The Prepared Piano Ensemble

On 24 March, thPP ensemble at Nishie newly formed ANU Prepared Piano Ensemble performed a set on (or should I say, ‘in’) the grand piano installation in the unique Nishi Grand Stair (Canberra). We explored interesting sounds and complex textures by collectively playing both the inside and outside of the piano. Aside from playing the keys, the inside of the piano was struck with various sticks and mallets, bowed (using rosined ribbon), plucked, and prepared with various objects including, but not limited to, cymbals, glass bottles, stones, bolts, and beads.

PP ensemble at Nishi2

(Photos by Peter Hislop)

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