Date ArticleType
9/19/2016 Member News
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) Launches Quarterly Concert Series

Media Release
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
Launches Quarterly Concert Series presented by
The New Music Conflagration

PIE is delighted to announce a new concert series at the airport beginning this Sunday, September 25th from 1:30 – 3PM in our Baggage Claim facility and outer corridor walkway. The New Music Conflagration, led by Elizabeth Baker, will present a musical concert for arriving passengers. The public is invited to attend.

Sunday’s concert will be:
To the sky and Bach again (2016)
Critically acclaimed Elizabeth A. Baker (New Renaissance Artist) and Mikel Thomas (cello) team up to create a pop-up sound installation as the opening for a new music concert series presented by The New Music Conflagration, Inc. at the St. Pete/Clearwater Airport. Using the natural acoustics of the airport, Thomas and Baker will explore musical memory and morphology using the well-known Bach Cello Suite No. 1 as a vehicle for exploration and grounding. Thomas for his part maintains the link to the past with cello, while Elizabeth will manipulate the known material and add her own flair using a host of instruments and electronics including: toy piano, Indian harmonium, percussion, synthesizer, fixed media and live electronic processing.
Additional concerts are scheduled for Thursday, December 22nd 1-2:30 PM, Friday, March 10th 8-10 PM, and Friday, June 23rd 2-4 PM.

Biographies and headshots of Elizabeth Baker and Mikel Thomas attached.

Michele Routh, Public Relations Director (727)453-7879