Sandeep Bhagwati, Adam Basanta, Julian Stein
A piano stands in a silent room. Occasionally, street noises filter in and make the piano sing quietly to their chaotic tune. But this singing always is only an after-image, an echo of violent act of intrusion. In a nightly city landscape, lights are ususally unobstrusive and beautiful, even when they flicker – but city sounds will assault us and never let us go. In this installation, the situation is reversed – the light assaults us, while the piano sound is gentle, inviting us to listen and contemplate.
At several points during the night, Sandeep Bhagwati will perform a comprovisation that interacts with the sounds from the piano.
Piano, microphones, loudspeaker, strobe light, harmonicas