“Based on a view of music pedagogy that emphasizes expressive, full-body communication early in the learning process, Andante promotes an understanding of the music rooted in the body, taking advantage of walking as one of the most fundamental human rhythms.”
“The pianist is but an illusion of light and mirrors, a ghost at once present and absent”.
“Inspired by the intricate contrapuntal music of J.S. Bach, I wanted to create a machine that transforms any playing into a canon. Each note played by a pianist shoots up as a digital “canon ball” and echoes the original note with the same intensity as it falls back down into the key.”
“This thesis introduces and examines methods for the capture and reproduction of music on the piano that maintains a tight coupling between the body and the physical instrument. Music playing originates in the body, which plays a central role in both performance and pedagogy. However, technology for the capture and reproduction of music has largely ignored the intricate relationship between the sound, the body and the instrument in the making and appreciation of music.”