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prepared piano

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(Instruments) a piano in which some strings have been damped by having objects placed between them or tuned differently from the rest for specific tonal effect. This process was pioneered by John Cage
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Most of his output seems to fall under the rubric of twelve-tone music, but references to performance art, popular music, minimalism, prepared piano, jazz, swing, and boogie-woogie also appear in Hennenberg's descriptions (pp.
11 Easily Prepared Piano Arrangements, arranged by Carol Tornquist.
On piano is Craig Taborn, on double bass is Larry Grenadier, and on drums is Eric Harland, while playing a more subtle addition to this core quartet is David Virelles, who adds prepared piano, celeste and harmonium.
Mayas and Cajlan-Wissel worked with prepared piano -- that is with various objects (different types of balls, small hammers, Styrofoam blocks .
The malevolent description aims to evoke in the reader the impression that Cage's music - here, Gorodinsky is evidently referring to his works for prepared piano - represents something impertinent and unacceptable:
He combines his classical training with a highly experimental approach, focusing his efforts on the prepared piano - placing objects (including leather, tin foil, and corks) on or in between the strings of the instrument.
Each song was arranged on a prepared piano around a central structure, which was then elaborated on or winnowed down with help from his literal bags of tricks.
Apart from 4'33'' which he wrote in 1952, another of his famous creations is the prepared piano - a piano with its sound altered by placing various objects in the strings - for which he wrote numerous dance-related works and a few concert pieces.
As Trisha Brown's Present Tense begins, Neal Beasley is alone onstage before a backdrop of interlocking colored shapes, rib the sounds of John Cage's prepared piano he leans on the air and twists his upper body against his lower so that it unfurls as fast as a spun-around swing.
Strings and percussion take the place of a traditional piano whilst the score also incorporates the less familiar use of a hunting horn, a tape recorder, an out of tune prepared piano and a ventilator.
The Tin Hat Trio comprises Rob Burger (accordion, piano, prepared piano, toy piano, field organ, celeste, harmonicas), Carl Kihlstedt (violin, viola, trumpet violin, voice), and Mark Orton (guitar, prepared guitar, dobro, banjo).