AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: October 1, 2010 from 9:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: Wood Street Gallery
Street: 601 Wood St. (above the T station)
Website or Map: http://pressroom.pgharts.org/…
Event Type: concert
Organized By: Roger S Day
Latest Activity: Sep 28, 2010
Friday, October 1, 9:30PM, Wood Street Gallery, downtown Pittsburgh
Jem Finer avante garde world premiere
Wood Street Galleries is proud to present the world premiere of “Shortplayer,” a new composition by renowned artist and composer Jem Finer. “Shortplayer” will be performed by Finer leading a group of Pittsburgh’s finest musicians at 9:30 p.m. Friday, October 1 at Wood Street Galleries, immediately following the Downtown Gallery Crawl. (“Shortplayer” concert admission is $10/$8 students.) The performance marks the Pittsburgh launch of Finer’s acclaimed artwork Longplayer, a 1,000-year-long composition that has played continuously since 1999, and which arrives in Pittsburgh as part of Wood Street Galleries’ sound-installation show, Audio Space (Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2010).
The musicians gathered to perform “Shortplayer” are some of Pittsburgh’s best-known avant-garde players.
Music director David Bernabo has organized the group of horn players including Ben Opie (reeds), Roger Dannenberg (trumpet), Lou Stellute (saxophone), Mark Fromm (reeds), Brandon Masterman (reeds), and Roger Day (tuba).