Concert 2 - The Cage Variations

Friday, July 18, 2014

8:00 PM
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Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
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Pamela Murchison
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The Cage Variations is a newly commissioned work from Ted Hearne constructed entirely from shards of music from contemporary American composers. Hearne melds, morphs and steals music from pre-existing works to create twelve variations on Charles Ives' philosophical and hypnotic song "The Cage." This colorful and prismatic program also includes each of the sampled works, in whole or in part, in its original form.

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Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
Kevin Noe, director, Lindsey J. Goodman, flute, Spencer Prewitt, clarinet, Nathalie Shaw, violin, Norbert Lewandowski, Patrick Johnson, piano, Ian Rosenbaum, percussion, Timothy Jones, bass-baritone
Ted Hearne, Anna Clyne, Morton Feldman, Molly Joyce, Amy Beth Kirsten, Alex Mincek, Philip Whilte, Daniel Wohl, Scott Wollschleger

Ted Hearne: The Cage Variations
Anna Clyne: Rapture
Morton Feldman: Patterns in a Chromatic Field
Ted Hearne: Furtive Movements
Molly Joyce: Blue Swell
Amy Beth Kirsten: Pirouette on a Moon Sliver
Alex Mincek: For Petr Kotik
Philip White: Interlude
Daniel Wohl: Fluctuations (from Corps Exquis)
Scott Wollschleger: Secret Machines No. 2 and 3
Scott Wollschleger: I Is Not Me

City Theatre Company
1300 Bingham Street
Pittsburgh, PA
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