Sunday March 25, 2012 
7:00 pm
Bellefied Hall Auditorium
$15 General Admission; $10 Students and Seniors

With Special Guest: Emily Pinkerton

JACOB TV: Body of Your Dreams VARESE: Density 21.5 JAKUB CIUPINSKI: Inkubator arr PINKERTON: Darling Corey MASSON: Kím WOOLF: Light Up the Sky MORAVEC: Andy Warhol Sez BURKE/PINKERTON: Red Rocking Chair

IonSound Project will play super-charged ‘avant pop’ for it’s third concert of the season!  A program
inspired as an incarnation of the art of Andy Warhol and others will be both thought provoking
and pure pop fun.

Singer/songwriter, Emily Pinkerton, will add her unique fresh sound as special guest artist. IonSound will be giving the world premiere of "Red Rocking Chair" which was co-written by Pittsburgh composer Patrick Burke and Ms. Pinkerton. It is based on a field recording of the folk singer Sherman Hammons in West Virginia. 

Emily Pinkerton

Emily Pinkerton is a singer/songwriter and ethnomusicologist whose work draws from musical traditions of North and South America.  Her latest project, “Ends of the Earth,” is a collection of powerful folk songs that pay tribute to the teachers and popular musicians who have shaped her style.  

Emily’s neo-traditional compositions are the result of three years of study in South America, sponsored in part by the Fulbright Commission and the Organization of American States, and a lifetime love of Old-Time fiddle and banjo.  She recently took 3rd place in the traditional fiddle category at Uncle Dave Macon Days (Murfreesboro, TN)and in flatfoot dancing at the Appalachian String Band Festival (Clifftop, WV).

Currently, Emily is a member of the music staff at First Unitarian Church, and teaches Latin American music and World Music at the University of Pittsburgh.  She and her band are part of the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour (PennPAT) Roster, and perform throughout the region (www.emilypinkerton.com) 

Patrick Burke

Patrick Burke works as a composer and educator in Pittsburgh, PA and in New York.  He draws inspiration from his background as a classical pianist, an amateur rock and folk guitarist, and a performer in a gamelan ensemble.  Formally tight, narrative structures are balanced with lyricism and expounded with a dream-like logic that is often inspired by film.  

As a founding member of NOW Ensemble, Patrick contributed the title track to their second album, Awake,which was released last year on New Amsterdam Records, reaching the #2 position on Amazon’s classical album charts, and #1 on iTunes.  Patrick has been commissioned by the Albany Symphony, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, IonSound Project, and other professional groups.  He also works in film, contributing the score to the award-winning documentary Behind Forgotten Eyes, which was featured on History Channel Asia.  Patrick’s music continues to be performed throughout North America by ensembles such as eighth blackbird, the Minnesota Orchestra, Present Music, and more.  He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Musicianship and Music Technology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. 

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