Music on the Edge

Music on the Edge: Ensemble Linea Residency, Concert II

Ensemble Linea completes their residency at Pitt with a performance of compositions by Pitt Graduate Composers.

Founded in Strasbourg by pianist and conductor Jean-Philippe Wurtz in 1998, Ensemble Linea has, since its beginnings, been committed to promoting a democratization of contemporary music, giving priority to the encounter with the audience, to openness towards other artistic disciplines, and to an active booking strategy.

Music on the Edge: Ensemble Linea Residency, Concert I

Copresented with The Andy Warhol Museum

Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum present Ensemble Linea in residency in Pittsburgh this April. One of the top new music ensembles in France, Linea will perform an adventurous program at The Andy Warhol Museum on Saturday April 2nd at 8 p.m. featuring works by Raphael Cendo, Aurelien Dumont, Valerio Sannicandro, Marco Momi, Pascal Dusapin, and Frederic Duriuex. Linea will then perform a free program of Pitt graduate student compositions at Bellefield Hall Auditorium on Monday April 4th, 8 p.m.

Music on the Edge: New Morse Code and Jamie Jordan

Copresented with The Andy Warhol Museum

Imaginative cello/percussion duo New Morse Code shares a program with dynamic vocalist Jamie Jordan.

Praised for her "alluring clarity" by The New York Times, vocalist Jamie Jordan will perform Philippe Leroux’s Je brûle, dit-elle un jour à un camarade along with works for voice and electronics including Paul Coleman’s mock me, Jacob Cooper’s Unspun, and Kaija Saariaho’s Lonh.

Composer/Trombonist George Lewis

Copresented with Pitt's Jazz Studies Program and The Andy Warhol Museum

Music on the Edge presents George Lewis’ highly regarded chamber compositions in performances by oercussionist David Shively, flutist Lindsey Goodman, violinist Dawn Posey, cellist Jonathan Golove, pianist Eric Moe, and conducted by Roger Zahab.

Music on the Edge: Musical Fusions Symposium II

Music on the Edge presents Musical Fusions: Chinese, Japanese, and American Intersections. Symposium II includes presentations by Music from China, and Huang Ruo and Eric Moe discussing their compositions.

Symposium#2 Schedule:

10am: Music from China with Eric Moe (composer)

1pm: Theorist Nancy Yunhwa Rao (Rutgers University): “Cosmopolitanism, Landscape and Musical Gesture in Contemporary Chinese Music”

 2pm: Huang Ruo: composition masterclass with Pitt graduate students

Music on the Edge: Musical Fusions Symposium I

Music on the Edge presents Musical Fusions: Chinese, Japanese, and American Intersections. Symposium I will include Naomi Sato (sho) and Naoko Kikuchi (koto) demonstrating their instruments’ uses in traditional and contemporary music, and composer Gene Coleman and video artist Adam Vidiksis discussing the Systole project.

Symposium #1 Schedule:

10am: composer Gene Coleman discusses his works Systole and Kirigami