Interview with Federico Garcia-De Castro (Pittsburgh New Music Festival artistic director)

Source: I Care If You Listen.

When most people think of flourishing new music cities, Pittsburgh probably isn’t one of the first names that comes to mind. Pittsburgh New Music Festival artistic director Federico Garcia-De Castro and the rest of his dedicated team are trying to change that. The festival is a month-long series of events featuring both Pittsburgh locals and internationally recognized names. This year includes a music and film collaboration from Amy Williams and Aaron Henderson, a large-scale performance of Cornelius Cardew’s The Great Learning taking place over three days, and a free Firebird flashmob in the heart of the city, Market Square.