Denman Maroney: Interpretations

Thursday, March 13, 2008. 9:00 pm

Denman Maroney: Interpretations

Thursday, March 13, 2008. 9:00 pm

Denman Maroney will give a solo piano concert of improvisations in his trademark “hyperpiano” style: playing the keys with one hand and the strings with the other, using bows and slides of metal, plastic and rubber. He also employs a system of temporal harmony based on the undertone series to compose and improvise in several tempos at once. His music is inspired by natural sounds and the music of Cage, Coleman, Cowell, Ellington, Ives, Joplin, Messiaen, Monk, Nancarrow and Stockhausen, among others.

“Pianists have been tinkering with the guts of their instruments for nearly a century now, but it’s altogether likely that no one has explored the art of prepared piano as diligently or creatively as ‘hyperpianist’ Denman Maroney.” TimeOut NY, Aug. 2006.