James Erber, elided dilapidations (after C.P.E. Bach), for solo piano
Luigi Nono, ..sofferte onde serene.., for piano and tape
Wieland Hoban, when the panting STARTS, for solo piano
I will explore the relation between complexity and embodiment in contemporary piano music along three axes: intrinsic textual complexity in the form of New Complexity (Erber) compositions; complexity as interaction with the electronic medium, in the case of Nono’s monumental work for piano and tape; and finally complexity as generative of physical theatre, in the case of the work by Hoban.
Antoniadis is a Berlin-based pianist and PhD researcher at IRCAM and LabEx GREAM, Université de Strasbourg, where he also teaches computer music and contemporary performance.