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prepared piano

n
(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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In this concert too, they gave a remarkable performance which included a wide inventory of extended instrumental techniques, which included the fragile percussive sound of the partially prepared piano or so-called string piano, i.e.
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The prepared piano produces a tinny, toy-like color that adds a sense of childish simplicity to the already melodically simple and accompanimentally sparse songs.
Mostly performing as a trio, the group have used multiple prepared electric guitars struck with percussion mallets in an exciting sonic experiment, reminiscent of John Cage's work with prepared piano.
Gasparatos will perform as part of his Expanded Piano project, which will transform the Rialto theatre into a giant piano as the pianist plays his prepared piano piece.
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11 Easily Prepared Piano Arrangements, arranged by Carol Tornquist.
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Pianos are the only instruments used in this musical, and in addition to the traditional and toy varieties, there are two "prepared pianos." The prepared piano, developed by John Cage, is a piano whose strings have been kitted out with all manner of detritus which have foreign objects inserted into their strings, including screws, playing cards, and, as Merritt demonstrated for Village Voice interviewer Alexis Soloski, a gold-metal vibrator that they picked up at the sex shop next door to the theater.
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.