Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Recording: Andrew Wedman/Robin Buckley

Artist: Andrew Wedman/Robin Buckley

Song: Second Improvization for Bass Piano [excerpt]

Recorded at Creatures Creating Gallery ("Wavelength 583: The Bass Piano"), December 1, 2013.

Second Improvization for Bass Piano [excerpt]

Full review to follow. Tuning an entire piano down an octave (a process that I learned some more about here) does some cool things, with the slackened tension causing all sort of buzzing overtones and bell-like sounds. The night closed out with a set from Wedman, the Bass Piano's inventor. Backed by Buckley's slowly-roiling percussion, Wedman favoured plucks at the long strings exposed underneath the keyboard, surrounding his notes with long, low sproings.

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