Marino Formenti’s first performance of the evening sees him as the protagonist in Olga Neuwirth’s tragicomic duel between pianist and a computer-controlled instrument.
Wednesday 21 June, 7.30pmFrom £6.00 to £12.00
Part of the Aldeburgh Festival season
Olga Neuwirth Kloing! 37’ (UK premiere)
Marino Formenti piano
Peter Plessas sound design
Daan Hazendonk video
Neuwirth’s piece is an unhinged tragicomic duel between pianist and an instrument that is computer-controlled – but also ultimately out of control. Illuminated by live video, it’s an exhilarating tour-de-force for performers, technology and technicians. It’s a homage to the great virtuosos of the past, but also a wry commentary on technology today. Man versus machine – machine wins?