Octavi Rumbau
composer & sound artist

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Klaviere
piano & electronics
2014

2 or 4 channels real time sound processing [Max]
Duration: 11'

Commissioned by Jan Gerdes
Premiered in January 20 2015
Unerhoerte musik in Berlin (Germany)

If there is one thing technology makes possible, it is to transport the composer's imagination to unknown sound worlds. Fly years ago Stockhausen had already anticipated the potential of live interaction: a visionary anticipation that would become apparent years later in the  emergence of the mixed repertory for solo instrument and electronics.

In the case of Klaviere, I have aimed to explore the classical sound splitting by means of a re-reading of the instrument. Specifically, I construct a universe in which the ambiguity between the real  and the unreal imposes itself. From the acoustic piano four more pianos emerge which dialogue  with the first, creating a contrapuntal web over which the pianist navigates, travelling between the rigorousness of the score and the freedom of interaction itself.