Katharina Bleier © Regina Längle; Karlheinz Essl © Pepo Schuster
extended piano – reminiscences
Katharina Bleier, Karlheinz Essl
Arnold Schönberg Center
Wednesday, 11 January 2023
6.30 pm
Katharina Bleier © Regina Längle; Karlheinz Essl © Pepo Schuster

Katharina Bleier piano
Karlheinz Essl live electronics

Olga NEUWIRTH incidendo/fluido
Arnold SCHÖNBERG/Ferruccio BUSONI Klavierstück op. 11/2
Alberto POSADAS Erinnerungsspuren/Anklänge an »La cathédrale engloutie«
Mario BERTONCINI Pix (Austrian premiere)
Wolfgang MITTERER Uluru 2
Karlheinz ESSL/Gerhard ECKEL Con una certa espressione parlante

Tickets € 14 | Free admission for persons under 26 years
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With video projection from inside the piano.
Followed by piano preparation close up. Observe and experiment!

“Transmuting orchestral qualities into piano music” inspired Busoni to arrange Schönberg’s piano piece. By contrast, many extended piano techniques distort the piano sounds and blur their origin. Reminiscences, paraphrases, quotations and echoes of Debussy and Beethoven’s “speaking expression,” music box melodies and sound collages arouse familiar associations and link up with the diverse sound world of the extended piano.