‘Composing for Material Indeterminacy [or] “what a piano wants to do”’
Ahead of Zubin Kanga’s performance of my piece for prepared-piano and magnetic resonators, this talk looks at composition as the development of strategies for structuring the indeterminate sounding of an unstable instrument. I’ll demonstrate how the piano is made unstable, how this allows the material agency of the piano to come to the fore, and how the piece is composed “around” this agency.
* Following this presentation, work by Scott McLaughin will be performed by Zubin Kanga during ‘Silver Screens/Steel Strings’, which is part of the City, University of London Concert Series. For more information and ticket reservations, click here.