IonSound takes off

Written by Andrew Druckenbrod on .

IonSoundThe new-music group IonSound, which I wrote about in August when it became the first resident group at Pitt -- ever, is having its first concert under the new aegis at 8 p.m. this Saturday (September 20). It's an ambitious line-up of works:

JOHN ADAMS  China Gates
PHILIP GLASS  Piece in the Shape of a Square
ERIK SATIE  Pieces in the Shape of a Pear
ARVO PART  Fratres
STEVE REICH  Music for Pieces of Wood
EFRAIN AMAYA  Trio for Flute, Violin, and Piano

There is some great music here, and the minimalistic thrust is apparent. But the interesting twist is the incorporation of the work of Pittsburgh photographer Charles Biddle. A little synaesthesia for ya. The concert takes place at Bellefield Auditorium in Oakland; tickets are $5-$10.



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