Music Theory Presents The Music of Mathew Rosenblum: Tuning, Language, and Cultural Intersections

The Theory Department cordially invites you to a lecture by composer and NEC alumnus Mathew Rosenblum entitled “Tuning, Language, Narrative, and Cultural Intersections”. The lecture will take place on Friday, 5:00-6:30 pm, in Room 315, St. Botolph.

Mathew Rosenblum is a critically acclaimed composer whose compositions offer “an ear-buzzing flood of sound, rich in unusual overtones” (Boston Globe). A pioneer in the field of microtonal music, his work uses a variety of tuning systems that defy traditional boundaries, creating a compellingly fresh landscape. Mathew Rosenblum’s music has been commissioned, performed, and recorded by some of the foremost ensembles of contemporary music, including the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Harry Partch Institute, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, FLUX Quartet, Mantra Percussion, Music from China as well as many others. 

Mathew Rosenblum is currently Professor of Composition and Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh where he also co-directs the Music on the Edge new music series.