Klaviere

If there is one thing technology makes possible, it is to transport the composer's imagination to unknown sound worlds. Fifty years ago Stockhausen had already anticipated the potential of live interaction: a visionary anticipation that would become apparent years later in the emergence of the mixed repertory for solo instrument and electronics.

In the case of Klaviere, I have aimed to explore the classical sound splitting by means of a re-reading of the instrument, I construct a universe in which the ambiguity between the real and the unreal imposes itself. From the acoustic piano four more pianos emerge which dialogue with the first, creating a contrapuntal web over which the pianist navigates, travelling between the rigorousness of the score and the freedom of interaction itself.

Instrumentation

Piano

Real time electronics

Details

dur. : 10'

Commissioned by Jan Gerdes

World Premiere on January 20 2015 by Jan Gerdes at Unerhoerte musik (Berlin) 

Publishing

BabelScores (+info)

Performances

27. February 2019 | Jan Gerdes Hochschule für Musik & Theater (Hamburg/Germany)

28. Octuber 2018 | Jan Gerdes | Fundació Sa Nostra - Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

22. November 2015 Maison | Jan Gerdes | Franco-Britannique - Paris (France)

17. Octuber 2015 | Jan Gerdes | Ensemble d'Arts de Valencia  (Spain)

14. April 2015 | Jan Gerdes | Fundació Sa Nostra - Palma de Mallorca (Spain)