AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: February 23, 2016 at 6pm to February 27, 2016 at 8pm
Location: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Bellefield Auditorium, Warhol Museum
Street: Oakland & North Side
Website or Map: http://music.pitt.edu/events/…
Event Type: residency:, lecture, &, performances
Organized By: Geri Allen, Music on the Edge
Latest Activity: Feb 23, 2016
Now you can't say you didn't know:
Avant-garde composer, legendary trombone improvisor, charter AACM member, MacArthur genius grant recipient, and Columbia professor George Lewis has a residency next week at Pitt (thanks to Geri Allen & the Music On the Edge guys).
On Tue Feb 23, he'll lead a panel discussion on "New Socalities" at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 6 p.m.
On Thu 25, he'll do a lecture "A Power Stronger Than Itself" about the incredible phenomenon that is the AACM and sign copies of the book of the same title which he wrote about the AACM at Frick Fine Arts, 7:30 pm.
On Fri 26, he'll do a live performance called "Spooky Interaction" using his Voyager performance software over the Internet..five musicians including himself (on trombone and electronics I'd assume), Geri Allen, Nicole Mitchell (not sure whether she'll be here or Chicago, I hope she's here!) and two other performers, trombonist Michael Dessen and saxist Francis Wong, at Bellefield Auditorium, 8:00 pm. All three of those events are free and open to all ages. Which means you have three chances to hear and see George Lewis without spending a dime!
And finally, the Music on the Edge Ensemble will play Lewis' compositions at the Warhol Museum on Sat 27 at 8:00 pm. Ticket info is at the URL below. The concert is the final icing on the cake.
Look at this so you're well-informed on the basics of the man:
Then look at this for the event details: