for Piano, Orchestra and Video
Duration ca. 28 minutes
In Piano Concerto the perfect, classical grand piano is confronted with a battered, almost completely broken grand piano in a virtual double concerto. The soloist, Nicolas Hodges, sits across from a video doppelgänger playing the damaged instrument that has been dropped onto a concrete floor from a height of 8 meters. The broken piano shifts the perspective on the orchestra and the freshly tuned, classical grand piano and adds a complementary palette of microtones and percussive sounds to form a super instrument between the two. Finally all forces meet in a quiet celebration of barely sounding, subordinate sounds and the poetry of the imperfect.
Piano Concerto was premiered by Nicolas Hodges and the SWR Symphony Orchestra at Donaueschinger Musiktage 2014.