The piano: with its 52 white and 36 black keys, the piano continues to attract many musicians for its wide range and deep musicality. The “Three Views of the Keyboard” project is centred around the piano as an instrument and looks at the history, present, and future of cutting-edge keyboard music using acoustic, prepared, and electronic methods.
This series of concerts follows on from “Feldman meets freq”, which took place in February 2022. Enjoy the music of outstanding composers and performers from the Kyushu University’s Faculty of Design and from around the world. We will be very happy if you can see another side of the keyboard in a new light.
Part 2: “Hyper Piano: Beyond the Keyboard”
Date: October 30, 2022 (Sun) 16:00 start, 15:30 open
Performers: Reina Nishioka (piano), Keita Matsumiya, art student (electronics)
John Cage “Bacchanale” for prepared piano (1940)
Keita Matsumiya “Shitatari” for hybrid piano (2019)
Cassandra Miller “Philip the Wanderer” Piano and Page Turner (2013)
Cage, “Music for Marcel Duchamp” for prepared piano (1947)
Jonathan Harvey “Tombeau de Messiaen” for piano and tape (1994)
Michael Pisaro “fields have ears (1)” for piano and tape (2008)
After Talk: Reina Nishioka, Keita Matsumiya, Kazuhiro Jo, Daryl Semison