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Kings Place, June 09

20:00, Tuesday June 2nd, 2009 - This Isn't For You : Music and Machines, Kings Place, London.

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Curated by leading contemporary pianist, Sarah Nicolls (London Sinfonietta, WARP's Alexander's Annexe), Sonatas, Pianos, Machines and Interludes is a night of machine-like pianos and piano-like machines, building on the legacy of extended technique and Cage's experiments into prepared piano. Each idiosyncratic instrument, encompassing the hybrid, the automated and the inside out, has been lovingly developed by its creator/performer, all of whom bring their invention to life in an evening of music on a spectrum from the lyrical to the mechanical.

Featuring German improviser and composer Andrea Neumann, working between electronic and handmade sounds, technical wunderkind Felix's Machines, Piano Migrations installations from interdisciplinary artist Kathy Hinde, Sarah Nicolls performing on her modified piano with interactive techonology, and the dazzlingly beautiful Piano Baschet-Malbos following its sold out appearance at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

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