Per Bloland will present and demonstrate his most recent research into the sonic capabilities of
the ElectroMagnetically-Prepared Piano. This device consists of a rack of twelve electromagnets
which rests on the frame of a grand piano. Each electromagnet is controlled by an arbitrary
audio signal, resulting in a great degree of control over the pitch and timbre of the excited
strings. The current project, supported through an Artistic Research Residency at Ircam,
involves the incorporation of an active control feedback system. The hope is that through the
use of this feedback system individual modes can be bent, damped, or accentuated in realtime
as a performer plays the keyboard.

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Monday, March 6, 2023, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
1750 Arch Street
Berkeley, CA
This Event is Free and Open to the Public