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PIONEER: THE WELL-PREPARED PIANO

Quirky versions of Bach’s preludes and fugues in which wooden sticks, rubber bands and ping-pong balls produce novel sounds and dimensions from a “well-prepared piano”.

PIONEER: THE WELL-PREPARED PIANO

Quirky versions of Bach’s preludes and fugues in which wooden sticks, rubber bands and ping-pong balls produce novel sounds and dimensions from a “well-prepared piano”.

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We’re talking about Mathias Halvorsen’s well-prepared piano, which tackles Bach’s stately The Well-Tempered Clavier and its legendary exploration of different keys.

Halvorsen has created versions of Bach’s preludes and fugues unlike any other, using wooden sticks, rubber bands and ping-pong balls to produce novel sounds and dimensions from a “well-prepared piano”. Music anchored in Bach but ready for the future.

In this clip, Mathias Halvorsen enthusiastically experiments with the Goldberg Variations as his starting point.

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Our Pioneer series treats you to contemporary music lovingly combined with other art forms, like painting, film, audio-visual elements or drama. If you’re into cutting-edge performances, this season’s six Saturday nights in the Stenhammarsalen are a must.Our subscriptions save you 30% compared with the regular price of individual tickets.

Programme


J S Bach Das wohltemperierte Klavier


Participants


Mathias Halvorsen piano


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