Piano Insides

Friday, August 24, 2012


Explore the sounds of a piano's insides on this New Sounds program.  From the prepared piano to the bowed and/or plucked piano strings inside the body of the beast, there are sure to be unusual sounds galore.  Listen to Ergo, an electro-acoustic trio - somehow both slinky and spacey - with trombone, prepared piano, drums, and special guests on guitar.

There's also music from George Crumb, Hauschka, and more. 

PROGRAM # 3309 Piano Insides, (First aired on 3/5/2012)                                                         





Emanuele Arciuli, piano

George Crumb Edition, Volume 9


George Crumb: Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik, excerpt [2:00]

Bridge 9170


If Not Inertia

Sorrows Of The Moon [5:10]

Cuneiform Records Rune 339

Guillaume de Chassy


Du côté de chez Poulenc - Part I (d'après Francis Poulenc) [1:58]

Bee Jazz BEE050
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Schönes Mädchen (Pretty Girl) [3:40]

Fat Cat #1308


If Not Inertia

Two For Joy [6:50]

See above.


Random Roads Collection

Dr Nick, excerpt [1:00]

Tummy Touch Records TUCH2039


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Comments [1]

Richard Linville from NC I am a great fan I hate to correct a mis-statement. Just before while speaking of the Crumb piece you said the prepared piano was invented by Cage in the 1930s however Cage is only credited with inventing the term prepared piano. Cage himself credited Henry Cowell with the concept which was put forth in Cowell's book "New Musical Resources".

Sep. 17 2012 03:19 PM

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