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Past Event Sound Series: Al Cerulo: Amplified Perception

Black and white photo of Al Cerulo sitting on a group of speakers.

Al Cerulo was given his first pair of drumsticks by his father at the age of seven and has never looked back. He has been praised for his work as a musician and educator both nationally and internationally. Al is an advocate for the commissioning and performing of new works by both established and up-and-coming composers to help move forward and breathe new life into the art.

Amplified Perception is a seventy-five-minute soundscape sculpted through the music of five composers whose compositional styles are each uniquely beautiful: Jude Traxler, Eve Beglarian, Mathew Rosenblum, Paula Matthusen, and Randy Gibson. Writing for a single voice, each composer enhances the acoustic timbre of their instrument with live amplification and/or digital processing. Featuring sound design by Jude Traxler and a prelude and postlude of pre-recorded media by Cerulo and Echo Artifact, this journey will take the listener through various sound worlds – from the ambient to periodic to unearthly.

  • Doors open at 7 p.m.


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

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.