The interactive piano

georg klein

The interactive Piano

Concert installation for participating listeners
The Interactive Piano is a piece for grand piano - but without pianist. Instead of that the visitors get roped into the role of an avant-garde piano player, by an interactive constellation. A video camera catches the positions and movements of one visitor, who stands on the floor in front of the instrument. Beside there are some chairs for waiting people - listening and watching the active player.
The performance stage is arranged in six zones, marked by different floor patterns to allow some orientation. At the same time these patterns animate the "performers" to explore the whole field. Thus, half randomly half programmed a piano piece develops ("structured random"). Each active visitor plays "his" piece, in a way he makes his own composition and his own performance. After finishing the audience is free to give applause.