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Rave Review for Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival

Mantra performs "Timber" at the Warhol as part of the Beyond Festival

On Sunday night at the Warhol, Mathew Rosenblum's Ostatnia Runda (for amplified string quartet and six percussionists) brought the Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival to a resouding conclusion. From February 27–March 1, audeinces packed venues at Pitt and the Warhol for three concerts and two symposia that explored the full range of what has become known as microtonal music. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette classical music critic Liz Bloom has written an extensive review of the event for today's editon of the P-G. According to Bloom,

"…the ambitious festival made a compelling case for the continued integration of microtonal music into Pittsburgh’s performing arts scene and provided a look at the vibrant community that already exists.

Bloom also reflects on the impact the festival had on her own musical perceptions.

"Having been immersed in microtonal music this weekend, I feel like I am returning to a classical-music world too constrained to 12-tet. Mr. Rosenblum would like to offer the festival again in future years, perhaps as a biennial event; I hope he does so."

You can read the entrie article here. And thanks to all who came out and made "Beyond" a success!

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