insonic counterpoint for 4 computer pianos
With works by Conlon Nancarrow, Klarenz Barlow, Jagyeong Ryu (UA), Jean-Claude Risset, Ludger Brümmer, a.o.; solo piano: Susanne Achilles
As part of the »EASTN-DC« project, self-playing piano works will be presented in the ZKM Foyer.
Probably the most successful acoustic music machines are concert grand pianos that can be controlled by integrating instrument and computer. Their development follows a long history from autonomously playing player pianos to Nancarrow's precise paper roll control with pneumatic mechanics. Computerised grand pianos enable an unimagined rhythmic precision, which is also articulated as spatial sound when several instruments are used. With the kind support of the ComputerStudio of the Karlsruhe University of Music, which made this concert possible by lending three computer pianos, a total of four computer pianos will be controlled by a computer in the large sound space of the ZKM foyer.
ZKM | Videostudio
Camera: Christina Zartmann, Moritz Büchner, Andy Koch, Johanna Ott
Editing: Xenia Leidig