From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
In the U.S. and Europe, the pitches hidden in between the black and white keys of a piano are referred to as microtones. But one man’s microtone is another man’s C major. In much of the world, from India to Indonesia to Turkey, musical scales commonly contain pitches different from those included in the 12-tone equal temperament system that has dominated Western music since the mid-18th century. Now, microtones in contemporary Western music are as varied as they are ubiquitous.
Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival
Where: Co-presented by Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum at The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Shore, and University of Pittsburgh Music Building, 4337 Fifth Ave., Oakland.
Tickets: Per concert: $15, $10 for students and seniors in advance; $20, $15 for students and seniors at the door. Festival pass: $30, $20 for students and seniors. Symposium sessions are free. 412-624-7529 or http://www.music.pitt.edu/tickets.
8 p.m., Warhol Theater: Guitarists Mak Grgic and Daniel Lippel perform Radulescu’s “Subconscious Wave” and other works; pianist Michael Harrison performs his own work, “Revelation”; cellist Theodore Mook performs Ezra Sims’ “Solo in Four Movements.”
1-4 p.m., University of Pittsburgh Music Building, Room 132: symposium session on Ligeti’s “Hamburg Concerto” and La Monte Young’s “The Well-Tuned Piano” with Charles Corey, Anthony Cheung, Kyle Gann and Michael Harrison.
8 p.m., Warhol Entrance Space: The FLUX Quartet performs Scelsi’s String Quartet No. 2 and other works; Mantra Percussion performs Michael Gordon’s “Timber.”
6-7:30 p.m., Warhol Theater: symposium session no. 2, an introduction to microtonal music (historical issues) with Frank J. Oteri and Robert Hasegawa.
8 p.m., Warhol entrance space: Ray-Kallay Duo performs Enno Pope’s “Rad” and works by Eric Moe (world premiere), Frank J. Oteri, Kyle Gann and others. The FLUX Quartet and Mantra Percussion perform Mathew Rosenblum’s “Ostatnia runda” (world premiere). Alia Musica performs Georg Friedrich Haas’ “Nach-Ruf … ent-gleitend ….”