Piano and Percussion

For this New Sounds, take in some music made by the piano, (technically a percussion instrument), with and without additional percussion and sometimes processing, as in "White Bone Country" by Australian-born, New York-based Andrew Byrne. There's also music by Irish composer Roger Doyle, who uses piano and processing in a piece called "Cool Steel Army." Then we'll listen to Dave King's drumming AND piano-playing from a new solo record, called "Indelicate." Plus, hear piano music from Wayne Horvitz and Robin Holcomb.

PROGRAM # 3034, Piano and Percussion (First aired on Fri., 02/05/10)





Wayne Horvitz (& Robin Holcomb)

Solo Piano

Buttermilk Hill [5:47]

Songlines SA1550

Andrew Byrne

White Bone Country

White Bone Country: Part I Desert Terrain - for processed piano and percussion [5:29]
Part III Desert Weather - for piano inside and out [3:02]
Part III Desert Weather - for piano and crotales and glockenspiel [3:17]

New World Records 80696 www.newworldrecords.org

Dave King


Arts High Boogie [4:02]

Sunnyside 1229


Roger Doyle

Cool Steel Army

Cool Steel Army [12:16]

Psychonavigation PSY 028 www.psychonavigation.com OR www.rogerdoyle.com

Dave King


I Want to Feel Good [3:00]

See above.

Robin Holcomb (& Wayne Horvitz)

Solo Piano

Before the Comet Comes [13:14]

See above.