Zubin Kanga at Nonclassical
May
22
8:30 PM20:30

Zubin Kanga at Nonclassical

Catch London and Sydney-based pianist and composer Zubin Kanga and experimental group The House of Bedlam, as they perform an evening of new music at The Victoria, Dalston.

Zubin Kanga has a particular interest in interactive technologies, specifically through how the role of the pianist can be extended through live and fixed electronics, film, live video, motion sensors and AI. This performance features new works for keyboards, electronics and video by Neil Luck, Laurence Osborn and his own work, as well as a performance of Alexander Schubert's internet-based score, WIKI-PIANO.NET

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Piano Ex Machina at Brisbane Conservatorium
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Piano Ex Machina at Brisbane Conservatorium

 PIANO EX MACHINA is the latest mind-bending piano and multimedia international tour by award-winning London-based pianist, Zubin Kanga. Following his critically acclaimed tours Dark Twin (2015) and Cyborg Pianist (2016), Kanga returns to Australia performing ground-breaking works exploring video games, internet culture, 80s action cinema, sci-fi, 3D motion sensors, analogue synths, stop-motion animation and Artificial Intelligence. Featuring new works by some of today’s most pioneering composers for music and multimedia: Alexander Schubert, Jon Rose, Kate Neal, Tristan Coelho, Ben Carey, Adam de la Cour and Zubin Kanga.

 

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Piano Ex Machina (Perth)
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

Piano Ex Machina (Perth)

PIANO EX MACHINA is the latest mind-bending piano and multimedia international tour by award-winning London-based pianist, Zubin Kanga. Following his critically acclaimed tours Dark Twin (2015) and Cyborg Pianist (2016), Kanga returns to Australia performing ground-breaking works exploring video games, internet culture, 80s action cinema, sci-fi, 3D motion sensors, analogue synths, stop-motion animation and Artificial Intelligence. Featuring new works by some of today’s most pioneering composers for music and multimedia: Alexander Schubert, Jon Rose, Kate Neal, Tristan Coelho, Ben Carey, Adam de la Cour and Zubin Kanga.

State Theatre of WA
Info and tickets at https://www.ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/state-theatre-centre-of-wa/whats-on/piano-ex-machina/

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Piano Ex Machina (Sydney)
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Piano Ex Machina (Sydney)

PIANO EX MACHINA is the latest mind-bending piano and multimedia international tour by award-winning London-based pianist, Zubin Kanga. Following his critically acclaimed tours Dark Twin (2015) and Cyborg Pianist (2016), Kanga returns to Australia performing ground-breaking works exploring video games, internet culture, 80s action cinema, sci-fi, 3D motion sensors, analogue synths, stop-motion animation and Artificial Intelligence. Featuring new works by some of today’s most pioneering composers for music and multimedia: Alexander Schubert, Jon Rose, Kate Neal, Tristan Coelho, Ben Carey, Adam de la Cour and Zubin Kanga.

7:30pm at Sydney Conservatorium of Music – booking details tbc

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Piano Ex Machina (Melbourne)
Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

Piano Ex Machina (Melbourne)

PIANO EX MACHINA is the latest mind-bending piano and multimedia international tour by award-winning London-based pianist, Zubin Kanga. Following his critically acclaimed tours Dark Twin (2015) and Cyborg Pianist (2016), Kanga returns to Australia performing ground-breaking works exploring video games, internet culture, 80s action cinema, sci-fi, 3D motion sensors, analogue synths, stop-motion animation and Artificial Intelligence. Featuring new works by some of today’s most pioneering composers for music and multimedia: Alexander Schubert, Jon Rose, Kate Neal, Tristan Coelho, Ben Carey, Adam de la Cour and Zubin Kanga.

7:30 at at the Prudence Myer Studio, Ian Potter Southbank Centre

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Silver Screens/Steel Strings at City, University of London
Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

Silver Screens/Steel Strings at City, University of London

Zubin Kanga returns to City with new works for piano and multimedia, encompassing everything from extrovert explorations of cinema to starkly coloured drones.

Programme

  • Christopher Fox, Five Characters in Search of a Form

  • Scott McLaughlin, In the unknown there is already a script for transcendence

  • Jon Rose, Ballast (world premiere)

  • Zubin Kanga, new work (world premiere)

  • Nicole Lizée, Scorsese Etudes (world premiere of expanded version)

Christopher Fox’s new work pits the pianist against a doppelganger from the far past, exploring and distorting the pianistic canon. Scott McLaughlin uses supercharged e-bows and magnetic resonators to explore ever-shifting drone harmonics. Kanga's own new work melds analogue synths and a plethora of sounds from the interior of the instrument. Jon Rose draws on his own experience as an improviser with violin and motion sensors in Ballast, a wild exploration of pianistic hyper-virtuosity, expanded using progressively multiplying virtual pianos controlled by a 3D hand sensor. Finally, Nicole Lizée expands her critically acclaimed Scorsese Etudes, an ingenious collage of film clips and live piano, with the addition of further footage by the great American auteur from Taxi Driver, and Goodfellas to Wolf of Wall Street.

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WIKIPIANO at The CUBE, Graz (Austria)
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

WIKIPIANO at The CUBE, Graz (Austria)

Dienstag, 19. März 2019, 19:00 Uhr
Open CUBE - Zubin Kanga - WIKIPIANO

Alexander Schubert – WIKI-PIANO.NET (2018, Austrian Premiere) 
Claudia Molitor – You touched the twinkle on the helix of my ear (2018, Austrian Premiere) 
Christopher Fox – Five Characters in Search of a Form (2018, Austrian Premiere) 
Nicole Lizée – Scorsese Etudes (2018, Austrian Premiere) 

Zubin Kanga performs newly commissioned works for piano and multimedia, 
drawing from a range of inspirations including internet culture, film, TV, video art 
and sci-fi culture. 

Alexander Schubert’s WIKI-PIANO.NET is constantly recomposed by the internet community. Claudia Molitor uses video of her own hands to create a gestural dialogue with the pianist. Christopher Fox creates a dialogue between the onstage pianist and their onscreen doppelganger in a work exploring adaptation, translation and transformation. And Nicole Lizée continues her celebrated series of film auteur-based works with an exploration of the iconic films of Martin Scorsese.

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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 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 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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