Sound Series : Mason Bates & Ion Sound
Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
*Co-presented with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra*
The Warhol is pleased to partner with The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to present an adventurous program of new electro-acoustic music, (including two pieces from their current resident composer, Mason Bates), all performed by the dynamic Pittsburgh-based ensemble, Ion Sound. Bates' "Red River"
conjures a journey down the length of the Colorado River, with cascading water figuration flowing into quicksilver electronica rhythms, and his "From Amber Frozen" offers an indigenous approach to a string quartet. Anna Clyne's "Paint Box" zooms inside the cello, sonically and imaginatively, while Marcos Balter's "Vision Mantra"stretches out a slow-motion epiphany in an ambient space. The program culminates in Martin Matalon's stunning new score for the classic Luis Bunuel film "Un Chien Andalour," which will be projected onto the museum's walls while the ensemble performs.
Mason Bates is the Music Alive Composer-in-Residence with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Music Alive is a national residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA.
Mason Bates: Red River
Anna Clyne: Paint Box
Marcos Balter: Vision Mantra
Mason Bates: From Amber Frozen
Martin Matalon: Las Siete Vidas De Un Gato (with Luis Buñuel’s Un Chien Andalou)
*Parking is Free in the Warhol Lot!*