In April 2014 These New Puritans hosted an interactive A/V installation in a beautiful Brutalist building in central London.
Curated to explore the make up of a band whose work is widely lauded as amongst the most original and progressive of their generation, the exhibition centred around the 'Magnetic Resonator Piano' (MRP), an electronically-augmented acoustic piano which uses a series of magnets combined with sensors to resonate, bend and torment the piano's strings, creating infinite sustain, crescendos, harmonics, pitch bends and incredible new timbres.
Visitors to the exhibition engaged with the MRP via motion-sensor technology, alongside other interactive exhibits enabling them to participate in the TNP sound, creating their own individual sonic experience via a series of triggers, loops, and samples.
Special guests were also invited to experiment with this unique invention, resulting in spontaneous performances from avant-garde sound artists and Grammy winning producers to Westminster Abbey organists and experimental musicians.
The MRP was used for the first time in popular music on TNP's album Field of Reeds.