Live 4-channel music performance - 2005 >>>

CD & DVD-R audio release - 2009

 
        
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I Am Piano is a live music performance centred around performed reconstructions of piano samples taken from classic modern jazz recordings.

Devised by Philip Brophy, this suite of pieces conceptually and performatively extends ideas on the piano and sampling covered in his articles Sonic Occupancy (published in Ojeblikket Vol.10, No.3, Copenhagen, 2000) and Sounding & Sampling (published in New Music Articles No.6, Melbourne, 1988). Performed live and un-sequenced on a midi-keyboard, the pieces explore ways in which fragments of piano recordings/performances can be reinterpreted as raw material for a concert-style performance via a keyboard instrument.

Far from celebrating the humanist figure of jazz piano improvization - let alone the heroic cliche of the Romantic concert maestro - I Am Piano thrusts an ironic barb into the piano's mythological status and aims to perceive it purely as a sound machine whose melodiousness is but a mirage of musical language.

2012
EXTREMITIES, Japan tour organized by Jolt Arts:
Super Deluxe, Tokyo
KD Japon, Nagoya
Bears, Osaka
Urban Guildm Kyoto
(full suite presented in stereo at all venues)
2010
SONIC BODY, Jolt Space, Melbourne (3 pieces of the suite presented in stereo)
Monkey Bar, Melbourne (full suite presented in stereo)
2009
STUTTER, Horse Bazaar, Melbourne (4 pieces of the suite presented in quadraphonic audio)
UNDIVIDED, Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (3 pieces of the suite presented in stereo)
CD and DVD-R audio released on Sound Punch Records
2006
LIQUID ARCHITECTURE 7, North Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne (3 pieces of the suite presented in quadraphonic audio)
LIQUID ARCHITECTURE 7, The Wine Bar, Auckland (3 pieces of the suite presented in stereo)
Track "I AM DAVE BRUBECK" included on the LIQUID ARCHITECTURE 7 CD
2005
ARTICULATING SPACE Concert 3, Ignifuge, Melbourne (2 pieces of the suite presented in stereo)
Performance at ARTICULATING SPACE Concert 3 recorded by and broadcast on ABC Radio




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