The Augmented Piano

7:30PM Wednesday, 15th May 2019

Renowned Canadian pianist Eve Egoyan presents The Augmented Piano, an immersive, multi-layered event combining music, film, and electronics.

Works by Gordon Monahan and Chiyoko Szlavnics reimagine the instrument, stretching the limits of how a piano can produce sound. Breathtaking explorations of the inside and outside of the piano, of overtone resonances, and the melding and bending of electronic tones coax the instrument into a new realm, inviting an entirely new perspective on sound and listening.

Works by Nicole Lizée and Ann Southam bring in visual elements to augment the piano. Lynch Etudes is Lizée’s fantastic tribute to the director, with cut-up piano music and a dazzling, mind-blowing collection of glitched clips from David Lynch films. The result is an immersive, psychedelic journey through a deconstructed version of the original storylines. Finally, Ann Southam’s Simple Lines of Enquiry, written for Eve Egoyan, is combined with artist David Rokeby’s Machine for Taking Time, in which 750,000 images are explored by a computer, which stitches together leisurely continuous pans across the city of Montreal. An expansive and meticulous meeting of art works, this presentation creates a meditation on space and the unfolding of sound through time.


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