Prepared Piano

Prepared Piano

The UH Contemporary Music Ensemble performs on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

The featured work in this semester’s performance will be Stephen Scott’s “Vikings of the Sunrise for ‘bowed piano ensemble’: a group of 10 musicians who play directly on the strings by striking them with piano hammers, plucking with guitar picks and – perhaps most notably – bowing the strings with rosined fishing line. The piece directly relates to Hawai’i (the subtitle is “Fantasy on the Polynesian Star Navigators“). The composer will come to Hawai’i for the performance.

Click on these links to learn more about “preparing a piano”:

How to prepare a piano in less than 60 seconds

A Bowed Piano is the Key

The concert will also feature works by two UH student composers, as well as works by Henry Cowell and Curtis Curtis-Smith.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 7:30 pm
Orvis Auditorium
$10 general admission
$6 students, seniors, UH faculty/staff (ID required)