University of Pittsburgh

Composition and Theory

January 29, 2017 - 3:00pm

Roger Zahab presents a program built around Bach's Partita in b minor for solo violin and music by American composers which reflect a diverse array of concerns and points of view. Along with the Bach, Zahab performs music by Ursula Mamlok, David Mahler, Christian Wolff, Linda Kornohan, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and his own compositions.

January 27, 2017 - 4:00pm

This talk will provide an overview of my compositional practice. I will focus on the role of context, harmony, color  and large scale organization in my recent music and provide an overview of the tools, sketching practices and compositional process that inform my work.

January 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

Through some one hundred and fifty works composed for a wide range of performance genres, Orlando Jacinto Garcia has established himself as an important figure in the new music world. The distinctive character of his music has been described as “time suspended- haunting sonic explorations” – qualities he developed from his work with Morton Feldman among others.

January 10, 2017 - 12:00pm

Nizan Leibovich will defend his dissertation "Empty Spaces: Temporal Structures and Timbral Transformations in Gérard Grisey's Modulations” and “Release" for 12 musicians [original composition]. This event is open to the public.

February 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. We will announce a new date soon.

IonSound Project, Department of Music Ensemble in Residence, performs new works by Pitt Graduate Composers. Featuring works by Marco Giusto, Laura Schwartz, Xinyang Wang, Jason Belcher, Devon Tipp, and Ryan McMasters.

Music Major Maggie Stiffler (composition track) is a Dietrich School Peer Advisor helping to guide and support newer students as they acclimate to Pitt.

November 13, 2016 - 7:00pm

IonSound Project announces their 2016-17 season titled Legend and Legacy: A Mingling of Storytelling and Music. The first concert, Fiction, is right around the corner on Sunday, November 13, 7 p.m. at University of Pittsburgh's Bellefield Hall Auditorium.  This program will showcase Eric Moe's Superhero, along with works by Karol Szymanowski and Thea Musgrave.

November 11, 2016 - 4:00pm

Against the Anti-Kitsch, or:
How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Audience

Congratulations to Amy Williams, who has been awarded a commission from the Koussevitsky Foundation to create a new work for soprano Tony Arnold and JACK Quartet.

Mathew Rosenblum was a featured composer and lecturer at the fifth annual China-ASEAN Music Week in Nanning. Sponsored by Guangxi Arts University, the festival brought together composers and performers from South East Asia, Europe and the US for 21 concerts and 5 cultural exchange sessions.

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