Germany's Magda Mayas accompanied "Voyage a travers l'impossible" for prepared piano
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
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.
Cage's own invention, prepared piano
was a standard piano whose strings were rigged with paper, rubber bands, and other materials to produce clanky or buzzy percussive sounds.
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.
Her range is impeccable; she tackles prepared piano
, minimalism, and jazz standards, all under one umbrella.
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.