University of Pittsburgh

Composition and Theory

April 7, 2013 - 4:00pm

Sam Siskind will present his Senior composition recital in a program featuring his new work Lyrical Lines for horn and piano. Various other students from Department of Music will give performances as well.

April 5, 2013 - 4:00pm

Groundbreaking composer and flutist Robert Dick will give a lecture titled Successful Composition with Extended Techniques at the Music Building on April 5th at 4 p.m. Successful composition with extended techniques involves far more than careful study of source materials.

March 21, 2013 - 8:00pm

Join NOW Ensemble at Duquesne University's PNC Recital Hall as they present new music by student composers from Pitt and Duquesne.

Department of Music Ensemble-in-Residence IonSound Project always has a busy March at Pitt and this March is busier than ever. The group’s next concert is the second installment of CreatION Sound, a yearlong project exploring the interface between music and technology for which they received a Spark Award.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has commissioned University of Pittsburgh composers Professor Mathew Rosenblum, Assistant Professor Amy Williams, and current doctoral candidate Bomi Jang for the orchestra’s 2013–14 season in what is being billed as the Year of Pi

February 15, 2013 - 4:00pm

In the subtitle of her 1999 release Sound Characters: Making the Third Ear, American experimentalist Maryanne Amacher (1938-2009) implicitly frames her record as an intervention on the very material constitution of listening. By listening to Sound Characters, it seems, we will be “making the third ear.”

April 14, 2013 - 7:00pm

Animé BOP! will present a concert of recent works by composers with Pittsburgh roots. The program will include Nancy Galbraith's Incantation & Allegro, James Ogburn's Complements and Collisions, the premieres of eX (e to the x) by Mark S.

March 18, 2013 - 8:00pm

IonSound Project, 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’s Tunes, Half Dreamt/Lullaby/Mantra (violin and piano), and Jonghee Kang’s Re: (solo cello).

March 9, 2013 - 7:00pm

The second installment of CreatION Sound, Android Ballet, will showcase Separate Self, a new collaborative work by Garth Zeglin and Philip Thompson comprising Zeglin’s robotic/kinetic fabric sculpture and Thompson’s original composition. IonSound commissioned Separate Self with the support of a Spark Award from the Sprout Fund.

March 6, 2013 - 8:00pm

The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's program will include Benjamin Britten's Simple Symphony (Aaron Brooks, conducting), Stravinsky's Octet for Wind Instruments, and Department of Music alum Wyatt True as violin soloist on Roger Zahab's vioentelechron.

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