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KUN, a composition by Wendy Mae Chambers, is scored for 64 baby grand toy pianos and 64 toy pianists performing music composed utilizing the I Ching. Each toy piano represents one of the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching and the 2nd hexagram of the I Ching is named KUN. From 4:30PM until sunset at 8:31PM, 64 pianists play 64 baby grand toy pianos pianos arranged in yin/yang pairs, covering the expanse of Pier 15 and Pier 16 along The East River Waterfront Esplanade. The listener is invited to wander at will through the various piano stations, experiencing the composition in an almost infinite variety of configurations.
-River to River Festival website
For more info about KUN, visit http://www.64toypianos.com
Embedding is cool. Crediting is really cool.
Video + Editing: Thomas Deneuville
Opening animation: Daniel Thompson at DTWebart (http://www.dtwebart.com)
© 2012 I CARE IF YOU LISTEN
The small audience who braved a rare San Francisco thunderstorm to get to Redshift’s concert on April 12 was rewarded for their trip by an evening filled with mostly minimalist-influenced music, wine, and cookies. Redshift, a bi-coastal ensemble whose website says they are based in New York and San Francisco, consists of Jeff Anderle (clarinet), Rose Bellini (cello), Kate Campbell (piano), and Andie Springer (violin). The concert took place at Salle Pianos, a relatively new space in San Francisco that bills itself as a venue for “artists, musicians, models, painters, and art lovers.” The piano used for tonight’s performance was a Pleyel dating from the 1920s, and aside from an odd buzz or two during the second half (perhaps a broken string?), the instrument sounded as good as it looked.
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