The 3 Cs: Pioneers of the Avant-garde Piano
Margaret Leng Tan, one of the world's most celebrated contemporary pianists, will introduce the avant-garde piano and its groundbreaking transformations through the extended techniques of "the three C's", Cage, Cowell and Crumb.
Ms. Tan will give a hands-on demonstration of John Cage's famous invention, the prepared piano, the cluster and string piano innovations of Cage's teacher, Henry Cowell, as well as the timbral magic of George Crumb's interior piano universe. Also included in the discussion will be the notational challenges faced by composers of new music. There will be ample opportunity for questions. Open to composers, pianists, other musicians and all with a lively curiosity.