music of mystery and multiplicity for piano and multimedia
Zubin Kanga, piano
Benjamin Carey, electronics
Stefan Prins – Piano Hero (Australian premiere)
Julian Day –Dark Twin (world premiere)
Benjamin Carey – _derivations
Michel van der Aa – Transit (Australian premiere)
Daniel Blinkhorn – FrostbYte: Chalk Outline (world premiere)
Cat Hope – The Fourth Estate (world premiere)
Steve Reich arr. Vincent Corver – Piano Counterpoint
Internationally-acclaimed piano virtuoso, Zubin Kanga, returns to Australia for a national tour, performing DARK TWIN: music of mystery and multiplicity for piano and multimedia. Electronics, computer interaction and film combine to create multiple personalities, malevolent doppelgängers and menacing landscapes around the solo pianist.
DARK TWIN features new works by three leading Australian composers – Julian Day, Daniel Blinkhorn and Cat Hope – each with vastly different styles and technological approaches: from lo-fi tools such as portable radios, to complex video and surround sound interacting with the pianist. The program also features works by major composers from Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia and the USA, each working at the cutting edge of innovation in the interaction between technology and live musicians.
Whether duetting with an artificially intelligent system, playing through an avatar, creating massive walls of warped piano sounds or grooving within an invisible piano ensemble, the works explode any preconceptions of what is possible in a ‘solo’ piano recital.
When & Where
London-based Australian pianist, Zubin Kanga has recently performed at the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh, Borealis (Norway), Mars aux Musées (France), BIFEM (Australia), ISCM World New Music Days and London Olympiad festivals as well as appearing as soloist with the London Sinfonietta and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. A member of Ensemble Offspring, he has performed solo recitals across Australia, Europe and the USA.
Zubin has collaborated with many of the world’s leading composers including Thomas Adès, Michael Finnissy, George Benjamin, Steve Reich and Beat Furrer. A Masters and PhD graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, he was recently appointed as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Nice and IRCAM (Paris), Research Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music and Research Associate at the Institute of Musical Research, London.