Piano Spheres

Piano Spheres

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
8 pm

Thayer Hall

Tickets: $10 to $25


Metal strings struck by hammers excite the air. Peaks and troughs radiate outwards in precise predetermined relationships. Vibrations are transduced into electrical impulses by the smallest of bones. Synapses fire. Neurotransmitters are released. An intense euphoric experience follows. This program explores ecstasy and ecstatic states in music. Inspired by mysticism, religion, meditation, repetition, beauty, the grotesque. Works by Scriabin, Frances White, Alvin Curran & more plus new Piano Spheres commissions from Rajna Swaminathan and Dante De Silva.

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