untitled composition for piano, field recordings, sine waves

Olivia Block

Thursday, September 16th, 12:00am, Midnight Concert Series, Trinity Cathedral.

Using the grand piano as both as a musical instrument, and as a resonating chamber for sounds, Olivia will perform a solo composition using the piano, small portable speakers, mallets, and other small objects as “preparations.” The small speakers and objects will be placed inside the piano, creating resonance through the interaction of the wood and strings of the piano and the sine tones and field recordings emanating from the speakers. While small contact microphones amplify the vibrations, she will build complex layers of sound, playing both the keys and the inside of the piano.

This ticketed performance will take place at Trinity Cathedral on September 16 at midnight.

 
 
Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

Image courtesy Everett Taasevigen

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Image courtesy of the artist

Image courtesy of the artist

Image courtesy of the artist