Instant Composing

14. Tage Neuer Musik in Weimar

Christine Kono (Japan/USA), David Kern (USA),
Dimitris Kraniotis (Griechenland), EFIM

The electroacoustic live-treatments of the piano are all controlled by the pianist himself. During his playing the musical gestures are traced and interpreted by the computer program to determine a big ensemble of parameters for the generation and playback of the electroacoustic part. This allows for the player a very direct "action - reaction" between the piano part and the electroacoustic sounds. They become a sort of prolongation of these instrumental gestures. The energy of the instrumentalist is causing decision-making in the electroacoustic part (which never will play exactly the same way) and is controlling equally the sound spatialization around the public.