Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (PNME) demo
The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble (PNME) consists of seven musicians: flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, and bass-baritone voice. Since its founding in 1976, PNME has commissioned and premiered over 200 works by composers including John Cage, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Michael Daugherty, David Lang, Derek Bermel, Pierre Jalbert and Kevin Puts. In 2001, current Artistic Director Kevin Noe experimented with incorporating the drama, lighting, sound and stage design of theatre into PNMEs concerts. Since then, PNMEs Pittsburgh audience has grown by over 600%, and the wildly successful experiment continues as a fully realized performance style dubbed "Theatre of Music."