Virtual Piano Concerto is my electro-acoustic composition finished in 2008. In cubist artworks, objects are broken up, analyzed, and re-assembled in an abstracted form. In the first movement, I recorded different prepared piano sounds and manipulated the sounds digitally on the computer. Later I use these new piano sounds with a virtuoso piano music writing to create a piano concerto-like form. The different piano textures depict the piano from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the piano in a greater context. The result also creates an illusion of a new sounding piano.
In the second movement, 3 live effect processors are used to shape the solo piano. The stereo echo creates a continuous melody with several layers of harmonies and counterpoints. The effects not only create the richness and texture which can’t be founded on a regular piano, but also create a sense of space and modernism.
- I Movement: Master Cubist (demo) [8’10”] (* Except few synthesizer sounds, every sound was originally created on a piano.)
- II Movement: A Soul Flying Around The Universe (demo) [6’10”]
Here is a video I created with the 2nd movement’s music and the photos I shot while traveling around the world!