Update: Eastern music in western contexts: A symposium by the Department of Music & the Asian Studies Center

attack-flyer.jpg 132 Music Building, free Reception to follow UPDATE: Because of a generous grant by the Japan Iron and Steel Federation and Mitsubishi Endowments, and the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. The colloquium with Somei Satoh has been expanded to a symposium featuring composers Somei Satoh and Miyuki Ito (Japan), and Dave Eggar and Mathew Rosenblum (United States). The four composers will discuss topics such as artistic collaboration between eastern and western artists, changing western thought on eastern music, Japanese music as it relates to the compositional construct of western thought, and electronics in composition.Sponsored by the Department of Music, the Asian Studies Center. The symposium is presented in conjunction with Attack Theatre’s production Preserve and Pursue, to be presented at Pittsburgh’s New Hazlett Theater for four performances between February 1-6, 2008. Preserve and Pursue is a dance event featuring newly commissioned scores by Somei Satoh and Miyuki Ito, and Attack Theatre Music Director Dave Eggar. In this production, ancient myths collide with contemporary images while classic sounds and high-energy physicality coalesce in a passionate look at modern life. This will be an event featuring expansive choreography, stunning visual imagery, and compelling live music.