Hear/Now Festival of New Sound in Pittsburgh

DJ Spooky at the Sundance Film Festival, 2003....
DJ Spooky at the Sundance Film Festival, 2003. Español: DJ Spooky en el Festival de Sundance de 2003. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater:

Friday & Saturday, April 13–14

Kelly Strayhorn Theater, in collaboration with Alia Musica, presents Pittsburgh’s only festival dedicated to new music and sound arts. From the traditional to the obscure, Hear/Now showcases the diversity and breadth of music today.

This two-day festival brings together the most noteworthy acts in the constantly evolving genre of new music—which is by nature unpredictable and experimental—in an intimate and up-close setting. Some of the best and most talented musicians from Pittsburgh and beyond perform the full spectrum of new music: from ensembles to soloists, electronic to instrumental. Experience the evolution of music and discover what’s out there.

Hear/Now features Grammy Award-winning flutist Tim Munro, NYC-based contemporary composer DJ Spooky, acclaimed concert pianist Conor Hanick, experimental instrumentalist and vocalist Pamela Z alongside Alia Musica, Dave Eggar, ELCO, Host Skull, and many others.

Artists will perform select works from accomplished and noteworthy national/international composers including: Edgar Varese, Morton Feldman, John Cage, Mathew Rosenblum (PGH), George Tsontakis, Philip Glass, and Eric Moe (PGH) among others. Featured local composers are: Mark Fromm, Federico Garcia, Sean Newkom, and John Arrigo-Nelson.

Co-curated by Alia Musica
Sponsored by WYEP 91.3 FM and Iron City Sound

Iron City Sound, presented by Iron City Beer, fosters the advancement of local musicians, spotlights regional and national acts in Pittsburgh, and blends our hometown music culture and Iron City beer into one mighty, satisfying groove. Complementary Iron City Beer products will be available only to patrons of legal drinking age.

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Hear/Now Festival of New Sound
Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14
Single Program: $10 advance / $15 door
Festival Pass: $50 gen. public / $35 students & artists