Pianophasing

Pianophasing is based on a vision of the work's composer, Kristoffer Zegers.

As a child, Zegers was fascinated by the rhythmic phases of church-bells, which never ring in time. When he began to compose, he noticed that even pieces of music with minimal rhythmical differences are sometimes subject to these phases. It is this 'weakness' (which often appears just by playing) that is the strongest element of pianophasing, making rhythmical variations possible despite the piece being fully composed and notated. 50 pianists and 25 pianos come together in this large-scale performance.

Pianophasing II is a development on his earlier version. It is more complex in structure and more developed in harmonies. Pianophasing II is played in the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in England. Before this concert pianophasing was played in the Novembermusic festival in the Netherlands. March 2010 Pianophasing is shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.