University of Pittsburgh

Music on the Edge: LotUS (League of the Unsound Sound)

January 14, 2012 - 8:00pm
Tickets available through ProArtsTickets

Co-presented with The Andy Warhol Museum

Music on the Edge and the Andy Warhol Museum will co-present the League of the Unsound Sound (LotUS for short) on Saturday, January 14 at the Warhol Museum Theater. The concert will feature Two Hands for viola and percussion by LotUS co-director Ken Ueno, Sofia Gubaidulina's masterful trio Quasi Hoquetus, and two world premieres: Pittsburgh composer Mathew Rosenblum’s Two Harmonies for viola, percussion and piano, and LotUS co-director David Smooke’s Topographies: transit/dis(solve) for bassoon and piano. Rosenblum's Two Harmonies will be performed together with Not Only, a video by Andrew Zientek (who also commissioned the music). The concert will also include improvisation by the group that is completely free of set parameters and sure to be a unique experience for both the audience and ensemble members alike.

The League of the Unsound Sound is a group of musicians dedicated to exploring experimental music in all its variations. LotUS core members performing at the Pittsburgh concert include: Tim Feeney (percussion), Michael Harley (bassoon), Wendy Richman (viola), David Smooke (composer/toy piano), Ken Ueno (extended vocals), and Shirley Yoo (piano). Many of these musicians are also founding members of well-known contemporary groups such as  Alarm Will Sound, ICE, and So Percussion. Having come together to form LotUS under the musical direction of co-curators David Smooke and Ken Ueno, this small but talented ensemble splashed onto the new music scene last year in D.C. and Baltimore earning such reviews as "absolutely riveting" and "spectacular performance" from the Washington Post. 

Tickets are available in advance through ProArtsTickets. General admission is $15; students and seniors are $10. Visit www.proartstickets.org or call 412-394-3353. At the door: General admission is $20; students and seniors are $15.

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