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Extended Piano

Berweck, Sebastian (2009) Extended Piano. [Audio]
 
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Creators:Berweck, Sebastian
Abstract:

Performer: Sebastian Berweck (piano and analogue electronics)

Compositions by James Saunders, Benjamin Lang, Michael Maierhof, Thomas Wenk, Johannes Kreidler

Text by Michael Rebhahn ‘Leaving the comfort zone: Sebastian Berweck’s revision of the piano’ (translation into English by Philipp Blume; booklet in English and German)

Research area: experimental piano music and contemporary performance practice

This collection of works extends the arena of action for both the piano as an instrument and the pianist as performer. Using simple analogue electronics and preparations, these compositions reveal ‘shadow aspects’ of ‘pianism’ by transposing the way the pianist performs beyond the keyboard.

Sebastian Berweck is one of the most sought-after pianists in the field of experimental contemporary music. He has commissioned and premiered over 100 works and appeared as a soloist at the Salzburger Festspiele, ISCM Wolrd Music days (Switzerland, Stuttgart, Vilnius), Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Spring in Heidelberg, Nous Sons Festival Barcelona and the Damstadt Summer Courses. He is the co-founder of stock11.de, a collective of composers and performers and is researching performance practice issues surrounding music with live electronics at CeReNeM, University of Huddersfield.

Contributors:
ContributionNameEmail
ComposerSaunders, James
ComposerLang, Benjamin
ComposerMairehof, Michael
ComposerWenk, Thomas
ComposerKriedler, Johannes
Writer of accompanying materialRebhahn, Michael
TranslatorBlume, Philipp
ArtistSpikin, Mikem.s.spikin@hud.ac.uk
Item Type:Audio
Additional Information:HCR CD01. Huddersfield Contemporary Records is a CD and DVD label formed as a partnership between Huddersfield University Press and the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) in association with the Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music, UK.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Extended Piano, HCR, Huddersfield Contemporary Records, Sebastian Berweck
Schools:School of Music, Humanities and Media
Date:October 2009
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ID Code:8406
Deposited By:Graham Stone
Deposited On:27 Aug 2010 16:02
Last Modified:27 Aug 2010 16:12
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