Piano Tapestry - Gasser, Pateras, Bolleter
- Date: Friday, 16 September 2011, 8pm
- Venue: Studio Underground — State Theatre Centre, William Street, Northbridge, Perth, WA
- Series: This event is part of the Totally Huge New Music Festival series
- Tickets: Adults: $30 | Concession: $20 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on +61(08)94841133
A rich mixture of virtuosic and extremely different approaches to the piano in the 21st century
Performers: Mark Gasser, Anthony Pateras, Ross Bolleter
Mark Gasser - Luigi Nono's ...sofferte onde serne... (1976),
Ronald Stevenson - Peter Grimes Fantasy & Motus Perpetuus Temporibus Fatalibus
Lindsay Vickery (new work)
Anthony Pateras - BLEED DON'T BLOCK (2011)
Ross Bolleter - The Entropic Piano - for five ruined pianos.
Anthony Pateras writes:
Although I've played piano since I was 5, writing music for the instrument itself has always been the biggest challenge for me. I use it as acompositional tool, a sample source, I prepare it, I improvise in numerous contexts with it, yet sitting down and writing a piece for it, despite numerous requests, leaves me blank. To circumvent this, I decided his year to develop and solidify my own personal lexicon of techniques into a formalised structure, or at least a set of parameters which were re-performable. This Perth performance is the first culmination of this approach…Throughout its composition I've tried to keep in mind the phrase "BLEED DON"T BLOCK" meaning, I'm trying to get away from my earlier starkly episodic structures, instead formalising something a bit more fluid, a bit more strange. Like my other extended work for myself, CHASMS (2007) for prepared piano, I guess this can only be performed by me. This is not any kind of statement - quite simply, I think I finally figured out that I can only write piano music for the way I play the piano.
Featured non-Australian music: Gasser, Stevenson
Featured Australian Works
|Bleed don't block by Anthony Pateras — World premiere|
|The Enthropic Piano by Ross Bolleter|
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