“The Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival,” which took place this past weekend at The Andy Warhol Museum and the University of Pittsburgh, offered a chance to explore this genre, commonly known as microtonal music.
Presented by the museum and Pitt’s Music on the Edge series, the ambitious festival made a compelling case for the continued integration of microtonal music into Pittsburgh’s performing arts scene and provided a look at the vibrant community that already exists. I attended most of the festival, including the two symposium sessions and concerts on Saturday and Sunday, which were filled to capacity.
In just a few days, the festival cultivated a community of composers, interpreters and listeners. Nearly every piece in the final concert spotlighted either a composer in attendance or a local ensemble.”-