University of Pittsburgh

Music on the Edge: String Noise

October 8, 2016 - 3:00pm
Free

Copresented with Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University

"New York's most daring violin duo" – Time Out New York

String Noise is a classical, avant-punk violin duo comprising violinists Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim. Since its inception in 2011 at Ostrava New Music Days, they have expanded the two violin repertoire in over 50 new works to include larger collaborations with electronics, projections and dance.

For their performance at CMU's Miller Gallery, String Noise will present the U.S. premiere of Bernhard Lang's Monodologie XXVI, Giacinto Scelsi’s Arc en Ciel, John Zorn’s Apophthegms, Stockhausen's Tierkreis (arranged by Eric Lyon), Lyon's own The Book of Strange Positions, and Nono's Hay que caminar' soñando.

Their first feature album, The Book of Strange Positions, was released on Northern Spy Records in November 2015. String Noise was highlighted in Performa 2011 with artist Will Cotton and was the featured ensemble for the launch of composers collective Index 0. Premieres include works by Christian Wolff, John King, Phill Niblock, Caleb Burhans, David Lang, Annie Gosfield, Bernhard Lang, John Zorn and Greg Saunier. String Noise has performed at Issue Project Room, Roulette, EXAPNO, Rockwood Music Hall and the Stone and has been heard on WNYC, WKCR and WFMU.

 

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