WIKIPIANO at University of Leeds
Feb
22
1:00 PM13:00

WIKIPIANO at University of Leeds

Alexaner Schubert – WIKI-PIANO.NET
Scott McLaughlin – In the unknown there is already a script for transcendence
Kate Neal – Novel Piano
Christopher Fox – Five characters in search of a form

In WIKIPIANO, pianist Zubin Kanga performs innovative new works extending the piano with multimedia.

Leading German composer, Alexander Schubert’s new work features a website that allows the public to compose the score, just like a Wikipedia article, creating a constantly evolving work that explores internet culture.

Scott McLaughlin uses a range of magnetic resonators to conjure otherworldly sounds from the piano strings. Kate Neal uses stop-motion animation to create a whimsical exploration of virtuosity. And Christopher Fox combines film and piano in a work that plays games with with genre, style and the rehearsal process.

Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Leeds

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WIKIPIANO at Royal Holloway
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

WIKIPIANO at Royal Holloway

In this performance, pianist and Leverhulme Research Fellow Zubin Kanga performs newly-commissioned works that expand the possibilities of the piano through electronics, film, motion sensors and AI.

The concert includes Alexander Schubert’s WIKI-PIANO.NET, a work that It features a website that allows the public to edit the score and multimedia parts, creating a constantly evolving work that explores internet culture. Jon Rose’s Ballast is a wild virtuosic ride featuring a motion sensor controlling the electronics, Kate Neal’s Novel Piano uses stop motion animation in a whimsical work creating a piano out of everyday objects. Scott McLaughlin uses super-charged magnetic resonators to create otherworldly sounds from the piano. Finally, Adam de la Cour’s Transplant the Movie 2!: Operaion ‘Re-Rise’ Dark Return takes inspiration from 80s action and spy movies, as well as 80s video games, with a secret agent going undercover as a cocktail pianist to infiltrate an evil syndicate.

Refreshments will be available to purchase in the Windsor Building Foyer.
Season Tickets apply to this event.

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WIKIPIANO at De Montford University, Leicester
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

WIKIPIANO at De Montford University, Leicester

The De Montfort University Music, Technology & Innovation 2018-19 concert series presents:

ZUBIN KANGA: PIANO EX MACHINA
'Silver Screens, Black Mirrors'

'Piano Ex Machina' is the latest major international touring project by ‘cyborg pianist’ Zubin Kanga. Building on his major ‘Dark Twin’ (2015) and ‘Cyborg Pianist’ (2016) international tours, this project combines cutting edge multimedia technology and piano virtuosity, with ground-breaking new work exploring sci-fi concepts, motion capture, artificial intelligence (AI), internet culture, interactive video and film history.

'Silver Screens, Black Mirrors' explores screen culture and our obsessive and sometimes toxic relationships to visual media including film, the internet and television series.

Works by Alexander Schubert, Christopher Fox, Claudia Molitor and Adam de la Cour.

PACE building, Richmond Street, Leicester UK, LE2 7BQ
Start time 7pm

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WIKIPIANO at Free Range
Feb
7
7:30 PM19:30

WIKIPIANO at Free Range

Free Range is proud to present the internationally established contemporary music pianist Zubin Kanga performing new multi-media pieces for piano and electronics.

Zubin Kanga performs newly commissioned works that expand the possibilities of the piano through electronics, film and magnets. This concert includes Alexander Schubert’s WIKI-PIANO.NET, a work featuring a website that allows the public to edit the score and multimedia parts, creating a constantly evolving work that explores internet culture. Visit the website to make your own edits before the performance. Scott McLaughlin uses super-charged e-bows and magnetic resonators to create otherworldly sounds from the piano. Finally, Adam de la Cour’s Transplant the Movie 2!: Operation ‘Re-Rise’ Dark Returntakes inspiration from 80s action and spy movies, as well as 80s video games, with a secret agent going undercover as a cocktail pianist to infiltrate an evil syndicate.

Zubin invites everyone to contribute to WIKI-PIANO.NET prior to, and during, the concert. All kinds of content are welcome and will become part of the performance: http://http://wiki-piano.net/

The opening set features an eight-piece ensemble performing music by Lawrence Crane and John Cage. Am Horizont is a concert series run by the composer Sam Messer, and tonight they present a performance of Octet by Lawrence Crane. Crane has written of his work: “I use simple and basic musical objects; common chords and intervals, arpeggios, drones, cadences, fragments of scales and melodies. The materials may seem familiar – perhaps even rather ordinary – but my aim is to find a fresh beauty in these objects by placing them in new structural and formal contexts”.

Zubin Kanga playing to Transplant: The Movie! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=24&v=0_goWT3xG58

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Ensemble Offspring: Polytopes de Launceston
Jan
19
to Jan 20

Ensemble Offspring: Polytopes de Launceston

Lasers, electronics, amplified percussion and harpsichord.Audio-visual artist Robin Fox and new music mavericks Ensemble Offspring (Claire Edwardes and Zubin Kanga) rework Greek composer Iannis Xenakis’ landmark, yet little known Polytopes.

Large-scale architectural environments combining sound, light and colour, taking on two of Xenakis’ instrumental works, Komboi and Rebonds. Presented as part of MOFO 2019.

PERFORMANCES

January 19, 11pm Albert Hall, Launceston
FREE ENTRY

PROGRAM

Iannis Xenakis – Komboi (1989)
Iannis Xenakis – Rebonds (1981)
+ Robin Fox – Polytopes

PERFORMERS

Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Zubin Kanga (piano)

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