Piano Concerto

Piano Concerto

Piano Concerto 150 150 Christian Winther Christensen
YEAR OF COMPOSITION: 2018

The work is a close-to-silent homage to the piano concert genre. A work based on clichés in a silencing universe. The piano functions both as a percussion instrument and as a narrative monster from the past with its big chords in A minor and G Major. The piano concert is in four movements.The work is based on a technique used in some of my previous works. The instrument is already pre-recorded, and the sound of it only comes out by touching the piano keys without pressing them down. It works with a lot of contact microphones that respond to the sound of the pianist’s nails touching the keys.  In this piano concerto, the pre-recorded material isn’t fixed in an audio file, but instead another pianist behind the scenes is playing on a midi keyboard to control it live. Only the last movement is fixed because of an extremely important relation in tempo in the material. The work is composed for SWR Symfoni Orchestra & Eclat Festival.