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Prepared Piano #1

It’s 70 years since John Cage completed his collection of Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano. 1948, the year that Mahatma Gandhi was murdered, the United Nations created the Jewish state of Israel in Palestine, as well as adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the Treaty of Brussels was signed, which led to the EU; all of which have come back to haunt and taunt us. 91 more words

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Zoe Efstathiou & Egil Kalman

Egil Kalman – modular synthesizer
Zoe Efstathiou – prepared piano

Inspiration

HERE'S ONE I PREPARED EARLIER

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Find somewhere to sit, it doesn’t matter where. Imagine a musician entering the space and preparing to perform. Count to two hundred and seventy-three in beats as close to a second apart as you can manage. 708 more words

Particular Platters

Sonatas I-III for Prepared Piano - Revision Notes

John Cage was one of the most influential composers in 20th Century experimental music, and his infamous 4’33 is the subject of many musical jokes. One of his greatest legacies was the prepared piano – by placing objects on or between the piano’s strings, Cage essentially created a one-person percussion ensemble. 571 more words

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