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84* Pianos - Pandemic Edition


84* Pianos - Pandemic Edition

  • Date: Friday, 12 June 2020, 6pm AEST
  • Venue: Live streaming event (online only) — National, Australia

Event Details

Clocked Out are inviting YOU to join 84* Pianos – Global Pandemic Edition on June 12th, 6pm AEST

(*please note this number will be replaced by the number of participating pianists in Australia. Current count is 100+.)

Presented by Clocked Out, Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Tangible Media and the School of Creative Industries at USC.

​Clocked Out team up with sound artist Leah Barclay and video artist Greg Harm to present 84 Pianos – Global Pandemic Edition: 84 pianists playing together on 84 pianos coming to you in a live audio and video mix from 84 homes around Australia/the world.

From crashing tone clusters, droning arpeggios, and blues syncopations gone mad to soft ambient soundscapes, 84 Pianos is a choose-your-own adventure entry inside a piece of new music, conceived by Vanessa Tomlinson and composed by Erik Griswold.

Originally created for all of the pianos at the Queensland Conservatorium (there are 84), and premiered in World Science Festival 2017 as part of 100 Ways to Listen, the work now goes national, with pianists from around the country, invited to take part in a live performance from their own homes and studios. This global pandemic edition will not be limited to 84: we will include as many pianists from as many houses from all corners of the country into the mix as we can.

The 84 Pianos – Global Pandemic Edition one-time-only performance will be live-streamed on YouTube and pianist locations will be geo-located on the Locus Sonus SoundMap project.

We are inviting performers to livestream their audio only to Leah who will be doing a live mix of all the feeds – no video. However, we are also asking performers to pre-upload photos of their piano to our video-wizard Greg Harm who will then do a live mix of the photos, live video of the composer performing the work, and live mapping of the national soundscape.

We invite you to join this innovation project in three ways: 

1) to perform,

2) to see and hear Leah Barclay and Greg Harm’s unique live mixes via youtube live (that will be hosted on this site)

3) to create your own live sound mix using the Locus Sonus Sound Map.

If you want to participate, it is recommended that participating pianists have the equivalent of AMEB grade 6 standard, have access to a smartphone or laptop to livestream audio of their performance, and be willing to attend at least one virtual training session before the performance (dates and times tbc).

For all details, score, EOIs and uploads, go to http://www.100waystolisten.com/ 

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

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