Copresented with The Andy Warhol Museum
Music on the Edge and the Andy Warhol Museum co-present the groundbreaking new music duo Transient Canvas. Their program features young up and coming composers including: David Ibbett (Branches), Marissa Hickman (Anatomy of the Infinite Machine), Brian Sears (Tremendous), Dan VanHassell (Epidermis), Peter Van Zandt Lane (Exergy Bubblebath), and Kirsten Volness (A Year without Summer).
Hailed as "superb" by the Boston Globe, Transient Canvas is elevating the bass clarinet and marimba by commissioning new repertoire that challenges expectations. As a duo, Amy Advocat and Matt Sharrock have commissioned over 80 pieces by emerging and well-established composers from all over the world, and they continue to tour extensively in the U.S. and abroad. In August 2017, TC released their first album Sift on New Focus Recordings to rave reviews. KLANG New Music called it "one of the more refreshing things I've heard in recent years." Their second album, Wired, was released on New Focus Recordings on November 2, 2018.
Dedicated to spreading their repertoire, Transient Canvas maintains and active touring schedule. They have been presented by the Alba Music Festival (Alba, Italy), SoundNOW Festival (Atlanta, GA), Music at the Forefront (Bowling Green, OH), Composers, Inc. (San Francisco, CA), Classic City New Music Festival (Athens, GA), Outpost Concert Series (Los Angeles, CA), Moore Hall Recital Series (Pembroke, NC), New Music at the Short North Stage (Columbus, OH), Music on Madison (Evanston, IL), New Music Nights at Spectrum (New York, NY), Clocks in Motion (Madison, WI), the Corwin Chair Concert Series (Santa Barbara, CA), First Fridays (Providence, RI), New Hampshire Music Festival (Plymouth, NH), Re:Sound (Cleveland, OH), the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (New York, NY), and the Guerrilla Composers Guild (San Francisco, CA). They have performed and presented at several professional conferences including PASIC, SEAMUS, SCI Region 1, and two New Music Gatherings. In Boston, they have been featured on the Equilibrium, Original Gravity, Opensound, New Gallery, Lowell Lecture, and Times Two concert series.
Tickets are available through the University of Pittsburgh Stages Box Office, by calling 412-624-7529, or visiting music.pitt.edu/tickets. Tickets in advance: general admission is $15; students and seniors are $10. At the door: general admission is $20; students and seniors are $15.