryan McMasters
and $5 off your happy hour bill at The Porch

Segment II: Guest soloists: 5:30–6:30pm ($20)
Tony Arnold: Berio's Voice Sequenza
Dieter Hennings: Murail's Tellur
Carlos Camacho: Rzewski's Fall of the Empire
and dinner ($10 off) at Conflict Kitchen

Segment III: 8–9:30pm ($20 or $15)
Guest soloist Allen Otte
Kamraton | Noa Even + ELCO
Jennie Dorris + Mark Fromm
and $5 off your bill at The Porch afterwards

Firebird - Tomas Ives 2.jpg

Firebird Flashmob


Market Square | 5.11 | 1pm

SCROLL DOWN

Firebird Flashmob


Market Square | 5.11 | 1pm

Berceuse & finale!

It was a beautiful day on Wednesday May 11! Musicians joined one by one at Pittsburgh's historic Market Square in the scintillating buildup at the end of Stravinsky's masterpiece. Featuring PSO's David Sogg in the bassoon solo, and John Tanuska in the horn call that grows into the tutti with two harps, bass drum and triangle, strings, winds, and brass—a 40-strong orchestra. Arranged and conducted by Federico Garcia-De Castro

The Firebird Flashmob illustration was drawn for the PFNM by Chilean artist Tomas Ives.

jump to...

cineshape | THE LONG SONG | alia musica
soundpike | the great learning

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette created this 2-minute short documenting the event. Head to our Facebook page for the archive of the live stream with the full performance.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette created this 2-minute short documenting the event. Head to our Facebook page for the archive of the live stream with the full performance.

Great learning 1.jpg

The Great Learning


Cornelius Cardew's 1970 masterpiece
5.29 & 5.30 at various city sites

SCROLL DOWN

The Great Learning


Cornelius Cardew's 1970 masterpiece
5.29 & 5.30 at various city sites

May 29 & 30
Paragraphs at various times and locations
Free

Sunday May 29
2pm: First Unitarian Church
3pm: Schenley Plaza
4:30pm: Heymann Theater (Stephen Foster Memorial)
6pm: First Unitarian Church

Monday May 30
2-5pm The Union Project

 

The pittsburgh premiere of Cardew’s 1970 masterpiece

One of the earliest pieces to be called “minimalist” (by composer and critic Michael Nyman), The Great Learning is composed for a large number of trained and untrained musicians on texts by Confucius in Ezra Pound’s translations. The piece conjures at once Ligeti’s clouds of sound, Webern’s pointillism, Reich’s phasing cycles, and Cage’s conceptual provocations.

The Great Learning at PFNM is performed in various city venues as a collaboration with percussionist and Great-Learning-veteran Sarah Hennies, Pittsburgh's David Matthews, and the Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra (ELCO).

jump to...

cineshape | firebird flashmob | THE LONG SONG | alia musica | soundpike

cineshape_image_composition2.jpg

Cineshape


WED 5/4 | 7 & 8:30pm | Warhol Museum

SCROLL DOWN

Cineshape


WED 5/4 | 7 & 8:30pm | Warhol Museum

Wednesday May 4. 7:00pm and 8:30pm
Andy Warhol Museum

Tickets are available through Music on the Edge or using the button below

Cineshape ($15 advance tickets)

A synergistic music+film collaboration by composer Amy Williams and filmmaker Aaron Henderson

Co-presented by Music on the Edge, the Andy Warhol Museum, and Pitt's Year of the Humanities, an all-star lineup of JACK Quartet, flutist Lindsey Goodman, and percussionist Scott Christian, join composer Amy Williams in the premiere of Cineshape.

Five new short films by Aaron Henderson, inspired on Williams’ original Cineshape series—each based on a close and selective reading of a different film: Chunhyang, Time Code, Lives of Others, Run Lola Run, and Rope—presented alongside newly composed music by Williams to underscore the new films. Film influences music which in turn influences film which in turn influences music.