“Star Wars” theme in the style of a Baroque Gavotte.
Richard Grayson improvises on an audience theme from a concert on March 8, 2009, at the Crossroads School.
Amazing…Hauschka transforms the piano into an ensemble of musicians.
I would recommend listening to the above improvisation two times. First time, listen and watch the video. Second time, just listen to the video and close your eyes.
Here’s NPR’s description of their session with Hauschka:
Listening to a piece by Hauschka can be deceiving: What sounds like an ensemble of musicians and instruments is just one man, performing at one piano. His real name is Volker Bertelmann, and he hails from Dusseldorf, Germany, where he works with his “prepared piano.” He wrests disruptive sounds from the instrument’s 88 keys by outfitting the strings or mallets with objects such as ping-pong balls, aluminum foil and leather.
In this piece, Hauschka uses a random assortment of props just presented to him by NPR host Guy Raz to rig the piano and improvise a song.
To learn more about how he does it, watch this video where he demonstrates his process.
Watch more videos to see how Hauschka Gets The Most Out Of 88 Keys.
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