We did it!
We gathered one by one at Market Square to build up to the tutti at the end of Stravinsky's Firebird. It was a beatufiul day for the outdoor kick-off event of the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music!
That's two out of seven! Coming up in the PFNM: Jennifer N. Meyer's The Long Song, on May 22. Then Alia Musica's 5/16 performance (featuring Tony Arnold), the Pittsburgh Soundpike on May 28, and Cardew's Great Learning on May 29–30. All details at pghnewmusic.com.
Cineshape kicked off the Festival on May 4 at the Warhol
The JACK Quartet, flutist Lindsey Goodman, percussionist Scott Christian, and Amy Williams at the piano feature in the Pittsburgh stop of their tour premiere of Cineshape, the multimedia film+music collage by Amy Williams and Aaron Henderson.
Cineshape was also the final event of Music on the Edge's 2015-16 Season, and was presented by Music on the Edge, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the University of Pittsburgh's Year of the Humanities.
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The Festival is in full swing! Your tax-deductible contribution will support this production and future events for the cultivation of the music of our time and place. In the works: a residency with Chicago-based vocal quartet Quince, and a collaboration with device-theater company Hiawatha Project at the August Wilson Center in February 2017.
Alia Musica to join forces with Haiwatha Project in February 2017
The latest great news: Hiawatha Project is one of six companies selected by the Pittsburgh Foundation to perform at the relaunched August Wilson Center next season.
Alia Musica is proud and excited to be part of the project, joining Hiawatha Project to create the music and soundscapes for the final production of Anya Martin's acclaimed JH: Mechanics of a Legend. Alia Musica will curate, commission, and coordinate the creation and performance of original music, through our network of local composers and musicians. Stay tuned for details!
Alia Musica receives a National Endowment for the Arts grant to produce the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music in May 2016
Plans are on! We'll have a PFNM in 2016, two years after the succesful launch of the festival in 2014! Great happenings are to be confirmed—The Great Learning, a flashmob with Stravinsky's music, the premiere by Ken Ueno, and a new Soundpike concert.
Stay tuned! For now here is a press release of the NEA award.
Great success on the Pittsburgh premiere of Ken Ueno's vocal concerto on November 12! Recordings and videos coming soon.
Alia Musica was awarded one three 2015 residency grants from [The Pittsburgh Foundation] and The Heinz Endowments for a year-long collaboration with world-renowned California composer, vocalist, and improvisor Ken Ueno.
The collaboration includes a new commission from Ken (Alia Musica joins the list of cutting-edge artists who have commissioned Ken!), and the Pittsburgh premiere of his ground-breaking concerto for throat-singing and orchestra, On a Sufficient Condition for the Existence of Most Specific Hypothesis. A great follow-up to the list of epic new music events we have brought to town in the last couple years (Inuksuit, The People United by Rzewski himself, Berio's Linea, the roving opera Perfect Lives...)
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