Pianist and composer Keith Kirchoff will present a full recital showcasing new and recent works for piano and interactive electronics by composers Olga Neuwirth, Dan VanHassel, Per Bloland, Paula Matthusen, Christopher Biggs, and himself. This concert will include speakers inside a piano, computers, electronic keyboards, playing inside the piano, and a dizzying array of sounds to open your ears and your mind. Not to be missed.
Pianist and composer Keith Kirchoff has performed throughout North America, Europe, and the
Pacific Southwest. A strong advocate for modern music, Kirchoff is committed to fostering new audiences for contemporary music and giving a voice to emerging composers, and to that end has premiered over 100 new works and commissioned over two dozen compositions.
Specializing on works which combine interactive electro-acoustics with solo piano, Kirchoff's Electroacoustic Piano Tour has been presented in ten countries, and has spawned three solo albums. Kirchoff is the co-founder and a director of SPLICE and the founder and Artistic Director of Original Gravity Inc. Kirchoff has won awards from the Steinway Society, MetLife Meet the Composer, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and was named the 2011 Distinguished Scholar by the Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association. He has recorded on the New World, Thinking outLOUD, Zerx, Ravello, Tantara, New Focus, and SEAMUS labels.
You can follow Kirchoff on Twitter @keithkirchoff and learn more at his website: keithkirchoff.com
Friday, November 8 at 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Hughes Fine Arts Center, 202 (JCRH)
3350 Campus Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58202
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