Cyborg Piano: Magnetic Resonator Piano

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The Magnetic Resonator Piano invented by Andrew McPherson sees electromagnets suspended above the strings of a regular grand piano, allowing for control of minute details of shimmering resonance, crescendo from silence, and sustained "bowed" sounds that the performer can shape directly from the keyboard scanner while retaining the use of the original mechanism. The instrument transforms into an unrecognisable and stunning electroacoustic cyborg. 

The lecturer, a concert pianist and improviser, will introduce this instrument to the audience from a performance perspective.

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This event was on Mon, 07 Jun 2021


Dr Xenia Pestova Bennett

Dr Xenia Pestova Bennett is an Assistant Professor in Music at the University of Nottingham.

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