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Past Event Off the Wall 2012 – JacobTV: THE NEWS 


Dutch composer JacobTV (Jacob Ter Veldhuis) has roots in rock music, though he studied composition and electronic music at the Groningen Conservatory.  JacobTV, a controversial maverick within the established modern classical music scene, has scheduled over 1000 performances worldwide per year.  According to the Wall Street Journal his newest work ‘makes many a hip-hop artist look sedate’. He has a unique “avant pop” sensibility that exists at the high/low crossroads of rock, pop, jazz and classical music. As he puts it: ‘I pepper my music with sugar”. It’s seems appropriate that the Dutch press called him the ‘Andy Warhol of new music’. JacobTV will première his new “reality opera”, THE NEWS.  This nonfiction video opera is a topical form of Gesammtkunstwerk, based on original footage from the international media: “revealing” one-liners  from the likes of Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Silvio Berlusconi,  Fox News, TV evangelists and more.

Co-presented with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust as part of the Distinctively Dutch Festival.

Off the Wall 2012 is supported in part by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

Additional Information

Please note: This performance is NOT at The Andy Warhol Museum, but at the Byham Theatre in downtown Pittsburgh. Click the map link in the sidebar for more information and directions.

Seating is limited, so advance purchase is strongly suggested. Click the 'Buy Tickets' link in the sidebar, or call the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust box office at 412.456.6666.

This performance may contain adult subject matter and strong language.

Related Links

JacobTV Official Site


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