Hans Tutschku

virtual bodies

for piano and live-electronics
year: 2017
duration: 10:00
studio: Harvard University Studios for Electroacoustic Composition
first performance: March 27, 2018 by H.T. , Keller Hall, University of New Mexico

The relationship between instruments and electronics has occupied my work for the past 35 years. The piano always played a special role as it was my first instrument: 'Das Bleierne Klavier', 'Zellen-Linien', 'Shadow of bells' and 'Irrgaerten' are large-scale compositions, all putting a magnifying glass on specific compositional aspects.
'virtual bodies' is based on an improvised piano part and a set of possibilities to treat sound and time in the electronics. Real and virtual sonorities enter into a dialogue where clear lines are blurred, and definitions of action/reaction redesigned throughout the piece.

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