Sunday May 31, 2015

In A Large Reverberant Space

7:00 @ Union Project Grand Hall

Join E.L.C.O.’s musical renegades on a journey to the outer limits of sound as we discover the alien harmonies hidden amongst the echoes! The Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra presents their latest concoction: “In a Large Reverberant Space.”  Here, the performance venue becomes an active part of the concert itself, enveloping the audience in an aura of sound. “In A Large Reverberant Space” pairs the music of American experimentalists Pauline Oliveros and James Tenney with E.L.C.O.’s signature art-pop selections, including new arrangements of Radiohead and melancholy bard Nick Drake. The evening also includes the long anticipated premiere of Alan Tormey’s  American Idyll, which we previewed at last year's Pittsburgh Festival of New Music.


Sunday, March 15 2015

Critical Band

2:00 pm @ the Charity Randall Theatre

4301 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA


June 8, 2014 - "We Sing The Body Eclectic"

E.L.C.O. and Shanna Simmons Dance reunite @ The Three Rivers Arts Festival

Sunday, June 8 2014

Three Rivers Arts Festival

2pm & 5pm

Trust Arts Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Ave.


Due to popular demand, We sing the Body Eclectic will be re-presented as part of the Three Rivers Arts Festival
May 24, 2014 - E.L.C.O. @ the Soundpike as part of the Pittsburgh New Music Festival
We Sing The Body Eclectic - May 3 and 4, 2014 as part of the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival, produced in collaboration with Shana Simmons Dance

We Sing the Body Eclectic is a new work by collaborators Shana Simmons Dance and The Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra, their fourth collaboration in the past two years. The show takes the form of a long transition from sparseness to density, calm to agitation. Using orchestral and electronic instruments, words and movement, the audience will question their own perception of time.


Saturday, April 19, 2014 "The Radiophonic Fantasies of the Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra" E.L.C.O. is thrilled to be included in the New Hazlett Theatre's CSA program to present "The Radiophonic Fantasies of the Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra." In this program, ELCO will collaborate with the renowned Québec-based ondes Martenot player Geneviève Grenier, one of about a dozen musicians in the world skilled with this exotic instrument. The program includes new works by E.L.C.O. composers Alan Tormey and David Gerard Matthews, as well as selections from Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony and works by the French-Canadian composer Claude Vivier and the Czech-French composer Bohuslav Martinu. Tickets & info at