Inside Piano

Throughout the years I have developed so called extended 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 an essential and critical aspect of improvised music.

The objects I play with become extensions of the instrument itself, changing and individualising it.



Below is a selection of objects I use to create sound with. I talk about sound objects and their funtionality within my performance, their relationship and meaning to me in more detail in my article "Transmitting a listening", published in Diálogos com o Som, a collection of essays around Music and Transversality, edited by the University of the State of Minas Gerais (UEMG), Brazil.

Online version availabel here

photo by Petra Cvelbar