University of Pittsburgh

Music on the Edge: Hypercube

February 18, 2017 - 8:00pm

Copresented with The Andy Warhol Museum

A quartet of saxophone, guitar, piano, and percussion, Hypercube is a slick combination of chamber music and straight up rock-n-roll. Presenting performances of challenging, cutting-edge, repertoire, with a “sense of ensemble that is not to be rivaled” (Sequenza 21), Hypercube is at home in both electric and acoustic worlds. This group of gritty NYC musicians formed in 2012 with the goal of championing high quality, cutting-edge, challenging repertoire that is often underperformed, launching compelling debut concerts at New York City’s Galapagos Art Space and Brooklyn College, and swiftly spreading to audiences across the country. In 4 seasons, Hypercube has presented performances and masterclasses at the University of Kentucky, Bowling Green State University (Music at the Forefront), University of Tennessee, Kent State University (Vanguard Artist Series), Oberlin Conservatory, Southern Illinois Guitar Festival, Southeastern Louisiana University, Stephen F. Austin State (Texas), Illinois State University, Cincinnati Conservatory, Arkansas State University, and locally at Queens College, Suffolk Community College, and SUNY Purchase. Hypercube has been featured on the Versipel New Music Festival (New Orleans), The Frequency Series (Constellation, Chicago), and the Queens New Music Festival. Though an enticing body of work exists for this ensemble, including Louis Andriessen’s landmark work Hout and Philippe Hurel’s spectral masterpiece, Localized Corrosion, Hypercube has commissioned and premiered new works by Daniel Tacke, Philip Schuessler, Kari Besharse, and Nomi Epstein, and regularly performs programs of trios/duos – classical guitar/piano, guitar/percussion, saxophone/piano, and saxophone/percussion featuring ultramodern compositional voices Eric Wubbels, Sam Pluta and Alex Mincek. Hypercube is Erin Rogers (saxophones), Jay Sorce (classical & electric guitar), Andrea Lodge (piano), and Chris Graham (percussion).

Tickets in advance: general admission is $15; students and seniors are $10. At the door: general admission is $20; non-Pitt students and seniors are $15. (No free student tickets at the Warhol.) Call 412-624-7529 or visit music.pitt.edu/tickets.

 

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