NCM presents "Player Piano, Piano Player," which takes a look at an interactive installation of mammoth proportions. Fusing musical with the visual, artist Aaron Rogachevsky set out to turn a full upright piano into a synesthetic instrument. Each of the 88 keys is connected to an electrical wire, which connects to an electric device (from lights to bandsaws and vacuums) elsewhere in a warehouse space. The result is a visual cacophony of colors shooting out of the piano and then sprawling across high above the floor, creating a canopy of wires. Anyone who plays the piano is granted the power to create an industrial and surreal landscape of light, whirring, buzzing, and other sights and sounds on top of the natural sound of the piano itself.
Filmed on the fly over one afternoon and evening, "Player Piano, Piano Player" explores the relationship between the performer and the performed, sound and image, and the endless possibilities music can present us.
Installation by Aaron Rogachevsky
Performance by Zach Seman
Music by Zach Seman and Aaron Rogachevsky
Produced by Nicolas Cusworth Media
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