installation for piano parts and LEDs
Anticipating John Cage’s more famous “silent” piece 4’33’’ by thirty years, Erwin Schulhoff’s (1894-1942) In Futurum for solo piano (1919) is nothing but rests in both hands, supplemented by question mark articulations, cryptic smiles made of slurs, and cheeky directions (“play the whole piece with expression and feeling freely, always, to the very end!“).
The piece "Essay" is a first attempt at using the piano with live electronics.
The Just Intonation Toolkit is a very simple free resource that allows musicians to hear and play intervals other those found in equal temperament tuning system.
Here is a live performance from the UCSC Electronic Music Concert on November 14th, 2010.
Color a sound is an installation that uses an overhead projector and a camera to create an inverse color organ that can be played like a player piano.
Author: Jon Weinel and Robert Ratcliffe
'Mutations' is a composition by composer Robert Ratcliffe which manipulates scored piano material to create mutations, which are then performed with a Disklavier.