The Electroacoustic Piano: Acoustic Attacks & Sonic Refuge
What is beauty? What sounds provide the most pleasure? Can noise be beautiful?
Join pianist and composer Keith Kirchoff (Co-Director, SPLICE) as he explores the oft assumed diametrically opposed worlds of tonal beauty and discordant noise. Featuring six works for piano and interactive electronics – including the world premiere of WMU’s Christopher
Biggs’ Monstress – this program ranges from the wildly bombastic, to the fiercely virtuosic, to lush soundscapes. A recital experience like no other, this program is fun, energetic, and will challenge our very definitions of what defines “beauty”.
Described as a “virtuosic tour de force” whose playing is “energetic, precise, (and) sensitive,” Keith Kirchoff works toward promoting the works of living composers and educating audiences of the importance of new and experimental music. An active lecturer who has presented in countries throughout the world, his recital programs focus on the integration of computers and modern electronics into a traditional classical performance space. keithkirchoff.com