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music for pianos, pianists, and anti-pianists- Alia Musica Pittsburgh, Paul Pinto and thingNY

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September 19, 2013 8:00 pm

Matt Gillespie and Federico Garcia are founding members of Alia Musica Pittsburgh, a composer consortium and performance ensemble that has become a leader in the cultivation of new music from and in Pittsburgh and beyond. In addition to producing performances of its own (from duo or trio recitals to sinfonietta productions), Alia Musica regularly collaborates and presents other ensembles and artists (Cliff Colnot, Arabesque Winds, Freya Quartet, Robert Dick, New York’s RAM…), and it has recently secured funding for a Pittsburgh New Music Festival 2014—whose highlights include Varispeed’s version of Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives, John Luther Adams’s Inuksuit, and a performance by Frederic Rzewski. [www.alia-musica.org]

Composer and performer Paul Pinto creates and produces experimental music and theatrical works, is a member of Varispeed, and the artistic director of thingNY. His music has been performed in the International Istanbul Film Festival, Glasgow’s Shakespeare in the City Festival, and by performers such as Pauline Oliveros, the BBC Scottish Symphony, the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, loadbang, and Iktus Percussion. His recent work has focused on new experimental opera, and has been praised in the New York Times, NewMusicBox, WQXR’sOperavore, and on Time Out New York’s “Best of 2011” List. Paul has chosen to work equally with traditional instruments, unconventional sound-makers and amateur musicians, has recorded four albums and his scores are published by Deep Listening Institute. [www.pfpinto.com]

thingNY is a 501c3 not-for-profit collective of composer-performers who create and perform theatrically charged experimental music, champion the work of avant-garde and contemporary classical composers, and collaborate across disciplines, media and genres[www.thingny.com]


Alia Musica

an authentic, raw joy of new music and composition” - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ayo Oluranti – Ol’ómo Kìlò F’ómo Rè

Simon Eastwood – Interference

Federico Garcia – Livre pour deux pianos

Chris Arrell – Icarus

          Matt Gillespie and Federico Garcia, pianos

Paul Pinto

cult-leader magnetism” - Operavore, WQXR

Chord Poem No. 3

mini_006 (Robert Ashley) [live version]


Every Note on the Piano [electronic version]

Dennis Bathory-Kitsz – Spammung


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