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Exploring the Piano, Part 2: Tiny Little Feet

A normal, modern piano has three little feet, more commonly called “pedals”: On a grand piano, the right-most one is called the damper pedal, the left-most one the una corda, and the middle one the sostenuto. When depressed, the damper … Continue reading

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Exploring the piano, Part 1: The Box

The piano is a wonderful instrument. It’s big and imposing and loud (or quiet) and not that hard to write decent music for. In the world of electroacoustics though, the normal sound of piano playing doesn’t always blend into a … Continue reading

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New piano pieces

This is the final section of Naithan Bosse’s new piano piece, which I performed last Wednesday Oct. 16th, along with a new piece by Greg Burgess. Having scores like this is very helpful for me. In Naithan’s piece, I play … Continue reading

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Pianist (me)

This week, I have waved my arms in front of a kinect and learned several ways to confuse it. For example, standing like a stick and spinning around will make it think my legs are crossed (and make me look … Continue reading

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