Epitaph für On Kawara

Vor einigen Tagen starb der japanische Konzeptkünstler On Kawara, dessen Date paintings Konzept und Titel meiner Kompositions-Serien „Jahreszahlen“ und „PianoLogs“ inspirierten.

Date painting von On Kawara
Eben erfahre ich, dass Kawara sein erstes Date painting am 4. Januar 1966 erstellte, also exakt ein halbes Jahr vor meiner Geburt 🙂

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Epitaph für On Kawara

«2011-11-03 (ImperiaLog01)». A PianoLog.

2011-11-03 (ImperiaLog01) (Standard MIDI File)

What are PianoLogs?

Well, you all know what WebLogs are: personal comments on more or less
important topics, published on the web for immediate consumation.

The Blog concept enables the (technically skilled) Web user to «shoot back».
S/He is now able to comment on the flood of information that s/he is
exposed to all day.

By doing so, the Web user becomes a more active part of the information process,
his/her EGO comes into play.

PianoLogs are pieces of piano music that were created on a specific day.
The basic material is improvised. The resulting MIDI data is
recorded on a sequencer, where I do some post-production work (mainly
cutting out redundancies and trying to „sharpen the image“).

I invite you to hear these compositions as a musical WebLog, as a poetic
comment on information.

Meta-information, if you like.

S. H.

This is the first PianoLog to use the sub-bass capabilities of a Bösendorfer Imperial Grand Piano.

«2011-11-03 (ImperiaLog01)». A PianoLog.

«2011-09-11». A PianoLog.

2011-09-11 (Standard MIDI File)

What are PianoLogs?

Well, you all know what WebLogs are: personal comments on more or less
important topics, published on the web for immediate consumation.

The Blog concept enables the (technically skilled) Web user to «shoot back».
S/He is now able to comment on the flood of information that s/he is
exposed to all day.

By doing so, the Web user becomes a more active part of the information process,
his/her EGO comes into play.

PianoLogs are pieces of piano music that were created on a specific day.
The basic material is improvised. The resulting MIDI data is
recorded on a sequencer, where I do some post-production work (mainly
cutting out redundancies and trying to „sharpen the image“).

I invite you to hear these compositions as a musical WebLog, as a poetic
comment on information.

Meta-information, if you like.

S. H.

«2011-09-11». A PianoLog.