Zubin Kanga

Australia/UK

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Cyborg pianist’ Zubin Kanga presents groundbreaking new piano and multimedia works – a small sample of the dozens of works he has commissioned by composers across the UK, Australia, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands and Canada that expand the possibilities of a piano recital using live electronics, live video, motion and bio-sensors, new digital instruments, VR, electro-magnets, analogue synthesisers and AI.

Leading German composer, Alexander Schubert explores the nature of internet culture in ‘Wiki-Piano.Net’, using an internet-based score that allows the online community to compose a new version of the work for every performance.

Zubin Kanga’s own Steel on Bone, inspired by surgery and swordplay, uses MiMU sensor gloves to transmogrify the delicate, visceral, and violent sounds of steel tools inside the piano.

Canadian composer Nicole Lizée’s ‘Scorsese Etudes’ uses loops of key scenes of classic films to create an obsessive homage to Martin Scorsese. From the black humour of Goodfellas to the manic energy of The Wolf of Wall Street, Lizée delves into Scorsese’s unique style, full of dynamism, symbolism, intensity and violence.

Programme:
WIKI-PIANO.NET - Alexander Schubert
Steel on Bone - Zubin Kanga
Scorsese Etudes - Nicole Lizée

Supported by UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship