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Pianotissage Philippe Lauzier

Pianotissage is a sound installation that develops a play on the soundboard of a grand piano. Inspired by a loom, suspended furniture lets a tangle of threads down, sneaking between the strings of the piano, weaving in and out by motor or by hand. Like the action of excessively long bows, the sound result that occurs by friction is massive, pointillist. The colored threads stand out, delicate and vibrant, in the high and empty space that overhangs the piano. As the lines of several fluorescent pencils, they tear the sounds out of the instrument’s belly, while indulging in their fragile tension, mechanical kinetics. On the other hand, as part of the prepared piano current, chosen objects are arranged/manipuled on a selection of strings to otherwise color the sound.

With the help of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts, Philippe Lauzier created Pianotissage in 2018 during a residency at Avatar in Quebec City. He collaborated with the pianist and interdiciplinary artist Belinda Campbell to develop with her, a performance which was premiered as part of the exhibitions of the Mois Multi 2019. The result of this performance is the music that can be heard on this new Mikroclimat release.

  • Mikroclimat
  • MKR 117 / 2020
  • UPC/EAN 771028301782
  • Total duration: 29:01

Stereo

  • 88 kHz, 24 bits

• MP3 • OGG • FLAC

Pianotissage

Philippe Lauzier

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