Tough Pill #11.2 Will Yager w/ Pittsburgh String Friends

The Government Center


Tough Pill is a creative music and performance series held at various venues in Pittsburgh. Tough Pill seeks to create space for practitioners while also expanding the scope of the experimental art audience.

We are excited to host a fine bass player on the road, Will Yager!

Government Center
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
$5-10 suggested donation

Set 1:

Will Yager (upright bass)

Set 2:

Will Yager (upright bass)
Eli Namay (upright bass)
Nathan Kululski (violin)

Andrew Hook (tuba)

Will Yager is a double bassist committed to experimental music, improvisation, and collaborating with other artists in the creation of new solo and chamber repertoire for the double bass. Yager has worked directly with such composers as Michael Gordon, David Lang, Miya Masaoka, Scott Wollschleger, Sivan Cohen Elias, Mary Jane Leach, Jean-François Charles, and Amy Williams among others. He is a founding member of both LIGAMENT, a duo with soprano Anika Kildegaard, and the experimental trio Wombat with Justin Comer and Carlos Cotallo Solares. Performance highlights include appearances the University of Iowa Center for New Music, High Zero Foundation’s Red Room in Your Room series, Experimental Sound Studios’ Quarantine Concerts, 2022 SEAMUS Convention, 2021 International Society of Bassists Convention, Open Air Media Festival, Oh My Ears Festival, MOXsonic, Big Ears Festival, Feed Me Weird Things, Nief-Norf Summer Festival, New Music on the Point, Cortona Sessions for New Music, and the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival. In addition to his varied performing activities, Yager previously held teaching positions at Maryville College, the University of North Alabama, and is currently on faculty at the North Carolina Governor’s School West. He is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland.

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