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Upcoming Event Sound Series: Beyond: Concert 2 featuring LOADBANG

A group of four men are standing, facing the camera in a playground. They are all wearing suits in different shades of gray with dress shirts and ties. Two men are standing in front of the other two men. The man in the foreground on the left is bald with a mustache and facial hair. He is holding a trumpet in his right hand. The man in the foreground on the right has short, brown hair and his left hand is in his pants pocket. The man in the background on the left has long, brown hair that goes to his shoulders and a mustache and beard. He is holding a trombone. The man in the background on the right has short, brown hair, mustache, beard and glasses. He is holding a bass clarinet.

The second concert of the Beyond Microtonal Musical Festival and Symposium features the composer/curator of the Harry Partch Instrumentarium Charles Corey and violinist/improviser Luke Fitzpatrick performing Partch's Barstow and Li Po Settings and the powerhouse quartet LOADBANG performing works by Brook, Beglarian, Edgerton and others.

This season's Festival and Symposium focuses on the theme of “Cultural Roots/Cultural Intersections” and explores compelling microtonal music that travels across cultural boundaries.Through three days of concerts and symposia, Beyond addresses the nature and current status of “microtonal music” and especially its relationship to World Music as well as the diversity within our own community.

Co-presented by the Music on the Edge series of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music.

Music on the Edge is generously supported by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Pitt Arts, the Bessie Pearl Snyder Music Legacy Fund, the Alice M. Ditson Foundation, the Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, and the Opportunity Fund.

Sound Series

Sound Series is an ongoing concert series featuring internationally touring contemporary artists and bands from around the world. Learn more about our Sound Series.