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Concrete & Glass, May 10

Piano Migration II: Video responsive instrument. Concrete and Glass Festival, 20 Hoxton Square Projects Gallery, Hoxton Square, London. Exhibition 20 - 27 May, 2010 Live performance - 20 May, 7pm.

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This video is made up from extracts from an audio recording of the performance mixed with photographs and video footage of the installation. The festival was filmed by Rockfeedback and there is a really nice video on their website of 'Week 2' from Concrete and Glass. Piano Migrations is featured at 3:11.

The inside of an old upright piano, rescued from destruction, is transformed into a light activated instrument. Video projections move across the surface of the piano strings, triggering small machines to twitch and flutter causing the strings to resonate. For one night, this installation became a site for performance. Video projections activated the piano strings, and simultaneously provided a graphic score for improvisation.  Audio-visual artist Kathy Hinde was joined by laptop musician Matthew Olden, cellist Simon McCorry and multi-instrumentalist Nahum Mantra to present a performance where image becomes sound and sound becomes image through a series of transformations realised through acoustic sound, live sampling, automata and projections.

Curated by Lumin as part of the Concrete and Glass festival.

Light Activated Piano
video projection of birds triggering devices to play piano strings
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video projection of birds triggering devices to play piano strings
Duplicate of videopiano hoxton1
Exhibited at 20 Hoxton Square Projects, London, May 2010
Duplicate of videopiano hoxton2
Exhibited at 20 Hoxton Square Projects, London, May 2010
Duplicate of videopiano hoxton3
Performance with installation, Hoxton, London, May 2010
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Preparing for performance, Hoxton, London, May 2010