Pittsburgh-born Ned McGowan talks his background as a composer and flutist living in Amsterdam, and about "Radiance," his 40-minute world premiere commissioned by the PNME as a result of winning the ensemble's 2010 Harvey Gaul competition.
Kevin Noe previews the season finale of the PNME, including one of Chris O'Riley's Radiohead transcriptions, David Lang's Sweet Air, David Skidmore's Requiem for Percussion, Frederick Rzewski's Lost and Found (whose score demands nudity), and David McGowan's Radiance.
Executive Artistic Director and conductor Kevin Noe talks about the July 23rd & 24th concerts built around György Ligeti's 11-movement Musica Ricercata. Interspersed will be works by David Stock, David Skidmore, Thierry de Mey, Emmanuel Sejourn, and Kevin Noe himself.
How would you react if one of your best friends paid a small fortune for a large, completely white painting? That's the premise of Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning play, "Art," staged by Pittsburgh Public Theater Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas at the O'Reilly Theater. Pappas talks about the play, and his own art collecting.
Coordinated by the Pittsburgh Technology Council, The Art of Technology contains ingenious interactive works from Pittsburgh pop painter Burton Morris, CMU's cute Keepon robot, Terry Gilliam-like assemblages of vintage parts, a Pittsburgh map made of working circuits, and a printed circuit where the chips themselves were inked to leave an image on paper.
Over 300 artists display their works at the festival. A second wave of artists provides a new experience on festival's Wednesday midpoint. We'll meet a watercolor artist who found a taste for the bizarre, a photographer who travels the world to highlight forgotten peoples and places captured in breathtaking color, and the creator of the festival's official poster.