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Kent M

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The Bowed Piano
« on: February 05, 2008, 06:11:49 PM »
I heard a feature this morning on NPR's Morning Edition about a bowed piano.

"To get a sense of what the bowed piano is, imagine a grand piano with the lid lifted off. Ten musicians crowd around, leaning over the innards of the instrument, like a team of surgeons performing an operation."

Link to article and sound clips: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18666248

I though Hypnos listeners would appreciate this.

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Re: The Bowed Piano
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 06:40:37 PM »
I heard a feature this morning on NPR's Morning Edition about a bowed piano.

"To get a sense of what the bowed piano is, imagine a grand piano with the lid lifted off. Ten musicians crowd around, leaning over the innards of the instrument, like a team of surgeons performing an operation."

Link to article and sound clips: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18666248


Saw him and his "surgeons" do this in 1987. Lovely stuff, though at that time heavily indebted to Steve Reich. Thanks for this! Will revisit!

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Re: The Bowed Piano
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2008, 08:37:28 PM »
I heard a feature this morning on NPR's Morning Edition about a bowed piano.

"To get a sense of what the bowed piano is, imagine a grand piano with the lid lifted off. Ten musicians crowd around, leaning over the innards of the instrument, like a team of surgeons performing an operation."

Link to article and sound clips: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18666248


Saw him and his "surgeons" do this in 1987. Lovely stuff, though at that time heavily indebted to Steve Reich. Thanks for this! Will revisit!


Same here, I saw Stephen Scott's ensemble at a new music festival here in Los Angeles back in 1985. Just last week I pulled out an old LP of his music and gave it a spin. Nice stuff.
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