University of Pittsburgh

Music on the Edge: Court-circuit

April 14, 2018 - 8:00pm

Copresented with The Andy Warhol Museum

The highly regarded French ensemble presents a program featuring David Felder’s Partial (dist)res(s)toration, Philippe Leroux’s Continuo(ns), Christophe Bertrand’a Sanh, and Sean Shepherd’s The birds are nervous, the birds have scattered.

The composer Philippe Hurel and conductor Pierre-André Valade created the ensemble Court-circuit in 1991, following a meeting with the founders of Analix Gallery in Geneva. "Created by a composer for composers", Court-circuit from the outset was a place of experimentation, an art project promoting intense risk-taking in a spirit of total freedom. A strong commitment to contemporary music is the real cement of the ensemble. Court-circuit owes its its nervous, rhythmic, incisive identity, as well as its banner-like name, to the musicians and their leader Jean Deroyer, who animate it with determination and virtuosity. A soughtafter partner for composers, the ensemble cheerfully plays its role of agitator in the international contemporary scene.

Tickets are available through the University of Pittsburgh Stages Box Office, by calling 412-624-7529, or visiting music.pitt.edu/tickets. Tickets in advance: general admission is $15; students and seniors are $10. At the door: general admission is $20; non-Pitt students and seniors are $15.

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