Macronectes

’Macronectes' is a piece for prepared piano in two versions. One is for 2 hands, the other one for 4 hands. Both versions only uses one grand piano.


2 hands version                                                                     A fight to conquer the big instrument and explore its secrets.

4 hands version                                                            Almost like dancing, They move, stretch around the impressive instrument.


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Through a cooperation with the instrument builder Johan E. Andersson (Kapellet) in 2016, there is now a new version of this piece that is more flexible. In the old version, the construction of the grand piano needed to fit the balls used. In the newer version, a mobile steel construction to fit the balls can be put in the piano. The sound can therefor be created without a perfect piano at the concert hall. To borrow these steel constructions, just contact the composer . The 1st musician to use this new equipment at a concert is Anna Christensson, a Swedish pianist, who performed the piece at the festival Sound of Stockholm in November 2016.


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Material to download:

2 hands version:

Score    Recording (from concert in November -16 using the new equipment; Anna Christensson)


4 hands version:

Score    Recording (from concert in March -10; Neel Teilmann & Manuel Esperilla)

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Live performance with the pianist Lluïsa Espigolé from the Spanish ensemble Crossing Lines playing the two-hand-version of the piece on the 4/11 2015 in Stockholm, Sweden, during the festival Sound of Stockholm.