Muscular Musical Interactions
Saturday 8 September, 2018 at 8pm
Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta (MALTA)
Renowned contemporary pianist Tricia Dawn Williams performs work by Tokyo-born avant-garde digital composer Atau Tanaka, before Tanaka himself performs a selection of his work. Tanaka’s pieces look at different ways in which forearm muscle tension can be used to sculpt sound. A sensor system detects the electromyogram (EMG) signal, electrical impulses from the nervous system causing muscle tension, and renders a musical instrument the performer’s own body, allowing him to articulate sound through concentrated gesture.
The performance will also include a selection of pieces performed by Williams, including the premiere of All Work and No Play by Maltese composer Ruben Zahra.
Buy Tickets – Spazju Kreattiv
LE LOUP by Atau Tanaka
SUSPENSIONS for piano & EMG sensors by Atau Tanaka
LIFTING by Atau Tanaka
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY for piano & video by Ruben Zahra
MYOGRAM by Atau Tanaka
TRANSIT for piano & video by Michel van der Aa
PIANO COUNTERPOINT for piano & tape, arrangement by Vincent Corver (2011) of SIX PIANOS by Steve Reich