Music for Robotic Piano in Huddersfield Sunday October 25
This Sunday the 25th of October
please join us
in Phipps Hall at the University of Huddersfield
at 7:30 pm
for an evening of music for a robotic piano (RHEA) and humans, including
Alexander F. Müller
Concert will last roughly 2 hours with a break in the middle. Works vary in duration from 45″ to 45′ and vary considerably in character as well, and in volume, from near silence, to, uhhh….
From Ritsch’s website: “Autoklavierspieler”, invented by Winfried Ritsch, is an robot piano player, also called “Vorsetzer”, designed to play every common (grand) piano with individual dynamics for each key as fast as possible. A massive frame with 88 electromechanical finger, which are moved by solenoids, is mounted on a keyboard. Controlled by microcontrollers, which are driven over a dedicated computer, the Autoklavierspieler can be controlled over Network, MIDI files and realtime generated algorithmic music.
Peter Ablinger has arranged for his long-time collaborator (Ritsch) and one of their pianos to visit Huddersfield for a residency and workshop. They will present works on the Sunday concert along with world premiers of new works by CeReNem-based composers including Daniel Portelli, Alexander F. Müller, Lawrence Dunn, Pablo Vergara, Jorge Boehringer, Alex Grimes, and David Pocknee.
The recording in the video above is from a test of my piece Unnatural Processes, which is in three movements ( A. reflections move in both directions/ B. border state’s rights/ C. the flock momentarily assumes an aspect of the head of Dmitri Shostakovich before departing into the distance). I will perform this piece live with RHEA, the robot piano, in the concert. What does that mean? Come over to Huddersfield and find out.
Robotic Piano Concert
Sunday 25th October
7:30, Phipps Hall
University of Huddersfield
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