STEIM Events | STEIM Events Archive 2011
11 April 2011 | 20:30 | Concert | Free
Conlon Music Prize for Disklavier Plus: Works in Progress
Presentations of works in progress for the Disklavier Plus, digital/mechanical grand piano by Danny de Graan, Chad Langford, Robert van Heumen, Daniel Schorno, Gert-Jan Prins and Wouter Snoei.
Date: Monday April 11
Location: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
This year Conlon has two important projects to encourage and facilitate new works for the Disklavier. The sounding results of these projects will be presented in a concert during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2011 in Utrecht.
The first project is the first Conlon International Music Prize for Disklavier Plus. The submitted works for the competition may be composed for Disklavier solo with electronics, for Disklavier with one acoustic instrument, and/or for combinations with other media. Using alternative controllers (for example, joysticks, Wiiremotes, sensor suits, wireless controllable toys), live sampling or the "preparation" of the Disklavier are among the possible techniques to be utilized in the realization of the composer's artistic ideas. The winner of the Conlon International Music Prize for Disklavier Plus will be announced in the first week of July, 2011.
Secondly, Conlon has an ongoing project to create varied and adventurous works for Disklavier. In the context of that project, six composers were invited by Conlon to write a new work: Danny de Graan, Chad Langford, Robert van Heumen, Daniel Schorno, Gert-Jan Prins and Wouter Snoei.
In the two weeks preceeding April 11 the invited composers have had the opportunity to work in STEIM's studio 3 with the Disklavier to experiment with the possibilities of the instrument. On this evening some of them will present their work in progress. There will be a combination of discussion, concepts, and short musical previews.
More information on the Prize: http://www.conlon.nl.
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