LUMINATO - Solo for Duet: works for augmented piano and images

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Event Title: LUMINATO - Solo for Duet: works for augmented piano and images
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St W, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Price: $39+
  • Genre: --
  • External Link: luminatofestival.com
Description:

June 19 - 20, 2018

Solo for Duet: works for augmented piano and images

A deeply integrated virtuosic mix of sound, image, and unspoken narrative challenging traditional conceptions of piano and pianist

WORLD PREMIERE

An artist whose medium is the piano, over the past 20 years Eve Egoyan has continually re-invented her relationship with her instrument; a journey that has won her acclaim wherever she has performed. A deeply integrated virtuosic mix of sound, image, and unspoken narrative, Solo for Duet challenges traditional conceptions of piano and pianist in an innovative, multi-sensory journey that leads the audience through layered emotional musical worlds, at times introspective, startling, playful, poetic, and urgent.

A salutary reminder of how modern piano music can be so deeply affecting
— Edmonton Journal on Egoyan

Egoyan explores the potential of the disklavier, an acoustic piano with a computer interface, collaborating with notable composers and artists to layer composition, sampled sounds, film and interactive images to transform the piano into a visual instrument.

Working with a tour-de-force of Canadian artists, Egoyan performs a program that draws inspiration from the films of David Lynch, a Shakespearean sonnet, technical glitches, and more.

Program

Thought and Desire (piano and amplified voice) composer: Linda Catlin Smith
David Lynch Études (amplified piano, amplified voice/foot stomping/guitar and soundtrack with video) composer: Nicole Lizée
EVƎ (solo piano) composer: Michael Snow
Homonymy (prepared disklavier, voice, movement and video) composer/artist: John Oswald
Surface Tension (disklavier and real-time video), co-creators: Eve Egoyan and David Rokeby
Duet for solo piano (new work for sampling disklavier) composer: Eve Egoyan