Hans Tutschku

virtual bodies


for piano and live-electronics
year: 2017
duration: 13:30
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.


Premiere at UNM, Albuquerque on March 27, 2018

(listen with headphones of possible)

back to top