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Michael Pisaro’s pi and numerical representation

Glover, Richard (2010) Michael Pisaro’s pi and numerical representation. CeReNeM Journal (1).

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    Abstract

    At 11.00am each and every week day in the Atrium of the University of Huddersfield Creative Arts
    building for the duration of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, pianist Philip Thomas
    performed one piece from the fifteen-piece cycle that comprises American composer Michael Pisaro’s
    pi (1-2594), for solo piano.
    The atrium is a space shared by the University’s
    Music and Art & Design departments, and continued
    operating as a busy workplace for those not involved
    with the festival throughout the week. These
    activities provided a backdrop for what became, for
    me at least, a pivotal event amongst the numerous
    other concerts taking place in hcmf. The combination
    of the piano and environmental sounds created
    a sound aggregate which demanded a continually
    shifting listening focus; the repetitive nature
    of the piece ensured that the piano was frequently
    at the forefront of my perception, however other
    times I was diverted by sonic interruptions elsewhere
    in the atrium, allowing me to explore my own
    perceptual focus as much as exploring the music.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
    Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2012 10:15
    Last Modified: 05 Apr 2012 10:15
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/13260

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