Abattoir Projects is proud to present OPEN PIANO at IBeam Brooklyn.
Saturday, Jan. 7 – 8:30pm
$10 suggested donation
168 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(F or R trains to 4th Ave & 9th Street)
With performances by:
The Mary Oliver Songs Bk 1: The Return
Structured Improvisations for Piano and DSP
OPEN PIANO is a performance showcasing works of hybrid practice involving the piano. The word “open” refers not only to the position of the lid of the piano, exposing the soundboard and strings, but also to the notion that the Idea of the instrument is available to us to modify in order to create new and unique instruments. This modification is more than just instrumentation, it is a new aspect of composition–it no longer suffices to merely record the notes one plays in one’s score. Rather, the composer must document the creation of a new, hybrid instrument as well as teach the audience how it is played.
- POSTED: December 14th, 2011