Matthew Herbert: 20 Pianos

Concert / Performance with Sarah Nicolls and Sam Beste

  • Matthew Herbert
  • Sam Beste
  • Sarah Nicolls

With 20 Pianos, Matthew Herbert tells the stories of twenty unique pianos from all over the world. From Steinways at the famous Abbey Road Studios or great concert halls to out of tune pianos that pass away their existence in living rooms: Herbert photographed them all, sampled their specific sound, and recorded brief stories about their origin. A unique figure in modern music and experimenter with the avantgarde and the familiar, Matthew Herbert is known for working with raw sound, turning ordinary or so called found sound in to stunning electronic music. He has produced and worked with acts as diverse as Björk, Quincy Jones, Serge Gainsbourg and Ennio Morricone.

Introduction —
MIDI Pianos —
Sarah Nicolls, Sam Beste


— 23. 24. August
— 1h
German Premiere
— 20.00 / 30.00 €
Reduced prices start at 10,00 €
  • Sat23Aug
    Matthew Herbert: 20 Pianos on 23. August 2014 at 8.00 PM
  • Sun24Aug
    Matthew Herbert: 20 Pianos on 24. August 2014 at 8.00 PM
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following Matthew Herbert: 20 Pianos
23. August 2014
PACT Zollverein, Essen
A production by Third Ear Music. 20 Pianos is part of the first New Music Biennial. 20 Pianos was developed as part of PRS for Music Centenary.