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Sound Bored? Soundboard ! Sounding Cultural Nuance at the Piano

9 September 2015

11:30 - 10:30 hrs (GMT +7)

The piano’s endless possibilities for connoting and imitating music outside western tradition and expanding that tradition have inspired musician into the digital age. Why might hearing correspondences in singing traditions and instruments from other cultures help a western classically trained pianist enter an array of musical worlds of player? How could they explore and aurally imaginative vocabulary at the piano to enter to compositional soundscapes and ideas of contemporary composers? 

In this performance/ talk, I will present sound, nuance, touch, phrasing, tone worlds and their imaginative use in improvisation and compositions corresponding with music from Bali, Thailand, Myanmar and China.

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