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Past Event Sound Series: counter)induction


Music on the Edge and The Andy Warhol Museum continue their 2011 series of contemporary music with New York-based counter)induction. The critically acclaimed new music ensemble will perform a program at the Warhol that will include Kyle Bartlett’s Bas Relief, Douglas Boyce’s Piano Quartet #1,Pitt faculty composer Eric Moe’s Dead Cat Bounce, and Salvatore Sciarrino’s Centauro Marino.


Recognized for its high-caliber performances and daring programming, the composer/performer collective counter)induction has established itself as a major force in contemporary music. Hailed by the New York Times for its “fiery ensemble virtuosity” and for its “first-rate performances” by the Washington Post, counter)induction has given critically-acclaimed performances at venues such as Miller Theatre, Merkin Hall, and Roulette. Of a 2005 c)i concert, Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times wrote that it was “brilliantly performed…masterly….the most bracing of musical experiences.”

counter)induction has been awarded an ASCAP/Chamber Music America “Award for Adventurous Programming,” and was recently a featured ensemble at the “Music at the Anthology” Festival. The group has been featured on Merkin Hall’s “Zoom: Composers Close Up,” Boston Conservatory’s New Music Week, the Washington Square Contemporary Music Society series, Columbia University’s Music Scholarship Conference, George Washington University, repeat performances at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and the University of Pennsylvania, and in a production of the multimedia opera “Senjo” with the Active Eye theatre troupe in New York. At Columbia University, c)i is the resident ensemble with the Music Department’s composition program; every semester offering open rehearsals, critical discussions, and public performances of undergraduate student works.

This event is co-presented with the Music on the Edge series of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music.

Additional Information

Parking for this event is complimentary at The Warhol

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.

Related Links

University of Pittsburgh's Music on the Edge Series

counter)induction Website