For the full story on the new aleatoric work seen being performed above on a Bösendorfer at the Two Moors Festival in the UK, take An Overgrown Path. Image credit BBC News 

2 Responses to “New music for prepared piano”
  1. tig says:

    Incidentally, the The Guardian’s report gives a clue as to whether the result would have sounded like a Tex Avery cartoon:

    As its wooden casing splintered, it gave a death rattle described by Ms Adie as “a deafening noise like 10 honky-tonk pianos being hit by mallets”. Her husband John, the festival’s manager, said: “It made an incredible racket—like something from a cartoon.”

    S, tig

  2. Alex Ross says:

    I hope Philip Corner is getting royalties.

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