Chapter 2: Instrument Relations
This research is an exploration into timbre and the intimate relationships between instruments, space and body in my pratice.
I am a pianist performing in the realm of improvised music. Throughout the years I have developed techniques on the acoustic grand piano, playing with the strings, the soundboard, the metal frame and the keys, using preparations and objects. The piano is transformed but can be returned to its unprepared state in an instant. The set up is adaptable to different pianos and the acoustics of different spaces, giving me the flexibility to mold and change sounds and timbres whilst I play, which is important aspect of improvised music.
A radio program on the history of inside and prepared piano playing and its practice today featuring
many contemporary pianists, incl. John Tilbury, Cor Fuhler, Chris Burn, Andrea Neumann, Benoit Delbecq, Tisha Mukarji,
Anthony Pateras, Reinhold Friedl, Frederic Blondy, Sophie Agnel, is available as a podcast here: