Music on the Edge

Music on the Edge: Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo with Sarah Plum, Violin

Copresented with The Andy Warhol Museum

Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum will present a dual recital featuring the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo and violinist Sarah Plum.

Described as “beyond brilliant” by San Francisco Classical Voice, the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo will perform music of György Kurtág and newly commissioned, Kurtág-inspired works by Peter Eötvös, Klas Torstensson, Caspar Johannes Walter, Roland Moser, Philippe Manoury, and Jason Eckardt.

Music on the Edge: String Noise

Copresented with Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University

"New York's most daring violin duo" – Time Out New York

String Noise is a classical, avant-punk violin duo comprising violinists Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim. Since its inception in 2011 at Ostrava New Music Days, they have expanded the two violin repertoire in over 50 new works to include larger collaborations with electronics, projections and dance.

George Lewis in Residence

The University of Pittsburgh Jazz Program in the Department of Music and Music on the Edge are pleased to welcome George Lewis as our Artist in Residence for a week of events as part of the university's Year of the Humanities, with support from the Humanities Center, College of Arts and Sciences, A&S Faculty Research and Scholarship Program, and Yamaha Pianos. George E. Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University, where he is head of the Music Composition Area and a member of the faculty in Historical Musicology.

Cineshape Workshop Presentation

Amy Williams and Aaron Henderson will present a work-in-progress showing of Cineshape, a collaborative work for music and video. Guests include flutist Lindsey Goodman, percussionist Scott Christian, and chemist Natasha L. Smith. The performance will be followed by a discussion about collaboration between disciplines.

Music on the Edge NYC Debut Praised

This November, Music on the Edge expanded its mission from being an importer of the world’s most innovative contemporary music to being an exporter. Billed as Music on the Edge in New York, co-directors Eric Moe and Mathew Rosenblum organized a concert featuring primarily Pitt composers at New York City’s Subculture. They assembled an all-star ensemble comprising flutist Lindsey Goodman, percussionist Lisa Pegher, and cellist Dave Eggar. Moe and fellow faculty member Amy Williams shared piano duties.

Lecture: Ken Ueno Discusses His Recent Music

In conjunction with his year-long residency with Alia Musica Pittsburgh, Ken Ueno will give a presentation on some of his recent pieces within the general context of his music. Recent works embody instrumental research: a process of "babbling technique" that leads to research of extended technique on traditional instruments, hacking of existing instruments, and invention of new instruments. An extension of how his vocal practice informs his compositional praxis, Ueno likens these possibilities to paleonymy, portmonteau, and neologism. The presentation will include video illustrations.